Sunday, September 26

National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography

2018 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography

Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous Christopher Bonanos

Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous

Christopher Bonanos

2017 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder Caroline Fraser

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Caroline Fraser

2016 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life Ruth Franklin

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life

Ruth Franklin

2015 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography

Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley Charlotte Gordon

Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley

Charlotte Gordon

2014 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography

Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh John Lahr

Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

John Lahr

2013 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography

Jonathan Swift: His Life And His World Leo Damrosch

Jonathan Swift: His Life And His World

Leo Damrosch

2012 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography

The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson Robert A. Caro

The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

Robert A. Caro

2011 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography

George F. Kennan: An American Life John Lewis Gaddis

George F. Kennan: An American Life

John Lewis Gaddis

2010 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography

How To Live: Or, A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer Sarah Bakewell

How To Live: Or, A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer

Sarah Bakewell

2009 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography

Cheever: A Life Blake Bailey

Cheever: A Life

Blake Bailey

2008 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography

The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul Patrick French

The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul

Patrick French

2007 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography

Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa’s Greatest Explorer Tim Jeal

Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa’s Greatest Explorer

Tim Jeal

2006 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography

James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon Julie Phillips

James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon

Julie Phillips

2005 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography

American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin

American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin

2004 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography

de Kooning: An American Master Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan

de Kooning: An American Master

Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan

2003 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography

Khrushchev: The Man and His Era William Taubman

Khrushchev: The Man and His Era

William Taubman