The winners of the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Awards have been revealed. Ben Fountain won the fiction prize with Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk and Andrew Solomon took nonfiction with Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity.
Leanne Shapton won the autobiography award for Swimming Studies and Robert A. Caro took biography with The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson. D. A. Powell won the poetry award for Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys. Marina Warner took the criticism prize for Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights.
This post from GalleyCat includes links to free samples of all finalists for the awards.