2013 National Book Critics Circle Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

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)

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