Thursday, August 5

2001 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography/Autobiography Winner and Nominees

2001 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography/Autobiography Winner

Boswell’s Presumptuous Task: The Making of the Life of Dr. Johnson

Boswell’s Presumptuous Task: The Making of the Life of Dr. Johnson

Adam Sisman

With great wit, Sisman here tells the story of Boswell’s presumptuous task–the making of the greatest biography of all time. Sisman traces the friendship between Boswell and Samuel Johnson, his mentor, and provides a fascinating account of Boswell’s seven…

2001 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography/Autobiography Shortlist

Borrowed Finery: A Memoir
Borrowed Finery: A Memoir
Paula Fox
Milking the Moon: A Southerner’s Story of Life on This Planet
Milking the Moon: A Southerner’s Story of Life on This Planet
Katherine Clark
Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina and Richard Farina
Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina and Richard Farina
David Hajdu
The Scarlet Professor: Newton Arvin: A Literary Life Shattered by Scandal
The Scarlet Professor: Newton Arvin: A Literary Life Shattered by Scandal
Barry Werth

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