Here are the NBCC Award winners for (publishing year) 2014:
Roz Chast, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Bloomsbury)
John Lahr, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh (W.W. Norton & Co.)
Ellen Willis, The Essential Ellen Willis, edited by Nona Willis Aronowitz (University of Minnesota Press)
Marilynne Robinson, Lila (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
David Brion Davis, The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation (Alfred A. Knopf)
Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press)
National Book Critics Circle: National Book Critics Circle Announces Award Winners for Publishing Year 2014 – Critical Mass Blog.
Judges Alexander Chee, Marc Fitten, and Deirdre McNamer have announced their list of finalists for the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The winner will be announced on April 7th, and the 35th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Ceremony & Dinner will be held on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Folger Shakespeare Library.
- Jeffery Renard Allen, author of Song of the Shank (Graywolf Press)
- Jennifer Clement, author of Prayers for the Stolen (Hogarth)
- Atticus Lish, author of Preparation for the Next Life (Tyrant Books)
- Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven (Alfred A. Knopf)
- Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation (Alfred A. Knopf)
Congratulations 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalists! | PEN / Faulkner Foundation.
Filmmaker Laura Poitras is winner of the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence, awarded each year by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.
Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of “Democracy Now!,” also has been selected to receive a special I.F. Stone lifetime achievement award.
The two journalists will be honored at a ceremony at Harvard University on February 5, 2015.
via Laura Poitras and Amy Goodman to Receive I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence – Nieman Foundation.
Do you know any “Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity?”
If so, please nominate them for the new Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity, handed out by the American Library Association:
Th[is] award, which ALA intends to present at its Annual Conference, recognizes a librarian who “has faced adversity with integrity and dignity intact.” It will be given annually to a deserving librarian…
via ALA Council approves new Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity | News & Press Center.
The finalists for the annual National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Award have been announced.
- Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity (The Millions Interview, National Book Award winner)
- Steve Coll, Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power (excerpt)
- Jim Holt, Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story (excerpt)
- David Quammen, Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic (excerpt)
- Andrew Solomon, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity (Staff Pick, excerpt [pdf])
via The Millions : 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Announced.