National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations for Carmen Giménez Smith, Scott Anderson, and Anthony Marra
February 1, 2014
Workshop alumni Carmen Giménez Smith, Scott Anderson, and Anthony Marra were honored by the National Book Critics Circle which announced its roster of finalists for the best books of 2013.
Carmen Giménez Smith's collection of poems, Milk and Filth, was nominated as a finalist for the poetry prize. Scott Anderson's Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East was nominated for the prize for Biography.
Anthony Marra’s novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, was named as the debut recipient of the John Leonard Prize, established this year to recognize outstanding first books in any genre.
The awards will be presented on March 13 at the New School, in a ceremony that is free and open to the public.