Member Awards and Achievements 2021 NBCC Finalists Announced January 25, 2022 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 were announced on January 20. Susan Bernofsky’s Clairvoyant of the Small: The Life of Robert Walser was a finalist in the Biography category. Jocelyn Nicole Johnson’s My Monticello was a finalist for the John Leonard Prize for best first book. Christopher Irmscher was a finalist for the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing. For a complete list of finalists, visit the NBCC’s website.