Here are the books and authors that were named winners of the National Book Critics' Circle awards for 2015:
Ross Gay, “Catalogue of Unabashed Gratitude” (University of Pittsburgh Press)
Maggie Nelson, “The Argonauts” (Graywolf)
Margo Jefferson “Negroland” (Pantheon)
Charlotte Gordon, “Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley” (Random House)
Sam Quinones, “Dreamland: The True Story of America’s Opiate Epidemic” (Bloomsbury)
Paul Beatty, “The Sellout” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
The John Leonard Prize
Kirstin Valdez Quade, “Night at the Fiestas” (W.W. Norton)
The Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing
The Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award
Once again I haven't read any of them, although of course I have read (and love) Wendell Berry. I also had "Negroland" home from the library twice and didn't get it read before it had to go back--does that count? I must say the Mary Wollstonecraft biography looks excellent, and I'd like a crack at the "Dreamland" title as well.
How about you? Read any of these?