Ta-Nehisi Coates, Lauren Groff Among 2015 NBCC Finalists

The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) nominated five finalists in six categories–autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry–for the outstanding books of 2015.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, who already won the National Book Award and the MacArthur “genius” fellowship with Between the World and Me, is up for the NBCC Award for criticism. Also among the finalists are Fates and Furies author Lauren Groff (fiction), H is for Hawk author Helen Macdonald, SPQR: A History of Rome author Mary Beard (nonfiction), and Elizabeth Alexander, author of The Light of the World (autobiography).

Source: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Lauren Groff Among 2015 NBCC Finalists

You can read the complete list of NBCC Award finalists for the publishing year 2015 here.