Alert! Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel Americanah has been announced as a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in the fiction category. The NBCC Award honours the best literature published in the United States in six categories – autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. It is the only national American award chosen by critics themselves.
Laurie Muchnick, NBCC president, broke the news on Twitter, naming all five fiction shortlistees:
Congrats to the finalists for @bookcritics fiction prize: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi, Alice McDermott, Javier Marias, Ruth Ozeki, Donna Tartt.
— Laurie Muchnick (@lauriemuchnick) January 13, 2014
The finalists will read from their work on 12 March and the winner will be announced at a ceremony on 13 March at The New School in New York. Congratulations to Adichie!
- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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