Finalists for the 2009 National Book Critics Circle awards were nominated last night. I’m especially pleased to see friend of Condalmo (and former neighbor) Ariel Sabar nominated for My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq (Algonquin) – a great read, and a great guy. Congratulations!
Roberto Bolaño, 2666. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
Marilynne Robinson, Home, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
Aleksandar Hemon, The Lazarus Project, Riverhead
M. Glenn Taylor, The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart, West Virginia University Press
Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kittredge, Random House
Dexter Filkins, The Forever War, Knopf
Drew Gilpin Faust, This Republic of Suffering, Knopf
Jane Mayer, The Dark Side, Doubleday
Allan Lichtman, White Protestant Nation, Atlantic
George C. Herring, From Colony to Superpower: US Foreign Relations Since 1776. Oxford University Press
Richard Brody, Everything is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard, Metropolitan Books
Vivian Gornick, The Men in My Life. Boston Review/MIT
Joel L. Kraemer, Maimonides: The Life and World of One Of Civilization’s Greatest Minds, Doubleday
Reginald Shepard, Orpheus in the Bronx: Essays on Identity, Politics, and the Freedom of Poetry, University of Michigan Press
Seth Lerer, Children’s Literature: A Readers’ History: Reader’s History from Aesop to Harry Potter, University of Chicago Press
Rick Bass, Why I Came West, Houghton Mifflin.
Cooper, Helene, The House on Sugar Beach, Simon and Schuster
Moore, Honor, The Bishop’s Daughter, W.W. Norton
Andrew X. Pham, The Eaves of Heaven, Harmony Books.
Ariel Sabar, My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq, Algonquin