24 January 2011

NBCC Finalists: The Usuals, Plus Murray, Smith, Mukherjee, Hitchens

I didn't vote on the finalists for this year's National Book Critics Circle Awards, but I'm excited to get some of their picks done before the winners are announced March 10th. Especially intrigued by COMEDY IN A MINOR KEY and the Biography category (hey Marjorie, is that the Montaigne book you raved about?)

Also nice to see that David R. Dow is getting some notice for AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EXECUTION, his memoir on defending death-row prisoners. It's the kind of quiet but powerful book Twelve is staking out a name printing.

1 comment:

Marjorie said...

That's the one! I still haven't finished it (fitting chapters in between readings for class) but I'm enjoying it very much.