Patrick Chamoiseau among finalists for 2019 National Book Critics Circle Awards


Martinican writer Patrick Chamoiseau is among the finalists of the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Awards. Vincy Thomas (LivresHebdo) reports:

Autobiography, biography, novel, non-fiction, criticism and poetry: U.S. literary critics chose their 31 finalists for the prizes to be granted on March 14, 2019.

The National Book Critics Circle announced the 31 finalists in its 6 categories. 31 because the autobiography category has 6 nominees. In addition, the author Terrance Hayes is listed twice.

French writer Patrick Chamoiseau, Goncourt’s Prize winner in 1992 for Texaco (Gallimard), is also nominated among the novels of the year for the English-language version of L’esclave vieil homme et le molosse (Gallimard, 1997)—Old Slave Man, translated by Linda Coverdale, and published by The New Press in May 2018. [. . .]

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