О премии

Национальная книжная премия общества критиков (англ. National Book Critics Circle Award) — литературная и книжная премия, присуждаемая в США с 1975 года.

Премию присуждает Национальный круг книжных критиков — организация, объединяющая литературных критиков и книжных обозревателей. Жюри состоит из 24 членов этой организации, каждый из которых исполняет свои обязанности в течение трёх лет; ежегодно треть членов жюри обновляется путём выборов, проходящих среди членов организации.

Первоначально премия присуждалась в четырёх номинациях:
художественная проза (только крупная форма, сборники рассказов не принимаются)
документальная проза
литературная критика.

В 1983 году была добавлена номинация «Биография и автобиография», в 2004 году она была разделена на две разные номинации: «Биография» и «Автобиография и мемуары». Таким образом, в настоящее время премия присуждается в шести номинациях. Кроме того, с 2013 года присуждается особая премия имени одного из основателей Национального круга книжных критиков Джона Леонарда за лучшую дебютную книгу.
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Помимо этого, Национальный круг книжных критиков присуждает ещё две именные премии, названные в память ещё двух основателей организации. С 1981 года присуждается премия имени Айвена Сандрофа за достижения всей жизни в области книгоиздания. С 1991 года присуждается премия имени Ноны Балакян выдающемуся литературному критику и книжному обозревателю.

Другие названия: NBCC Жанры: Зарубежная литература, Зарубежная поэзия, Критика, Поэзия, Документальная литература Страны: США Язык: Английский Первое вручение: 1975 г. Последнее вручение: 2023 г. Официальный сайт: http://bookcritics.org/


Художественная проза
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction
Документальная литература
National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction
National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry
National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism
Биография и автобиография
National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography

Номинация существовала с 1983 по 2004 год.
С 2004 года разделена на две разные номинации: «Биография» и «Автобиография и мемуары».

National Book Critics Circle Award for Вiography

Учреждена в 2004 году.
Номинация «Биография и автобиография» была разделена на две разные номинации: «Биография» и «Автобиография и мемуары».

Автобиография и мемуары
National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography and Memoir

Учреждена в 2004 году.
Номинация «Биография и автобиография» была разделена на две разные номинации: «Биография» и «Автобиография и мемуары».

Премия имени Джона Леонарда за первую книгу
National Book Critics Circle Award for John Leonard Prize

Номинация учреждена в 2013 году.

Премия имени Айвена Сандрофа за жизненные достижения
Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award

Номинация учреждена в 1981 году.

Премия имени Ноны Балакян за выдающиеся достижения в рецензировании
Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing

Учреждена в 1991 году.

Книга в переводе
Book in Translation Prize

Номинация была учреждена в марте 2022 года.

Художественная проза
Лин Ма 2.0
What happens when fantasy tears through the screen of the everyday to wake us up? Could that waking be our end?

In Bliss Montage, Ling Ma brings us eight wildly different tales of people making their way through the madness and reality of our collective delusions: love and loneliness, connection and possession, friendship, motherhood, the idea of home. From a woman who lives in a house with all of her ex-boyfriends, to a toxic friendship built around a drug that makes you invisible, to an ancient ritual that might heal you of anything if you bury yourself alive, these and other scenarios reveal that the outlandish and the everyday are shockingly, deceptively, heartbreakingly similar.
Документальная литература
Исаак Батлер 0.0
National Book Critics Circle Award Winner, Nonfiction


“Entertaining and illuminating.”--The New Yorker * “Compulsively readable.”--New York Times * “Delicious, humane, probing.”--Vulture * “The best and most important book about acting I’ve ever read.”--Nathan Lane

The critically acclaimed cultural history of Method acting—an ebullient account of creative discovery and the birth of classic Hollywood.

On stage and screen, we know a great performance when we see it. But how do actors draw from their bodies and minds to turn their selves into art? What is the craft of being an authentic fake? More than a century ago, amid tsarist Russia’s crushing repression, one of the most talented actors ever, Konstantin Stanislavski, asked these very questions, reached deep into himself, and emerged with an answer. How his “system” remade itself into the Method and forever transformed American theater and film is an unlikely saga that has never before been fully told.

Now, critic and theater director Isaac Butler chronicles the history of the Method in a narrative that transports readers from Moscow to New York to Los Angeles, from The Seagull to A Streetcar Named Desire to Raging Bull. He traces how a cohort of American mavericks--including Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg, and the storied Group Theatre--refashioned Stanislavski’s ideas for a Depression-plagued nation that had yet to find its place as an artistic powerhouse. The Group’s feuds and rivalries would, in turn, shape generations of actors who enabled Hollywood to become the global dream-factory it is today. Some of these performers the Method would uplift; others, it would destroy. Long after its midcentury heyday, the Method lives on as one of the most influential--and misunderstood--ideas in American culture.

Studded with marquee names--from Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, and Elia Kazan, to James Baldwin, Ellen Burstyn, and Dustin Hoffman--The Method is a spirited history of ideas and a must-read for any fan of Broadway or American film.
Синтия Круз 0.0
A specter, haunting the edges of society: because neoliberalism insists there are no social classes, thus, there is no working class, the main subject of Hotel Oblivion, a working class subject, does not exist. With no access to a past, she has no home, no history, no memory. And yet, despite all this, she will not assimilate. Instead, this book chronicles the subject’s repeated attempts at locating an exit from capitalist society via acts of negative freedom and through engagement with the death drive, whose aim is complete destruction in order to begin all over again. In the end, of course, the only true exit and only possibility for emancipation for the working class subject is through a return to one’s self. In Hotel Oblivion, through a series of fragments and interrelated poems, Cruz resists invisibilizing forces, undergoing numerous attempts at transfiguration in a concerted effort to escape her fate.
Тимоти Бьюис 0.0
Everywhere today, we are urged to "connect." Literary critics celebrate a new "honesty" in contemporary fiction or call for a return to "realism." Yet such rhetoric is strikingly reminiscent of earlier theorizations. Two of the most famous injunctions of twentieth-century writing-E. M. Forster's "Only connect . . ." and Fredric Jameson's "Always historicize!"-helped establish connection as the purpose of the novel and its reconstruction as the task of criticism. But what if connection was not the novel's modus operandi but the defining aesthetic ideology of our era-and its most monetizable commodity? What kind of thought is left for the novel when all ideas are acceptable as long as they can be fitted to a consumer profile?

This book develops a new theory of the novel for the twenty-first century. In the works of writers such as J. M. Coetzee, Rachel Cusk, James Kelman, W. G. Sebald, and Zadie Smith, Timothy Bewes identifies a mode of thought that he calls "free indirect," in which the novel's refusal of prevailing ideologies can be found. It is not situated in a character or a narrator and does not take a subjective or perceptual form. Far from heralding the arrival of a new literary genre, this development represents the rediscovery of a quality that has been largely ignored by theorists: thought at the limits of form. Free Indirect contends that this self-awakening of contemporary fiction represents the most promising solution to the problem of thought today.
Беверли Гейдж 0.0
"A nuanced portrait in a league with the best of Ron Chernow and David McCullough"--The Wall Street Journal

"Masterful...This book is an enduring, formidable accomplishment, a monument to the power of biography [that] now becomes the definitive work"--The Washington Post

"Revelatory...an acknowledgment of the complexities that made Hoover who he was, while charging the turbulent currents that eventually swept him aside."--The New York Times

"[A] crisply written, prodigiously researched, and frequently astonishing new biography"--The New Yorker

The New York Times "TOP 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2022"

The Atlantic "Top 10 Books of the Year"

The Washington Post "Top Ten Books of 2022"

Publishers Weekly * "Top Ten Books of 2022"

Smithsonian Magazine "The Ten Best History Books of 2022"

A major new biography of J Edgar Hoover that draws from never-before-seen sources to create a groundbreaking portrait of a colossus who dominated half a century of American history and planted the seeds for much of today's conservative political landscape.

We remember him as a bulldog--squat frame, bulging wide-set eyes, fearsome jowls--but in 1924, when he became director of the FBI, he had been the trim, dazzling wunderkind of the administrative state, buzzing with energy and big ideas for reform. He transformed a failing law-enforcement backwater, riddled with scandal, into a modern machine. He believed in the power of the federal government to do great things for the nation and its citizens. He also believed that certain people--many of them communists or racial minorities or both-- did not deserve to be included in that American project. Hoover rose to power and then stayed there, decade after decade, using the tools of state to create a personal fiefdom unrivaled in U.S. history.

Beverly Gage's monumental work explores the full sweep of Hoover's life and career, from his birth in 1895 to a modest Washington civil-service family through his death in 1972. In her nuanced and definitive portrait, Gage shows how Hoover was more than a one-dimensional tyrant and schemer who strong-armed the rest of the country into submission. As FBI director from 1924 through his death in 1972, he was a confidant, counselor, and adversary to eight U.S. presidents, four Republicans and four Democrats. Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson did the most to empower him, yet his closest friend among the eight was fellow anticommunist warrior Richard Nixon. Hoover was not above blackmail and intimidation, but he also embodied conservative values ranging from anticommunism to white supremacy to a crusading and politicized interpretation of Christianity. This garnered him the admiration of millions of Americans. He stayed in office for so long because many people, from the highest reaches of government down to the grassroots, wanted him there and supported what he was doing, thus creating the template that the political right has followed to transform its party.

G-Man places Hoover back where he once stood in American political history--not at the fringes, but at the center--and uses his story to explain the trajectories of governance, policing, race, ideology, political culture, and federal power as they evolved over the course of the 20th century.
Автобиография и мемуары
Хуа Сюй 4.0
A NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR - From the New Yorker staff writer Hua Hsu, a gripping memoir on friendship, grief, the search for self, and the solace that can be found through art.

In the eyes of eighteen-year-old Hua Hsu, the problem with Ken--with his passion for Dave Matthews, Abercrombie & Fitch, and his fraternity--is that he is exactly like everyone else. Ken, whose Japanese American family has been in the United States for generations, is mainstream; for Hua, the son of Taiwanese immigrants, who makes 'zines and haunts Bay Area record shops, Ken represents all that he defines himself in opposition to. The only thing Hua and Ken have in common is that, however they engage with it, American culture doesn't seem to have a place for either of them.
But despite his first impressions, Hua and Ken become friends, a friendship built on late-night conversations over cigarettes, long drives along the California coast, and the successes and humiliations of everyday college life. And then violently, senselessly, Ken is gone, killed in a carjacking, not even three years after the day they first meet.
Determined to hold on to all that was left of one of his closest friends--his memories--Hua turned to writing. Stay True is the book he's been working on ever since. A coming-of-age story that details both the ordinary and extraordinary, Stay True is a bracing memoir about growing up, and about moving through the world in search of meaning and belonging.
Премия имени Джона Леонарда за п...
Morgan Talty 0.0
Finalist for the New England Book Award for Fiction

A New York Times, TIME, The Boston Globe, Vulture, Boston.com, Daily Beast, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Bustle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Lit Hub, Chicago Review of Books, Book Riot, WBUR, WBEZ, and Debutiful Best Book of Summer

“There is so much brutal, raw, and beautiful power in these stories. Reading this book, I literally laughed and cried.” ―Tommy Orange, author of There There

Set in a Native community in Maine, Night of the Living Rez is a riveting debut collection about what it means to be Penobscot in the twenty-first century and what it means to live, to survive, and to persevere after tragedy.

In twelve striking, luminescent stories, author Morgan Talty―with searing humor, abiding compassion, and deep insight―breathes life into tales of family and a community as they struggle with a painful past and an uncertain future. A boy unearths a jar that holds an old curse, which sets into motion his family’s unraveling; a man, while trying to swindle some pot from a dealer, discovers a friend passed out in the woods, his hair frozen into the snow; a grandmother suffering from Alzheimer’s projects the past onto her grandson; and two friends, inspired by Antiques Roadshow, attempt to rob the tribal museum for valuable root clubs.

A collection that examines the consequences and merits of inheritance, Night of the Living Rez is an unforgettable portrayal of an Indigenous community and marks the arrival of a standout talent in contemporary fiction.
Премия имени Айвена Сандрофа за ...
Джой Харджо / Joy Harjo
4 книги
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Книга в переводе
Андрей Курков 4.2
...В селе Малая Староградовка, которое находится в так называемой серой зоне, остались жить всего два человека — пенсионер сорока девяти лет от роду Сергей Сергеич и его бывший одноклассник Пашка. И они, имея абсолютно противоположные взгляды на жизнь, вынуждены мириться друг с другом, хотя к одному заходят в гости украинские военные, а к другому — сепаратисты. Главная забота Сергеича — как и куда с наступлением весны увезти подальше от войны своих пчел - все шесть ульев. Увезти туда, где не стреляют, чтобы впоследствии у меда не было привкуса войны. Собравшись в дорогу, пчеловод и сам пока не представляет, какие испытания ждут его и его пчел. После не совсем удачной остановки возле Запорожья он решает ехать с пчелами в Крым, к татарину, с которым познакомился больше двадцати лет назад на съезде пчеловодов. Он даже представить себе не может, что лето, проведенное в Крыму, научит его не доверять не только людям, но и собственным пчелам.