2666, The Forever War win National Book Critics Circle Awards

by Patrick on March 12, 2009

A pair of favorites (at least in my eyes) took home the fiction and non-fiction prizes at this year’s National Book Critics Circle Awards.  Roberto Bolano’s 2666 won the fiction price, while Dexter Filkins’ The Forever War won for non-fiction.

Click here to read my recommendation of 2666.  (Scroll to the bottom of the page.)

Click here to read Tristan’s recommendation of The Forever War.

[The excellent blog Condalmo reports that Ariel Sabar has won the award for best autobiography for My Father’s Paradise.  I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Sabar at the SCIBA author’s feast, and we hosted him back in December.  Congratulations to him and to all the winners.]