National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

awarded since 1975.

 

Nominierung 2014

Lila

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2014

von Marilynne Robinson

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

National Book Award Finalist

A new American classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead and Housekeeping

Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists...


Nominierung 2013

Americanah

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2013

von Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

One of The New York Times's Ten Best Books of the Year

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

An NPR "Great Reads" Book, a Chicago Tribune Best Book, a Washington Post Notable Book, a Seattle...


Nominierung 2012

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize 2012, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2012, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2012

von Ben Fountain & Oliver Wyman

A finalist for the National Book Award!

A ferocious firefight with Iraqi insurgents at "the battle of Al-Ansakar Canal"—three minutes and forty-three seconds of intense warfare caught on tape by an embedded...


Nominierung 2010

A Visit from the Goon Squad

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2011, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2010, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2010

von Jennifer Egan

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner

PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist

A New York Times Book Review Best Book

One of the Best Books of the Year: Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Daily Beast,...


Nominierung 2009

Wolf Hall

Walter Scott Prize 2010, Man Booker Prize 2009, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2009

von Hilary Mantel

In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political power

England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster....


Nominierung 2008

2666

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2008

von Roberto Bolano & Natasha Wimmer

THE POSTHUMOUS MASTERWORK FROM "ONE OF THE GREATEST AND MOST INFLUENTIAL MODERN WRITERS" (JAMES WOOD, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW)

Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolaño's life, 2666 was greeted across...


Nominierung 2007

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2008, Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction 2008, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2007, Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize 2007

von Junot Diaz

Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who—from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister—dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of...


Nominierung 2006

The Inheritance of Loss

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2006

von Kiran Desai

In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas lives an embittered judge who wants only to retire in peace, when his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, arrives on his doorstep. The...


Nominierung 2005

The March: A Novel

PEN/Faulkner Award 2006, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2005

von E.L. Doctorow

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

WINNER OF THE PEN/FAULKNER AWARD

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In 1864, Union general William Tecumseh Sherman marched his sixty thousand troops through Georgia to the...


Nominierung 2004

Gilead

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2005, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2004

von Marilynne Robinson

The 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning novel

A New York Times Top-Ten Book of 2004

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

Nearly 25 years after Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson returns with an intimate...


Nominierung 2003

The Known World

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2005, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2004, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2003

von Edward P. Jones

In one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Edward P. Jones, two-time National Book Award finalist, tells the story of Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave who falls under the tutelage of...


Nominierung 2002

Atonement: A Novel

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2002, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2002

von Ian Mcewan

The novel opens on a sweltering summer day in 1935 at the Tallis family’s mansion in the Surrey countryside. Thirteen-year-old Briony has written a play in honor of the visit of her adored older brother Leon;...


Nominierung 2001

Austerlitz

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2002, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2001

von W.G. Sebald & James Wood

Austerlitz, the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by “one of the most gripping writers imaginable” (The New York Review of Books), is the story of a man’s search for the answer to his life’s central...


Nominierung 2000

Being Dead

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2000

von Jim Crace

A haunting new novel about love, death, and the afterlife, from the author of Quarantine

Baritone Bay, mid-afternoon. A couple, naked, married almost thirty years, are lying murdered in the dunes.

"Their bodies...


Nominierung 1999

Motherless Brooklyn: A Novel

Gold Dagger Award 2000, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 1999

von Jonathan Lethem

From America's most inventive novelist, Jonathan Lethem, comes this compelling and compulsive riff on the classic detective novel.

Lionel Essrog is Brooklyn's very own self-appointed Human Freakshow, an orphan...


Nominierung 1998

The Love of a Good Woman: Stories

Trillium Book Award 1999, Giller Prize 1998, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 1998

von Alice Munro

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

In eight new stories, a master of the form extends and magnifies her great themes--the vagaries of love, the passion that leads down unexpected paths, the chaos...


Nominierung 1997

The Blue Flower

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 1997

von Penelope Fitzgerald

In eighteenth-century Germany, the impetuous student of philosophy who will later gain fame as the Romantic poet Novalis seeks his father's permission to wed his true philosophy -- a plain, simple child named...


Nominierung 1994

The Stone Diaries: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1995, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 1994

von Carol Shields & Penelope Lively

In celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of its original publication, Carol Shields's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is now available in a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition

One of the most successful and acclaimed...


Nominierung 1993

A Lesson Before Dying: A Novel

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 1993

von Ernest J. Gaines

A Lesson Before Dying, is set in a small Cajun community in the late 1940s. Jefferson, a young black man, is an unwitting party to a liquor store shoot out in which three men are killed; the only survivor,...


Nominierung 1992

All the Pretty Horses

The Border Trilogy #1

National Book Award for Fiction 1992, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 1992

von Cormac Mccarthy

Now a major motion picture from Columbia Pictures starring Matt Damon, produced by Mike Nichols, and directed by Billy Bob Thornton.

The national bestseller and the first volume in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy...


Nominierung 1991

A Thousand Acres: A Novel

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1992, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 1991

von Jane Smiley

A successful Iowa farmer decides to divide his farm between his three daughters. When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will. This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes...


Nominierung 1990

Rabbit at Rest

Rabbit Angstrom #4

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1991, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 1990

von John Updike

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Howells Medal, and the National Book Critics Circle Award

 

In John Updike’s fourth and final novel about Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, the hero has acquired a Florida condo,...


Nominierung 1989

Billy Bathgate: A Novel

PEN/Faulkner Award 1990, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 1989

von E.L. Doctorow

To open this book is to enter the perilous, thrilling world of Billy Bathgate, the brazen boy who is accepted into the inner circle of the notorious Dutch Schultz gang. Like an urban Tom Sawyer, Billy takes...


Nominierung 1987

The Counterlife

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 1987

von Philip Roth

The Counterlife is a novel unlike any that Philip Roth has written before, a book of astonishing 180-degree turns, a book of conflicting perspectives and points of view, and, by far, Roth's most radical work...


Nominierung 1985

The Accidental Tourist: A Novel

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 1985

von Anne Tyler

Macon Leary is a travel writer who hates both travel and anything out of the ordinary. He is grounded by loneliness and an unwillingness to compromise his creature comforts when he meets Muriel, a deliciously...


Nominierung 1981

Rabbit Is Rich

Rabbit Angstrom #3

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1982, National Book Award for Fiction 1982, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 1981

von John Updike

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award

 

The hero of John Updike’s Rabbit, Run, ten years after the events of Rabbit Redux, has come to enjoy considerable...


Nominierung 1979

The Year of the French

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 1979

von Thomas Flanagan & Seamus Deane

In 1798, Irish patriots, committed to freeing their country from England, landed with a company of French troops in County Mayo, in westernmost Ireland. They were supposed to be an advance guard, followed by...


Nominierung 1978

The Stories of John Cheever

National Book Award for Fiction 1981, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1979, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 1978

von John Cheever

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

When The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize.  In the years since, it has...


Nominierung 1977

Song of Solomon

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 1977

von Toni Morrison

Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined...


Nominierung 1975

Ragtime: A Novel

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 1975

von E.L. Doctorow

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

Published in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be. An extraordinary tapestry, Ragtime captures the spirit of...