National Book Critics Circle
2013 (Fiction)
  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
2013 (General Nonfiction)
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
  Sheri Fink
2013 (Biography)
Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World
  Leo Damrosch
2013 (Autobiography)
Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti
 Amy Wilentz
2013 (Poetry)
Metaphysical Dog: Poems
 Frank Bidart
2013 (Criticism)
Distant Reading
 Franco Moretti
2012 (Fiction)
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
  Ben Fountain
2012 (General Nonfiction)
Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
  Andrew Solomon
2012 (Biography)
The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
  Robert Caro
2012 (Autobiography)
Swimming Studies
 Leanne Shapton
2012 (Poetry)
Useless Landscape/A Guide for Boys
 D. A. Powell
2012 (Criticism)
Strange Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights
 Marina Warner
2011 (Fiction)
Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories
  Edith Pearlman
2011 (General Nonfiction)
Libertys Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World
  Maya Jasanoff
2011 (Biography)
George F. Kennan: An American Life
  John Lewis Gaddis
2011 (Autobiography)
The Memory Palace: A Memoir
 Mira Bartok
2011 (Poetry)
Space, in Chains
 Laura Kasischke
2011 (Criticism)
Otherwise Known as the Human Condition: Selected Essays and Reviews
 Geoff Dyer
2010 (Fiction)
A Visit from the Goon Squad
  Jennifer Egan
2010 (General Nonfiction)
The Warmth of Other Suns
  Isabel Wilkerson
2010 (Biography)
How to Live OR a life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty
  Sarah Bakewell
2010 (Autobiography)
Half a Life
 Darin Strauss
2010 (Poetry)
One with Others
 CD Wright
2010 (Criticism)
Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics
 Clare Cavanagh
2009 (Fiction)
Wolf Hall
  Hilary Mantel
2009 (General Nonfiction)
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
  Richard Holmes
2009 (Biography)
Cheever: A life
  Blake Bailey
2009 (Autobiography)
Somewhere Towards the End
 Diana Athill
2009 (Poetry)
 Rae Armantrout
2009 (Criticism)
Notes from No Mans Land: American Essays
 Eula Biss
2008 (Criticism)
Childrens Literature: A Readers History from Aesop to Harry Potter (University of Chicago Press)
  Seth Lerer
2008 (Poetry)
Sleeping It Off in Rapid City (Farrar, Strauss)
  August Kleinzahler
2008 (Poetry)
Half the World in Light(University of Arizona Press)
  Juan Felipe Herrera
2008 (Autobiography)
My Fathers Paradise: A Sons Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq
 Ariel Sabar
2008 (Biography)
The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul
 Patrick French
2008 (General Nonfiction)
The Forever War
 Dexter Filkins
2008 (Fiction)
  Roberto Bolaņo
2009 (Fiction)
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
  Junot Diaz
2008 (Nonfiction)
Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experiments on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present
  Harriet Washington
2008 (Biography)
Stanley, the Impossible Life of Africas Greatest Explorer
 Tim Jeal
2007 (Fiction)
The Inheritance of Loss
 Kiran Desai
2007 (Nonfiction)
Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution
 Simon Schama
2007 (Biography)
James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon
  Julie Phillips
2006 (Fiction)
The March
  E. L. Doctorow
2006 (Nonfiction)
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of Nuclear Disaster
  Svetlana Alexievich
2006 (Biography)
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
 Kai Bird
2005 (Fiction)
 Marilynne Robinson
2005 (Nonfiction)
The Reformation: A History
 Diarmaid MacCulloch
2005 (Biography)
De Kooning: An American Master
  Mark Stevens
2004 (Fiction)
The Known World
  Edward P. Jones
2004 (Nonfiction)
Sons of Mississippi
  Paul Hendrickson
2004 (Biography)
Khrushchev: The Man and His Era
 William Taubman
2003 (Fiction)
 Ian McEwan
2003 (Nonfiction)
A Problem From Hell
 Samantha Power
2003 (Biography)
Charles Darwin
  Janet Browne
2002 (Fiction)
  W. G. Sebald
2002 (Nonfiction)
Double Fold
  Nicholson Baker
2002 (Biography)
Boswells Presumptious Task
 Adam Sisman
2001 (Fiction)
Being Dead
 Jim Crace
2001 (Nonfiction)
Newjack: Guarding Sing-Sing
 Ted Conover
2001 (Biography)
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
  Herbert Bix
2000 (Fiction)
Motherless Brooklyn
  Jonathan Lethem
2000 (Nonfiction)
Time, Love, Memory
  Jonathan Weiner
2000 (Biography)
The Hairstons
 Henry Wiencek
1999 (Fiction)
The Love of a Good Woman
 Alice Munro
1999 (Nonfiction)
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families
 Philip Gourevitch
1999 (Biography)
A Beautiful MInd
  Sylvia Nasar
1998 (Fiction)
The Blue Flower
  Penelope Fitzgerald
1998 (Nonfiction)
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
  Anne Fadiman
1998 (Biography)
Ernie Pyles War
 James Tobin
1997 (Fiction)
Women in their Beds
 Gina Berriault
1997 (Nonfiction)
Bad Land
 Jonathan Raban
1997 (Biography)
Angelas Ashes
  Frank McCourt
1996 (Fiction)
Mrs. Ted Bliss
  Stanley Elkin
1996 (Nonfiction)
A Civil Action
  Jonathan Harr
1996 (Biography)
Savage Art
 Robert Polito
1995 (Fiction)
The Stone Diaries
 Carol Shields
1995 (Nonfiction)
The Rape of Europa
 Lynn Nicholas
1995 (Biography)
Shot in the Heart
  Mikal Gilmore