Friday, July 1

National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography/Autobiography

1993 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography

1993 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography/Autobiography Winner and Nominees

1993 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography WinnerGenetEdmund White...Amazon1993 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography ShortlistA Different PersonJames MerrillAmazonDuBois: Biography of a RaceDavid Levering LewisAmazonFrench LessonsAlice KaplanAmazonThe Passion of Michael FoucaultJames MillerAmazon
2002 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography

2002 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography/Autobiography Winner and Nominees

2002 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography WinnerCharles Darwin: The Power of PlaceJanet BrowneTraces the life of the great British scientist, describes his travels as a naturalist, and traces the development of his theories....Amazon2002 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography ShortlistBenjamin FranklinEdmund S. MorganAmazonMaster of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon JohnsonRobert A. CaroAmazonThe Last American ManElizabeth GilbertAmazonWill You Miss Me When I’m Gone? The Carter Family and Their Legacy in American MusicMark Zwonitzer with Charles HirshbergAmazon
2001 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography

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

2001 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography WinnerBoswell’s Presumptuous Task: The Making of the Life of Dr. JohnsonAdam SismanWith 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...Amazon2001 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography ShortlistBorrowed Finery: A MemoirPaula FoxAmazonMilking the Moon: A Southerner’s Story of Life on This PlanetKatherine ClarkAmazonPositively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina and Richard FarinaDavid HajduAmazonThe Scarlet Professor: Newton Arvin: A Literary Life Shattered by Sca...
2000 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography

2000 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography/Autobiography Winner and Nominees

2000 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography WinnerHirohito and the Making of Modern JapanHerbert P. BixWinner of the Pulitzer Prize In this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty-three-year reign ushered Japan into the modern world. Never befor...Amazon2000 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography ShortlistI Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1942-1945Victor KemplererAmazonMarcel Proust: A LifeJean-Yves TadieAmazonThe Chief: The Life of William Randolph HearstDavid NasawAmazonThe Monk in the Garden: The Lost and Found Genius of Gregor Mendel, the Father of GeneticsRobin Marantz HenigAmazon
1999 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography

1999 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography/Autobiography Winner and Nominees

1999 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography WinnerThe Hairstons: An American Family in Black and WhiteHenry WiencekA quintessential American story of slavery's lasting power traces the black and white sides of a slaveholding family's history, showing the inspiring rise of the family's black descendents and the fall of the formerly wealthy whites. Reprint. 20,000 first ...Amazon1999 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography ShortlistColeridge: Vol. II: Darker ReflectionsRichard HolmesAmazonMorgan: American FinancierJean StrouseAmazonSecrets of the Flesh: A Life of ColetteJudith ThurmanAmazonThe Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind the New York TimesSusan E. Tifft & Alex S. JonesAmazon
1998 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography

1998 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography/Autobiography Winner and Nominees

1998 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography WinnerA Beautiful MindSylvia NasarIn this powerful and dramatic biography Sylvia Nasar vividly recreates the life of a mathematical genius whose career was cut short by schizophrenia and who, after three decades of devastating mental illness, miraculously recovered and was honored with a N...Amazon1998 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography ShortlistEverybody Was So Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy: A Lost Generation Love StoryAmanda VaillAmazonKing of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American HeroDavid RemnickAmazonRocket Boys: A MemoirHomer H. Hickman Jr.AmazonTitan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.Ron ChernowAmazon
1997 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography

1997 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography/Autobiography Winner and Nominees

1997 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography WinnerErnie Pyle’s WarJames TobinWhen a machine-gun bullet ended the life of war correspondent Ernie Pyle in the final days of World War II, Americans mourned him in the same breath as they mourned Franklin Roosevelt. To millions, the loss of this American folk hero seemed nearly as great...Amazon1997 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography ShortlistAmerican SphinxJoseph EllisAmazonVirginia WoolfHermione LeeAmazonWalking in the ShadeDoris LessingAmazon
1996 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography

1996 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography/Autobiography Winner and Nominees

1996 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography WinnerAngela’s AshesFrank McCourtThe author recounts his childhood in Depression-era Brooklyn as the child of Irish immigrants who decide to return to worse poverty in Ireland when his infant sister dies. 40,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo. First serial, The New Yorker....Amazon1996 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography ShortlistCharles Ives: A Life in MusicJan SwaffordAmazonLush Life: A Biography of Billy StrayhornDavid HajduAmazonPearl S. Buck: A Cultural BiographyPeter ConnAmazonThe Last Happy OccasionAlan ShapiroAmazon
1995 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography

1995 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography/Autobiography Winner and Nominees

1995 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography WinnerSavage Art: A Biography of Jim ThompsonRobert PolitoThe art of Jim Thompson was always a tightrope act, those first-person sadist heroes settling a lot of the writer's psychic debts. Drunk, he would babble on in an agony of guilt about his sheriff father's demise in an old people's home, inventing a death ...Amazon1995 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography ShortlistEmerson: The Mind on FireRobert Richardson Jr.AmazonMoving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs and Declarations of IndependenceJohn HockenberryAmazonThe Liars’ ClubMary KarrAmazonWalt Whitman’s AmericaDavid S. ReynoldsAmazon
1994 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography

1994 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography/Autobiography Winner and Nominees

1994 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography WinnerShot in the HeartMikal GilmoreShot in the Heart is the history of an American family inextricably tied up with violence, and the story of how the children of this family committed murder and murdered themselves in payment for a long lineage of ruin....Amazon1994 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography/Autobiography ShortlistD.H. LawrenceBrenda MaddoxAmazonNaturalistEdward O. WilsonAmazonToulouse-LautrecJulia FreyAmazonWinchellNeal GablerAmazon