Thursday, August 5

National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

2018 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

Milkman Anna Burns

Milkman

Anna Burns

2017 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

Improvement Joan Silber

Improvement

Joan Silber

2016 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

LaRose Louise Erdrich

LaRose

Louise Erdrich

2015 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

The Sellout Paul Beatty

The Sellout

Paul Beatty

2014 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

Lila Marilynne Robinson

Lila

Marilynne Robinson

2013 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

Americanah Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Americanah

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

2012 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk Ben Fountain

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Ben Fountain

2011 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

Binocular Vision Edith Pearlman

Binocular Vision

Edith Pearlman

2010 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

A Visit from the Goon Squad Jennifer Egan

A Visit from the Goon Squad

Jennifer Egan

2009 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel

Wolf Hall

Hilary Mantel

2008 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

2666 Roberto Bolaño

2666

Roberto Bolaño

2007 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Diaz

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Junot Diaz

2006 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

The Inheritance of Loss Kiran Desai

The Inheritance of Loss

Kiran Desai

2005 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

The March E. L. Doctorow

The March

E. L. Doctorow

2004 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

Gilead Marilynne Robinson

Gilead

Marilynne Robinson

2003 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

The Known World Edward P. Jones

The Known World

Edward P. Jones

2002 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

Atonement Ian McEwan

Atonement

Ian McEwan

2001 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

Austerlitz W.G. Sebald

Austerlitz

W.G. Sebald

2000 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

Being Dead Jim Crace

Being Dead

Jim Crace

1999 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

Motherless Brooklyn Jonathan Lethem

Motherless Brooklyn

Jonathan Lethem

1998 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

The Love of a Good Woman Alice Munro

The Love of a Good Woman

Alice Munro

1997 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

The Blue Flower Penelope Fitzgerald

The Blue Flower

Penelope Fitzgerald

1996 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

Women in Their Beds Gina Berriault

Women in Their Beds

Gina Berriault

1995 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

Mrs. Ted Bliss Stanley Elkin

Mrs. Ted Bliss

Stanley Elkin

1994 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

The Stone Diaries Carol Shields

The Stone Diaries

Carol Shields

1993 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

A Lesson Before Dying Ernest J. Gaines

A Lesson Before Dying

Ernest J. Gaines

1992 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

All the Pretty Horses Cormac McCarthy

All the Pretty Horses

Cormac McCarthy

1991 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

A Thousand Acres Jane Smiley

A Thousand Acres

Jane Smiley

1990 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

Rabbit at Rest John Updike

Rabbit at Rest

John Updike

1989 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

Billy Bathgate E. L. Doctorow

Billy Bathgate

E. L. Doctorow

1988 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

The Middleman and Other Stories Bharati Mukherjee

The Middleman and Other Stories

Bharati Mukherjee

1987 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

The Counterlife Philip Roth

The Counterlife

Philip Roth

1986 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

Kate Vaiden Reynolds Price

Kate Vaiden

Reynolds Price

1985 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

The Accidental Tourist Anne Tyler

The Accidental Tourist

Anne Tyler

1984 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

Love Medicine Louise Erdrich

Love Medicine

Louise Erdrich

1983 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

Ironweed William Kennedy

Ironweed

William Kennedy

1982 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

George Mills Stanley Elkin

George Mills

Stanley Elkin

1981 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

Rabbit is Rich John Updike

Rabbit is Rich

John Updike

1980 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

The Transit of Venus Shirley Hazzard

The Transit of Venus

Shirley Hazzard

1979 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

The Year of the French Thomas Flanagan

The Year of the French

Thomas Flanagan

1978 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

The Stories of John Cheever John Cheever

The Stories of John Cheever

John Cheever

1977 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

Song of Solomon Toni Morrison

Song of Solomon

Toni Morrison

1976 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

October Light John Gardner

October Light

John Gardner

1975 National Book Critics Circle Award – Fiction

Ragtime E.L. Doctorow

Ragtime

E.L. Doctorow