1997 National Book Critics Circle Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
Fiction: The Blue Flower, Penelope Fitzgerald (Mariner/Houghton Mifflin)
General Nonfiction: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Biography or Autobiography: Ernie Pyle's War: America's Eyewitness to World War II, James Tobin (Free Press)
Poetry: Black Zodiac, Charles Wright (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Criticism: Making Waves, Mario Vargas Llosa (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

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