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2014 National Book Critics Circle Award winners announced

2014 National Book Critics Circle Award winners announced

Claudia Rankine, Marilynne Robinson and Roz Chast were some of the winners of the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Awards, which were announced Thursday at a ceremony at the New School in New York. Claremont poet Rankine won the poetry award for "Citizen," a collection that reflects on racism, community and American identity. Rankine was also nominated in the criticism category for the volume, marking the first time in the history of the awards that a book was a finalist in two different categories. In an interview with Times critic David L. Ulin, Rankine noted, "It always surprises me when people say that the realm of the lyric is the personal and the personal is...

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