National Book Critics Circle Awards go to Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, Sheri Fink

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Last night, the National Book Critics Circle announced the winners of its prestigious awards for books published in 2013. Not too surprisingly, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche — you might recognize that name from the Beyonce track “***Flawless” — edged out Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch for the big fiction prize for Americanah, the probing novel about Nigerian immigrants that EW chose as one of the best books of last year.

See below for a full list of winners:

Poetry
Frank Bidart, “Metaphysical Dog” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Criticism
Franco Moretti, “Distant Reading” (Verso)

Autobiography
Amy Wilentz, “Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter From Haiti” (Simon & Schuster)

Biography
Leo Damrosch, “Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World” (Yale University Press)

Nonfiction
Sheri Fink, “Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital” (Crown)

Fiction
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “Americanah” (Knopf)

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