And the winner is...
Now to the announcement of the Big Box O' Books winner.
The winner is Diane Holitik!
She was kind enough to say that Oh, Bother was her favorite post so far. Thanks, Diane. And I hope you enjoy the books headed your way.
Speaking of winners, the finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards were named this week, and as always there are some surprises. I like these lists because they always offer titles that I haven't come across before.
Below is the list of fiction and non-fiction nominees. The awards will be handed out on March 8 in New York. And for the full list of finalists, go to the NBCC website here.
Teju Cole, Open City (Random House)
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Alan Hollinghurst, The Stranger’s Child (Knopf)
Edith Pearlman, Binocular Vision (Lookout Books)
Dana Spiotta, Stone Arabia (Scribner)
Amanda Foreman, A World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War (Random House)
James Gleick, The Information (Pantheon)
Adam Hochschild, To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Maya Jasanoff, Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary War (Knopf)
John Jeremiah Sullivan, Pulphead: Essays (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)