This past Thursday, the National Book Critics Circle announced its winners for 2009. Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantels’ magisterial work of historical fiction, received the fiction prize. The Age of Wonder, Richard Holmes’s astonishingly capacious history of science in the Romantic Age, won for general nonfiction.
Books were cited in four other categories. Click here for the complete list.
So gratifying, really, to have such an august body validating one’s own choices!