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National Book Critics Circle Announces Finalists for Publishing Year 2023

Press Release


In this release: Norman Erikson Pasaribu, Tiffany Tsao, Happy Stories, Mostly,
NBCC, Jan 25, 2024


Today the National Book Critics Circle announced 30 finalists in six categories—autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, general nonfiction, and poetry—for the best books of publishing year 2023. Other announcements included two lifetime achievement awards, the NBCC Service Award, the winner and finalists for the Nona Balakian Citation, finalists for the John Leonard Prize for Best First Book, and the shortlist for the Gregg Barrios Book in Translation Prize.

“It’s a thrilling privilege for the NBCC to continue the work envisioned by John Leonard, Nona Balakian, and Ivan Sandrof in 1974: to honor outstanding writing and foster a national conversation about literature,” says NBCC President Heather Scott Partington.

Read the full release here.

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