Archive - January 27, 2020

Two RPCVs Finalists for 2019 NBCC Awards

Two RPCVs Finalists for 2019 NBCC Awards

Thanks for the ‘heads up’ from Steven Saum (Ukraine 1994-96) This year, two RPCV writers are nominated for the 2019 book awards. They are George Packer (Togo 1982-83) and Peter Heller (China 1996-98) Finalists for the 2019 NBCC Awards The board of the National Book Critics Circle announces the finalists for its 2019 awards in six categories: Autobiography, Biography, Criticism, Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry. The winners will be announced at a celebration on March 12 in New York. In addition, today the recipients of three annual honors, the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing, the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award and the John Leonard Award for First Book are announced — they can be found below the finalists. Autobiography Five Days Gone: The Mystery of My Mother’s Disappearance as a Child by Laura Cumming (Scribner) Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow (Little, Brown) . . .

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