Precio National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography

In 2004, the National Book Critics Circle for Biography/Autobiography split into two categories: Memoir/Autobiography and Biography.

 

Selección2014

Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography 2014

de John Lahr

National Book Award Finalist

2015 Winner of the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography

American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner:...


Selección2012

The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson IV

The Years of Lyndon Johnson #4

National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography 2012, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2012

de Robert A. Caro

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD,  THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE, THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZE

 ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TEN...


Selección2011

George F. Kennan: An American Life

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 2012, National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography 2011

de John Lewis Gaddis

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year

Drawing on extensive interviews with George Kennan and exclusive...


Selección2010

How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer

National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography 2010

de Sarah Bakewell

Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography

How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love—such questions arise in most people’s...


Selección2009

Cheever

National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography 2009

de Blake Bailey

John Cheever spent much of his career impersonating a perfect suburban gentleman, the better to become one of the foremost chroniclers of postwar America. Written with unprecedented access to essential sources—including...


Selección2008

The World Is What It Is

National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography 2008

de Patrick French

The first major biography of V.S. Naipaul, the controversial and enigmatic Nobel laureate: a stunning writer whose only stated ambition was greatness, in pursuit of which goal nothing else was sacred.

Beginning...


Selección2007

Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer

National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography 2007

de Tim Jeal

"A magnificent new life . . . [and] a superb adventure story. . . . There have been many biographies of Stanley, but Jeal's is the most felicitous, the best informed, the most complete and readable and exhaustive,...


Selección2005

American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

Duff Cooper Prize 2008, Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 2006, National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography 2005

de Martin J. Sherwin & Kai Bird

J. Robert Oppenheimer is one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb for his country in a time of war, and who later found himself confronting...