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NBCC Awards

The National Book Critics Circle announced 2008’s award winners on Thursday:

Fiction: 2666 by Roberto Bolaño, trans. by Natasha Wimmer (FSG)

Poetry: Sleeping It Off in Rapid City by August Kleinzahler (FSG) and Half the World in Light by Juan Felipe Herrera (U of Arizona Pr)

Criticism: Children’s Literature: A Reader’s History from Aesop to Harry Potter by Seth Lerer (U of Chicago Pr)

Biography: The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul by Patrick French (Knopf)

Autobiography: My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq by Ariel Sabar (Algonquin)

Nonfiction: The Forever War by Dexter Filkins (Knopf)

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