The National Book Critics Circle "honors outstanding writing and fosters a national conversation about reading, criticism and literature."
National Book Critics Circle Awards "are given each March and honor the best literature published in the
United States in six categories—autobiography, biography, criticism,
fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. These are the only national literary
awards chosen by critics themselves."
Here are the 2013 fiction nominees.
The Goldfinch (M)
by Donna Tartt
A Tale for the Time Being (M)
by Ruth Ozeki
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
by Alice McDermott
The Infatuations (M)
by Javier Marias