The National Book Critics Circle awards have been announced. Among the lucky winners is one of my favorites from last years reading: My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq by Ariel Sabar(read my review here). Congratulations Ariel!
Other winners include:
2666 by the late Chilean author Roberto Bolaño (trans. by Natasha Wimmer)
The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul by Patrick French
Sleeping It Off in Rapid City by August Kleinzahler
Half the World in Light: New and Selected Poems by Juan Felipe Herrera
Children's Literature: A Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter by Seth Lerer