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'Americanah' takes National Book Critics Circle's fiction award

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie let out a whoop of joy when her novel Americanah won the National Book Critics Circle's fiction award on Thursday night. The NBCC's awards for books published in 2013 also honored a collection of poems about sexuality and grief, a critical text on using metadata to analyze fiction, a memoir about a journalist's complex relationship to a long-term subject, a surprising biography of an English literature giant and a nonfiction account of events at a New Orleans hospital during Hurricane Katrina. In addition to Adichie's novel of the immigrant experience in America, winners were: poetry, Frank Bidart, Metaphysical Dog; criticism, Franco Moretti, Distant Reading; autobiography, Amy Wilentz, Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter From Haiti; Leo Damrosch, Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World; and nonfiction, Sheri Fink, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital. — Colette Bancroft, Times book editor

'Americanah' takes National Book Critics Circle's fiction award 03/13/14 [Last modified: Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:36pm]
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