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    Dec 1st, 2011

    Deal Reached in HarperCollins Strike as Publisher Has Another Bad Quarter
    by Jim Milliot and Emell Derra Adolphus | Feb 10, 2023
    Publishers Weekly


    After three months of negotiations and two weeks after announcing plans to resume labor negotiations, HarperCollins has reached a tentative agreement with its employee union, Local 2110 of the United Auto Workers.

    In a February 9 announcement, the union said that the agreement calls for unspecified increases to minimum salaries, which currently start at $45,000. The new deal also includes a one-time, $1,500 lump sum bonus to be paid to employees from the union’s bargaining unit once the contract is ratified. The contract will extend through December 31, 2025.

    The deal, facilitated by commissioner Todd Austin of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, was met with celebratory well wishes from New York City comptroller Brad Lander and several authors and literary agents.

    “Huge congrats to @hcpunion after more than 9 weeks on the picket line! Really admire your guts & solidarity,” wrote Lander. Literary agent Molly O’ Neill added, “Bravo! Now you all deserve a nap!!”

    Sales, Earnings Down in Q2

    News of the tentative agreement came shortly after HC parent company News Corp. released financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2022. The company reported that earnings tumbled 52% at HC, falling to $51 million, from $107 million in the comparable quarter a year ago. Sales dropped 14%, to $531 million.

    News Corp. attributed the revenue decline to slowing consumer demand for books, difficult comparisons to a strong frontlist performance a year ago, and “some logistical constraints at Amazon.” In the first quarter of the 2023 fiscal year, HC attributed the decline in sales and earnings largely to a steep drop in orders from Amazon, and in a conference call, News Corp. executives said the negative impact of Amazon on second quarter sales was less than in the first quarter. Sales were down in both print and digital formats.

    In addition to lower sales, News attributed the plunge in profits primarily to “ongoing supply chain, inventory, and inflationary pressures on manufacturing, freight, and distribution costs.” A change in the product mix also depressed earnings, with the share of e-book sales falling in the second quarter as that of the less-profitable print books rose.

    With financial results also down in the first quarter, in the first six months of fiscal 2023, profits declined 53%, to $90 million, and sales fell 12%, to $1.02 billion.

    Last month, HC began implementing a program to cut its North American workforce by 5% by the end of the fiscal year ending June 30. In a conference call announcing results, News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson said News is making a 5% workforce cut in all its businesses, which will result in the elimination of about 1,250 positions. In remarks about HC’s declining results, Thomson said that, “under the prevailing circumstances, it is absolutely necessary to confront the cost base as we seek to bolster long-term profitability in the post-pandemic marketplace.”

    CFO Susan Panuccio told analysts that News is “optimistic” about some of HC’s new releases. She said while the new titles “should help with the performance in the second half,” she warned that “near-term industry trading conditions have remained challenged.”

    In a letter to HC employees, CEO Brian Murray explained that the poor results were not the result of bad publishing, “but rather a perfect storm of headwinds in the financial role HarperCollins plays in the global publishing industry.”

    He elaborated on the information News Corp. had provided about results, noting that, after a spike in sales for most of the pandemic, consumer spending has started to decline, but that the higher costs that HC incurred to meet the higher demand continue to remain high, due in part to high inflation. While HC and its vendors have been trying to overcome the impact of inflation, Murray wrote that “some of these inflationary costs appear to be here to stay, and it will take more time for our business to adjust.”

    As HC works to cut expenses, Murray told employees, “we are working to exhaust all other cost savings opportunities before resorting to additional workforce reductions.”

    Earlier this week, Macmillan announced it was raising starting salaries from $42,000 to $47,000. The other three major New York publishing houses—Penguin Random House, Hachette Book Group USA, and Simon & Schuster—offer starting salaries between $45,000 and $50,000.

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    Dec 1st, 2011

    Women’s prize to launch annual award for women’s nonfiction writing
    The Women’s Prize Trust hopes to make the first award in 2024, after research showed female writers were far less likely than men to be reviewed or win prizes,

    Sarah Shaffi
    Wed 8 Feb 2023 03.00 EST


    The Women’s prize is to launch a nonfiction award to sit alongside its long-running fiction prize, in response to research that found that female non-fiction writers are less likely to be reviewed or win prizes than their male counterparts.

    The new book prize, the Women’s prize for nonfiction, will be awarded annually and will be open to all female writers from across the globe who are published in the UK and writing in English. The winner will receive £30,000 and a statuette named “the Charlotte,” which have been given by the Charlotte Aitken Trust, a charity set up by the former literary agent Gillon Aitken on behalf of his late daughter.

    Writer Kate Mosse, who is the founder director of the Women’s prize for fiction, said the prize was “not about taking the spotlight away from the brilliant male writers, it’s about adding the women in.”

    She said she hoped it would “put everybody who is doing something extraordinary into the spotlight, and then readers can choose for themselves.”

    There is, said Mosse, “this idea of a neutral voice, and that’s even more strong in nonfiction, the idea of ‘the expert.’ But, actually, the expert, the default voice is male, whereas there’s a huge amount of amazing narrative nonfiction being written by women that is simply not getting any attention at all. It matters because readers are missing out.”

    The Women’s Prize Trust aims to award the new prize for the first time in 2024, and is now searching for sponsorship.

    Research carried out by the trust found that 26.5% of nonfiction reviews in national newspapers was allocated to books by female writers, while 35.5% of books awarded a nonfiction prize over the past 10 years were written by a female writer, across seven UK non-fiction prizes.

    Prominent UK nonfiction prizes include the Baillie Gifford Prize, previously known as the Samuel Johnson Prize, which was won by Katherine Rundell in 2022 for her book “Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne.” Since its founding in 1999, it has been won by twice as many men, 16, as women.

    Other major non-fiction prizes include the Orwell prize for political writing, the Wolfson history prize, the James Cropper Wainwright prizes for nature writing and conservation writing, as well as the Costa biography award, which was scrapped alongside the other Costa book awards in 2022.

    Mosse said the statistics around reviews and prizes had not surprised her, adding that it had been her “instinct that women were very poorly represented in fiction reviewing.” The research made “grim reading,” she added.

    A number of factors have led to the launch of the nonfiction prize, said Mosse. Among them are the establishment of the Women’s Prize Trust as a charity in 2018, which involved looking at the trust’s ambitions, and a newspaper article of books the next prime minister should read, published in the summer of 2022, which didn’t include a single book by a woman and was a “trigger” for Mosse.

    The new women’s nonfiction prize is being supported by authors including Kate Williams, Afua Hirsch, Anita Anand, Hallie Rubenhold, and Mary Ann Sieghart, as well as the Charlotte Aitken Trust.

    Rachel Cugnoni, a trustee of the Charlotte Aitken Trust, said that “fiction and nonfiction have always been different ways of telling a different kind of truth. But fact and fiction are very different things indeed and the quality of truth we get from reading very good nonfiction from trusted sources has never been more important,” she added.

    The prize will include all narrative nonfiction, from history to memoir, music and nature writing to science, philosophy, and biography. Like the Women’s prize for fiction, it will be decided by a panel of five judges.

    The Women’s prize for fiction was launched in 1996, in response to a lack of women on the shortlists of major prizes. It was won in 2022 by Ruth Ozeki for “The Book of Form & Emptiness.”

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    Feb 24th, 2023

    Harry Potter is my favourite!

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    Dec 1st, 2011

    Judy Heumann, Disability Rights Activist and “Crip Camp” Star, Dies at 75
    The author and producer on an in-development adaptation of her memoir “Being Heumann” was considered the “mother of the disability rights movement” for her work securing the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

    MARCH 5, 2023 2:11 PM


    Judy Heumann, a renowned activist who helped secure legislation protecting the rights of disabled people, has died at age 75.

    News of her death Saturday in Washington, D.C., was posted on her website and social media accounts and confirmed by the American Association of People with Disabilities.

    Heumann’s exact cause of death wasn’t immediately known. She had been in the hospital about a week but had expected to go home, said Maria Town, the association’s president and CEO.

    “Beyond all of the policy-making and legal battles that she helped win and fight, she really helped make it possible for disability to not be a bad thing, to make it OK to be disabled in the world and not be regarded as a person who needs to be in a separate, special place,” Town said.

    Heumann, who began using a wheelchair after contracting polio at the age 2, has been called the “mother of the disability rights movement” for her longtime advocacy on behalf of disabled people through protests and legal action, her website says.

    She lobbied for legislation that eventually led to the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Rehabilitation Act. She served as the assistant secretary of the U.S. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, beginning in 1993 in the Clinton administration, until 2001.

    Heumann also was involved in the passage of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which was ratified in May 2008.

    She helped found the Berkley Center for Independent Living, the Independent Living Movement and the World Institute on Disability, and served on the boards of several related organizations including the American Association of People with Disabilities, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Humanity, and Inclusion, and the United States International Council on Disability, her website says.

    Heumann, who was born in Philadelphia in 1947 in Philadelphia and raised in New York City, was the co-author of her memoir, “Being Heumann” and a version for young adults titled, “Rolling Warrior.”

    Her book recounts the struggle her parents experienced while trying to secure a place for their daughter in school. “Kids with disabilities were considered a hardship, economically and socially,” she wrote.

    She went on to graduate from high school and earn a bachelor’s degree from Long Island University and a master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley. It was groundbreaking at the time, which shows just how much has changed, Wall noted.

    “Today the expectation for children with disabilities is that we will be included in mainstream education, that we will have a chance to go to high school, to go to college, and to get those degrees,” Town said while acknowledging that inequities persist. “But I think the fact that the primary assumption has changed is a really big deal, and I also think Judy played a significant role.”

    She was featured in the 2020 documentary film “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution,” which highlighted Camp Jened, a summer camp Heumann attended that helped spark the disability rights movement. The film was nominated for an Academy Award.

    In a 2021 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Heumann called on Hollywood to talk with disabled people whenever considering narratives about and inclusive of disability.

    “They need to be bringing disabled people to the table in the development of their materials, and they need to be hiring disabled people for a part or all aspects of the work,” she said. “Ultimately, it’s not just about looking at more ‘Crip Camps’ and more films on disability, but it’s really also about understanding that disabled people, both on the sets and off, have much to contribute around disability, but also in general.”

    She was also attached to executive produce an adaptation of her best-selling memoir for Apple Original Films, which was set to be directed by “CODA” helmer Siân Heder and produced by John Beach, Kevin Cleary, Alex Astrachan, and David Permut along with his Permut Presentations.

    During the 1970s she won a lawsuit against the New York Board of Education and became the first teacher in the state who was able to work while using a wheelchair, which the board had tried to claim was a fire hazard.

    She also was a leader in a historic, nonviolent occupation of a San Francisco federal building in 1977 that set the stage for passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act, which became law in 1990.

    Town, who has cerebral palsy, said Heumann was the one who suggested she use a mobility scooter to make it easier to get around. She wasn’t ready to hear it at first after a lifetime of being told she needed to appear less disabled. Eventually, though, she decided to give it a try.

    “And it’s literally changed my life,” Town said. “And that was part of what Judy did. She really helped people accept who they were as disabled people and take pride in that identity. And she helped so many people understand their own power as disabled people.”

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    Dec 1st, 2011



    The 16 longlisted books are as follows:

    Black Butterflies by Priscilla Morris

    Children of Paradise by Camilla Grudova

    Cursed Bread by Sophie Mackintosh

    Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

    Fire Rush by Jacqueline Crooks

    Glory by NoViolet Bulawayo

    Homesick by Jennifer Croft

    I’m a Fan by Sheena Patel

    Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow

    Pod by Laline Paull

    Stone Blind by Natalie Haynes

    The Bandit Queens by Parini Shroff

    The Dog of the North by Elizabeth McKenzie

    The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell

    Trespasses by Louise Kennedy

    Wandering Souls by Cecile Pin

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    Dec 1st, 2011

    Now in its twenty-eighth year, the Women’s Prize for Fiction shines a spotlight on outstanding, ambitious, original fiction written in English by women from anywhere in the world. We are thrilled to introduce the 2023 longlist—16 dazzling novels to discover, with new books from former Women’s Prize champions sitting alongside a host of debuts and rising stars.

    Globe-spanning locations range from Renaissance Italy, rural India, the Siege of Sarajevo, Northern Ireland during the Troubles, and opioid-infested Virginia, to an imaginary kingdom ruled by animals, a hallucinatory old cinema, and an underwater world populated with extraordinary creatures.

    Chair of judges, broadcaster, and writer Louise Minchin said: “This year’s longlist is a glorious celebration of the boundless imagination and creative ambition of women writers over the past year. Every one of these 16 books is excellent and original in its own individual way; they all offer fresh perspectives on history and humanity, exploring hard truths with empathy, sensitivity, directness, and sometimes infectious humour. There is something here for all readers! It has truly been a life-enhancing experience to judge the Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist this year, and we are looking forward to celebrating these voices that need to be heard.”

    Louise Minchin is joined on the judging panel by novelist Rachel Joyce; journalist, podcaster, and writer Bella Mackie; novelist and short story writer Irenosen Okojie; and Tulip Siddiq, Member of Parliament.

    You can watch the announcement with all five of our fantastic judges and find out about the longlisted books below:

    The judging panel will now whittle these sixteen books down to a shortlist of six novels, announced on April 26th. The winner of the 2023 Women’s Prize for Fiction will be announced on 14th June.

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    Dec 1st, 2011

    2023 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Longlist


    Does My Body Offend You? by Mayra Cuevas and Marie Marquardt (Knopf)
    The Family Izquierdo by Rubén Degollado (Norton)
    If I Survive You by Jonathan Escoffery (MCD)
    Hawk Mountain by Conner Habib (Norton)
    Fruiting Bodies by Kathryn Harlan (Norton)
    The Islands by Dionne Irving (Catapult)
    Self-Portrait with Ghost by Meng Jin (Mariner)
    Invisible Things by Mat Johnson (One World)
    The Book of Goose by Yiyun Li (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)
    Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm by Laura Warrell (Pantheon)

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    Dec 1st, 2011

    International Booker prize announces longlist to celebrate “ambition and panache”
    The list includes books from Ukrainian writer Andrey Kurkov, as well as Indian novelist Perumal Murugan, who declared himself “dead” after protests against his work.

    Sarah Shaffi
    Tue 14 Mar 2023 05:00 EDT


    One of Ukraine’s best known writers, a novelist back from the “dead,” and an author who dictated her book are among the long-listed writers for this year’s International Booker prize.

    The list, said French Moroccan novelist and chair of judges Leïla Slimani, “celebrates the variety and diversity of literary production today.”

    The £50,000 prize is awarded annually for a novel or short story collection written originally in any language, translated into English and published in the UK or Ireland. The prize money is split equally between the author and translator of the winning book.

    This year’s 13-strong longlist contains three languages–Bulgarian, Catalan, and Tamil–that have never appeared before. In total, the list comprises 11 languages with three writers–GauZ’, Zou Jingzhi, and Amanda Svensson–whose work has appeared in English for the first time.

    Maryse Condé, who is the oldest writer ever to be longlisted for the prize at the age of 86, dictated her nominated novel The Gospel According to the New World to her husband and translator Richard Philcox, as she has a degenerative neurological disorder that makes it difficult to speak and see. Condé and Philcox are the first wife-and-husband author-translator team to be longlisted for the award.

    Ukrainian writer Andrey Kurkov, who writes fiction in Russian, is shortlisted for Jimi Hendrix Live in Lviv, out at the end of April, translated by Reuben Woolley. Meanwhile Perumal Murugan, who declared himself “dead” as a writer after protests against his work, is longlisted for Pyre, translated from Tamil by Aniruddhan Vasudevan.

    Joining Slimani on this year’s judging panel are Uilleam Blacker, one of Britain’s leading literary translators from Ukraine; Tan Twan Eng, the Booker-shortlisted Malaysian novelist; Parul Sehgal, staff writer and critic at the New Yorker; and Frederick Studemann, literary editor of the Financial Times.

    They chose the longlist from 134 books published between 1 May 2022 and 30 April 2023 and submitted to the prize by publishers.

    Slimani said the list was a “celebration of the power of language and of authors who wanted to push formal inquiry as far as possible.”

    “We wanted to celebrate literary ambition, panache, originality, and, of course, through this, the talent of translators who have been able to convey all of this with great skill,” she added.

    Eva Baltasar’s Boulder, translated by Julie Sanches from Catalan, is about a woman nicknamed Boulder by Samsa, a woman she meets on a merchant ship and who she falls in love with.

    Whale by Cheon Myeong-kwan, who is also a filmmaker, is translated from Korean by Chi-Young Kim. It is a collection of stories about the lives of linked characters in a remote village in South Korea.

    Standing Heavy by GauZ’, translated from Ivoirian by Frank Wynne, is about two generations of Ivoirians trying to make their way as undocumented workers in Paris. Reviewing the book in the Guardian, John Self described it as “inventive and very funny”.

    Time Shelter by Georgi Gospodinov, translated from Bulgarian by Angela Rodel, is about the opening of a “clinic for the past” that offers a promising treatment for Alzheimer’s sufferers: each floor reproduces a decade in minute detail, transporting patients back in time. Patrick McGuinness in the Guardian said it “could not be more timely.”

    Vigdis Hjorth’s Norwegian novel about a mother and child Is Mother Dead is translated by Charlotte Barslund. Susie Mesure in the Guardian said the novel was: “an absorbing study of inner turmoil that is unexpectedly gripping.”

    The Birthday Party by Laurent Mauvignier is translated from French by Daniel Levin Becker and is set over the course of a day in an isolated hamlet in France. In the Guardian Anthony Cummins said “its remorseless narrative logic … has us reading from behind our hands, as we watch its ensemble cast stumble into catastrophe.”

    While We Were Dreaming by Clemens Meyer is translated by Katy Derbyshire from German. The pair were previously shortlisted in 2017 for Meyer’s novel Bricks & Mortar. Originally published in 2007, While We Were Dreaming, about three friends growing up in Leipzig at the time of reunification, is Meyer’s debut novel.

    Guadalupe Nettel’s Still Born is translated from Spanish by Rosalind Harvey, and is about two women grappling with whether or not to have children.

    Amanda Svensson, who is the Swedish translator of Ali Smith’s novels, is longlisted for A System So Magnificent It Is Blinding, a family saga about triplets, translated by Nichola Smalley from Swedish.

    The list is completed by Ninth Building by Zou Jingzhi, translated by Jeremy Tiang from Chinese. It is a collection of vignettes drawn from the author’s experience growing up during the Cultural Revolution.

    Fiammetta Rocco, administrator of the International Booker prize, said the longlist “proves that reading has no borders.”

    The shortlist of six books will be announced at London Book Fair on 18 April, with the winner announced at a London ceremony on 23 May.

    Last year’s winner was Tomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree, translated by Daisy Rockwell. It was the first novel translated from Hindi to win the prize.

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    Dec 1st, 2011

    John Jakes, Author of the Miniseries-Spawning “North & South” Trilogy, Dies at 90
    His historical books were turned in 15 episodes that were produced by David L. Wolper, starred the likes of Patrick Swayze & Kirstie Alley & aired on ABC in 1985, ’86, & ’94.

    MARCH 14, 2023 1:27 PM


    John Jakes, the celebrated author known for his historical “North & South” trilogy that sold 10 million copies & became three ABC miniseries in the 1980s & ’90s, has died. He was 90.

    Jakes died Saturday in Sarasota, Florida, his lawyer & literary agent Frank R. Curtis announced.

    Jakes, who during his career wrote more than 80 books, which sold more than 120 million copies worldwide, earned $25 when his first short story was published by “The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction” when he was 18.

    He spent 17 years as an advertising copywriter & creative director before he broke through at age 42 with the 1974 publication of “The Bastard,” the first of eight paperbacks under the umbrella known as “The Kent Family Chronicles.” Those books, which depicted American history through the lives of a fictional clan, were written to capitalize on the U.S. bicentennial celebrations that peaked in 1976.

    In 1975, with the publication of Vols. II, III, & IV, Jakes became the first author to have three books on the New York Times Best Seller List in one year. The series wound up selling 55 million copies.

    “North & South,” the first book in his Civil War trilogy, was published in 1982, with “Love & War” & the concluding “Heaven & Hell” arriving in 1984 & 1987, respectively. Each one, which revolved around two families—the iron-making Hazards of Pennsylvania & the slave-owning Mains of South Carolina—were No. 1 best-sellers.

    “North & South: Book 1” became a highly rated six-part 1985 miniseries that starred Patrick Swayze, Lesley-Anne Down, David Carradine, & Kirstie Alley, featuring cameos from the likes of Johnny Cash, Hal Holbrook, & Elizabeth Taylor.

    The “Book 2: Love & War” miniseries saw many of the original actors returning for another six nights in 1986 before “Book 3: Heaven & Hell” ran over three nights in 1994.

    The three miniseries, containing 90-minute episodes produced by David L. Wolper, were nominated for 10 Emmys but won only one trophy, for costuming for a miniseries or a special in 1986.

    “I feel a real responsibility to my readers,” Jakes told The Washington Post in 1982. “I began to realize about two or three books into the Kent series that I was the only source of history that some of these people had ever had. Maybe they’ll never read a Barbara Tuchman book—but down at the Kmart they’ll pick up one of mine.”

    An only child, John William Jakes was born in Chicago on March 31, 1932. His father, John, was a career executive with the former Railway Express Agency, & his mother, Bertha, was a teacher. He moved often during childhood.

    After graduating from Nicholas Senn High School in Chicago, Jakes studied acting at Northwestern University & creative writing at DePauw University. In 1954, he earned his master’s degree in American literature from Ohio State University before settling into a career as a copywriter working for a large pharmaceutical corporation & advertising agencies.

    At night, however, Jakes wrote short stories, eventually publishing about 200 of them.

    “The Bastard” became a four-hour 1978 miniseries for local stations that starred Andrew Stevens & Tom Bosley, & “The Seekers” (volume three in The Kent Family Chronicles) was turned into a four-hour 1979 miniseries for HBO that starred Randolph Mantooth.

    In 2012, Acorn Media released a DVD set of “The Kent Family Chronicles.”

    Jakes was a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America & the Mystery Writers of America. He held honorary doctorates from five universities, & in 1995, received the National Cowboy Hall of Fame’s Western Heritage Literary Award.

    He was also the recipient of a dual Celebrity & Citizen’s Award from the White House Conference on Libraries & Information for his efforts on behalf of America’s public libraries.

    Despite his decision to write rather than act, Jakes remained active in theater & acted, directed, & wrote original plays & musicals. A lifelong admirer of Charles Dickens, he created a stage adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” for his home playhouse on Hilton Head Island in the late ’80s.

    Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Rachel, whom he met at DePauw; children Andrea (and her husband, Charles), Ellen (Bruce), J. Michael (Carolee), & Victoria (Michael); grandchildren Jonathan, Alec, Duncan, Jaime, Juliana, Nathan, J. Matthew, Ellie, Hart, Faris, & Mack; & great-grandchildren Kallen, Kennedy, & Camden.

    The family asks that donations in his memory be made to the library of your choice.

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    Dec 1st, 2011

    2022 National Book Critics Circle Awards Winners


    Percival Everett, Dr. No (Graywolf Press)
    Jon Fosse, translated by Damion Searls, A New Name (Transit Books)
    Mieko Kawakami, translated by Sam Bett & David Boyd, All the Lovers in the Night (Europa Editions)
    Ling Ma, Bliss Montage: Stories (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux)
    Namwali Serpell, The Furrows (Hogarth Press)


    Isaac Butler, The Method: How the Twentieth Century Learned to Act (Bloomsbury Press)
    Kelly Lytle Hernández, Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, & Revolution in the Borderlands (Norton)
    Joseph Osmundson, Virology: Essays for the Living, the Dead, & the Small Things in Between (Norton)
    Annie Proulx, Fen, Bog, & Swamp: A Short History of Peatland Destruction & Its Role in the Climate Crisis (Scribner Press)
    Ed Yong, An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us (Random House)


    Beverly Gage, G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover & the Making of the American Century (Viking Press)
    Kerri K. Greenidge, The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family (Liveright Press)
    Jennifer Homans, Mr. B: George Balanchine’s 20th Century (Random House)
    Clare Mac Cumhaill, Rachael Wiseman, Metaphysical Animals: How Four Women Brought Philosophy Back to Life (Doubleday Press)
    Aaron Sachs, Up from the Depths: Herman Melville, Lewis Mumford, & Rediscovery in Dark Times (Princeton University Press)


    Jazmine Barrera, translated by Christina MacSweeney, Linea Nigra: An Essay on Pregnancy & Earthquakes (Two Lines Press)
    Hua Hsu, Stay True: A Memoir (Doubleday Press)
    Dorthe Nors, translated by Caroline Waight, A Line in the World: A Year on the North Sea Coast (Graywolf Press)
    Darryl Pinckney, Come Back in September: A Literary Education on West Sixty-Seventh Street, Manhattan (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux)
    Ingrid Rojas Contreras, The Man Who Could Move Clouds: A Memoir (Doubleday Press)


    Paul Hlava Ceballos, banana [ ] (Pitt)
    Cynthia Cruz, Hotel Oblivion (Four Way)
    David Hernandez, Hello I Must Be Going (Pitt)
    Bernadette Mayer, Milkweed Smithereens (New Directions)
    Mosab Abu Toha, Things You May Find Hidden in My Ear (City Lights)


    Rachel Aviv, Strangers to Ourselves: Unsettled Minds & the Stories That Make Us (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux)
    Timothy Bewes, Free Indirect: The Novel in a Postfictional Age (Columbia)
    Peter Brooks, Seduced by Story: The Use & Abuse of Narrative (New York Review of Books)
    Margo Jefferson, Constructing a Nervous System: A Memoir (Pantheon Press)
    Alia Trabucco Zerán, translated by Sophie Hughes, When Women Kill: Four Crimes Retold (Coffee House Press)

      John Leonard Prize

    Jessamine Chan, The School for Good Mothers (S&S/Marysue Rucci Books)
    Jonathan Escoffery, If I Survive You (MCD/Farrar, Straus, & Giroux)
    Tess Gunty, The Rabbit Hutch (Knopf Press)
    Zain Khalid, Brother Alive (Grove Press)
    Maud Newton, Ancestor Trouble (Random House)
    Morgan Talty, Night of the Living Rez (Tin House)
    Vauhini Vara, The Immortal King Rao (Norton)

      Gregg Barrios Book in Translation

    Andrey Kurkov, translated by Boris Dralyuk, Grey Bees (Deep Vellum)

      Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award

    Joy Harjo

      Toni Morrison Achievement Award

    City Lights

      NBCC Service Award

    Barbara Hoffert

      Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing

    Sarah Chihaya
    Christoph Irmscher
    Lauren Michele Jackson
    Ruth Margalit
    Jennifer Wilson

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