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Three Penguin Group (USA) Books Are National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalists
The National Book Critics Circle organization announced the nominees for its highly regarded annual awards this past Saturday and three Penguin Group (USA) books were among the finalists. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan (The Penguin Press) and The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade by Ann Fessler (The Penguin Press) have both been selected as finalists in the Nonfiction category. Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon by Daniel Dennett (Viking) is a finalist in the Criticism category. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in New York City on March 8th.
Last year, Them: A Memoir of Parents by Francine du Plessix Gray (The Penguin Press/Penguin), received the award in the autobiography category.
The National Book Critics Circle, founded in 1974, consists of nearly 700 active book reviewers who are interested in honoring quality writing and communicating with one another about common concerns. The centerpiece of the NBCC's activities is its annual awards, honoring the previous year's best books in six categories: fiction, general nonfiction, biography, autobiography/memoir, criticism and poetry.