National Book Critics Circle prize for fiction, announced during a ceremony Thursday at the New School in Manhattan, “Americanah,” won this award. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is the auther of the ‘Americanah’, NBCC winner.
First novel of Adichie’s was longlisted for the Man Booker prize; her second, Half of a Yellow Sun, won the Orange prize. Now her third, the acclaimed Americanah, win the one of most prestigious literary prizes in the US, the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) award. ‘Americanah’ took the prize for fiction, while ‘Five Days at Memorial’ by Sheri Fink secured the nonfiction prize.
Americanah, the story of love interrupted when a young Nigerian woman immigrates to the US for college, won the prize for fiction, beating out Donna Tartt’s popular novel, “The Goldfinch,” as well as three other finalists, including Ruth Ozeki’s “A Tale for the Time Being”.
Other winners at Thursday’s ceremony in Manhattan included Frank Bidart’s “Metaphysical Dog” for poetry and Franco Moretti’s “Distant Reading” for criticism, with books by Jonathan Franzen and Janet Malcolm among the other nominees.
For all nominations and winners from the year 1974 of NBCC awards, visit – AwardsandWinners.com.