Last night the National Book Critics Circle awards were presented to the best books published in English. They are the only awards chosen only by book critics. The National Book Critics Circle  "honors outstanding writing and fosters a national conversation about reading, criticism and literature". Great mission! We like fostering conversations about reading too!
The winners include:
Best Fiction: Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories  by Edith Pearlman
Best Non-Fiction: Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World  by Maya Jasanoff
Best Biography: George F. Kennan: An American Life  by John Lewis Gaddis
Best Poetry: Space, in Chains  by Laura Kasischke
Best Autobiography: The Memory Palace: A Memoir  by Mira BartÃ³k
Best Criticism: Otherwise Known as the Human Condition: Selected Essays and Reviews  by Geoff Dyer