2009 National Book Critics Circle Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
Fiction: Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel (Holt)
General Nonfiction: The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science, Richard Holmes (Pantheon)
Biography: Cheever: A Life, Blake Bailey (Knopf)
Autobiography: Somewhere Towards the End, Diana Athill (Norton)
Poetry: Versed, Rae Armantrout (Wesleyan)
Criticism: Notes From No Man's Land: American Essays, Eula Biss (Graywolf Press)
Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award: Joyce Carol Oates
Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing: Joan Acocella, a dance critic for The New Yorker magazine

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