2003 National Book Critics Award Nominees

National Book Critics Circle chooses award nominees:

Monica Ali, Brick Lane
Edward P. Jones, The Known World
Caryl Phillips, A Distant Shore
Richard Powers, The Time of Our Singing
Tobias Wolff, Old School

General Nonfiction
Carolyn Alexander, The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty
Anne Applebaum, Gulag
Paul Hendrickson, Sons of Mississippi
Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble and Coming of Age in the Bronx
William T. Vollmann, Rising Up and Rising Down

Blake Bailey, A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates
Paul Elie, The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage
George Marsden, Jonathan Edwards
Carol Loeb Shloss, Lucia Joyce: To Dance in the Wake
William Taubman, Khrushchev: The Man and His Era

Carolyn Forche, Blue Hour
Tony Hoagland, What Narcissism Means To Me
Venus Khoury-Ghata, She Says
Susan Stewart, Columbarium
Mary Szybist, Granted

Dagoberto Gilb, Gritos
Nick Hornby, Songbook
Ross King, Michelangelo & the Pope’s Ceiling
Rebecca Solnit, River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West
Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others