2008 National Book Critics Circle Awards

Fiction: 2666, Roberto Bolaño (Farrar, Srauss)
General Nonfiction: The Forever War, Dexter Filkins (Knopf)
Biography: The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul, Patrick French (Knopf)
Autobiography: My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq, Ariel Sabar (Algonquin)
Poetry: Half the World in Light, Juan Felipe Herrera (University of Arizona Press)
Sleeping It Off in Rapid City, August Kleinzahler (Farrar, Strauss)
Criticism: Children's Literature: A Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter, Seth Lerer (University of Chicago Press)
Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award: PEN American Center
Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing: Ron Charles, a fiction critic for The Washington Post

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