Member Awards and Achievements 2018 NBCC Award Finalists Announced January 23, 2019 Share on Twitter (opens in a new tab) on Facebook (opens in a new tab) on Linkedin (opens in a new tab) via email The National Book Critics Circle Awards finalists were announced on January 22. Nell Painter’s Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over and Tara Westover’s Educated: A Memoir were nominated in the Autobiography category. Jane Leavy’s The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created was nominated in the Biography category. Robert Christgau’s Is It Still Good to Ya?: Fifty Years of Rock Criticism, 1967-2017 was nominated in the Criticism category. Luis Alberto Urrea’s The House of Broken Angels was nominated in the Fiction category.