National Book Critics Announce Awards

On March 13, The National Book Critics Circle announced the winners of its book awards for books published in 2013. Winners included Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for her novel Americanah, and Sheri Fink for Five Days at Memorial, her nonfiction account of a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina. Frank Bidart won for his volume of poetry, Metaphysical Dog. Amy Wilentz won in autobiography for Farewell, Fred Voodoo. Leo Damrosch’s Jonathan Swift took the prize for biography. And Franco Moretti won the criticism award for Distant Reading.