2013 National Book Critics Circle Awards

New for publishing year 2013 is the John Leonard Prize, established to recognize outstanding first books in any genre. This year's winner is Anthony Marra and his novel A Constellation of Vital Phenomena.

Fiction: Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Knopf)
General Nonfiction: Five Days At Memorial: Life And Death In A Storm-Ravaged Hospital, Sheri Fink (Crown))
Biography: Jonathan Swift: His Life And His World, Leo Damrosch (Yale University Press)
Autobiography: Farewell,Fred Voodoo: A Letter From Haiti, Amy Wilentz (Simon & Schuster)
Poetry: Metaphysical Dog , Frank Bidart (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Criticism: Distant Reading, Franco Moretti (Verso)
Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award: Rolando Hinojosa-Smith
Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing: Katherine A. Powers
John Leonard Prize: Anthony Marra, A Constellation Of Vital Phenomena (Hogarth)