National Book Critics Circle for Biography/Autobiography

awarded since 1983 until 2004.

 

Nominierung 2002

Charles Darwin: The Power of Place

National Book Critics Circle for Biography/Autobiography 2002

von Janet Browne

In 1858 Charles Darwin was forty-nine years old, a gentleman scientist living quietly at Down House in the Kent countryside, respected by fellow biologists and well liked among his wide and distinguished circle...


Nominierung 2000

Hirohito And The Making Of Modern Japan

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2001, National Book Critics Circle for Biography/Autobiography 2000

von Herbert P. Bix

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

In this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty-three-year reign...


Nominierung 1998

A Beautiful Mind

National Book Critics Circle for Biography/Autobiography 1998

von Sylvia Nasar

In this powerful and dramatic biography Sylvia Nasar vividly re-creates the life of a mathematical genius whose career was cut short by schizophrenia and who, after three decades of devastating mental illness,...


Nominierung 1997

Ernie Pyles War: America's Eyewitness to World War II

National Book Critics Circle for Biography/Autobiography 1997

von James Tobin

When a machine-gun bullet ended the life of war correspondent Ernie Pyle in the final days of World War II, Americans mourned him in the same breath as they mourned Franklin Roosevelt. To millions, the loss...


Nominierung 1996

Angela's Ashes: A Memoir

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 1997, National Book Critics Circle for Biography/Autobiography 1996, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 1996

von Frank McCourt

"When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood...


Nominierung 1994

Shot in the Heart

National Book Critics Circle for Biography/Autobiography 1994, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 1994

von Mikal Gilmore

Gary Gilmore, the infamous murderer immortalized by Norman Mailer in The Executioner's Song, campaigned for his own death and was executed by firing squad in 1977. Writer Mikal Gilmore is his younger brother....


Nominierung 1993

Genet: A Biography

National Book Critics Circle for Biography/Autobiography 1993

von Edmund White

In this revelatory biography of Jean Genet, we have the first full-scale life of one of the great -- and controversial -- figures of twentieth-century literature. Edmund White shows us the writer in all his...


Nominierung 1990

Means of Ascent: The Years of Lyndon Johnson II

The Years of Lyndon Johnson #2

National Book Critics Circle for Biography/Autobiography 1990

von Robert A. Caro

Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson, which began with the greatly acclaimed The Path to Power, also winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, continues -- one of the richest, most intensive and most...


Nominierung 1983

Minor Characters: A Beat Memoir

National Book Critics Circle for Biography/Autobiography 1983

von Joyce Johnson

Jack Kerouac. Allen Ginsberg. William S. Burroughs. LeRoi Jones. Theirs are the names primarily associated with the Beat Generation. But what about Joyce Johnson (nee Glassman), Edie Parker, Elise Cowen, Diane...