2014 National Book Critics Circle Awards

In 2014, Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen: An American Lyric made history for having the first book to be a finalist in two categories (poetry and criticism). She received the award in poetry.

Fiction: Lila, Marilynne Robinson (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
General Nonfiction: The Problem of Salvery in the Age of Emancipation, David Brion Davis (Alfred A. Knopf)
Biography: Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, John Lahr (W.W. Norton & Co.)
Autobiography: Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast (Bloomsbury)
Poetry: Citizen: An American Lyric, Claudia Rankine (Graywolf Press)
Criticism: The Essential Ellen Willis, edited by Nona Willis Aronowitz (University of Minnesota Press)
Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award: Toni Morrison
Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing: Alexandra Schwartz
John Leonard Prize: Phil Klay, Redeployment (Penguin Press)

National Book Critics Circle Awards