Winners of the National Book Critics Circle Awards, which were announced last night in New York City, are:
Fiction: LaRose by Louise Erdrich (Harper)
Nonfiction: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond (Crown)
Poetry: House of Lords and Commons by Ishion Hutchinson (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Biography: Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin (Liveright)
Autobiography: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (Knopf)
Criticism: White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson (Bloomsbury)
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art announced this year's recipients of the 2017 Carle Honors award for their contributions to the field of children's literature. This year's honorees, who will receive their awards September 28 in New York City, are:
Artist: Ed Young, "who consistently brings an eye for beauty, integrity and innovation, and sets an inspiring example for young artists through his books."
Angel: Dr. John Y. Cole, Library of Congress Historian, "for highlighting the importance of books for children and teens."
Bridge: Anthea Bell, "a pioneer in the world of translations of foreign language books into English, especially children's literature."
Mentor: Bank Street Writers Lab, represented by chairperson Dr. Cynthia Weill, director of the Center for Children's Literature, "recognizing the organization's leadership and support of writers and illustrators throughout its long history."
A longlist has been released for this year's £3,000 (about $3,710) Orwell Prize "for outstanding political writing, in a year when George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is once again troubling the bestseller lists." The shortlist will be announced May 15 and a winner named June 8. The longlisted titles are:
The Power by Naomi Alderman
Citizen Clem by John Bew
The Seven by Ruth Dudley Edwards
The Return by Hisham Matar
Black and British by David Olusoga
The Life Project by Helen Pearson
Easternization by Gideon Rachman
All Out War by Tim Shipman
The Marches by Rory Stewart
Island Story by J.D. Taylor
And the Sun Shines Now by Adrian Tempany
Enough Said by Mark Thompson
Cut by Hibo Wardere, in collaboration with Anna Wharton
Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge