The National Book Critics Circle announced their 2007 award finalists, and Joyce Carol Oates’s works are named in two categories: The Gravedigger’s Daughter for the fiction award, and The Journal of Joyce Carol Oates: 1973-1982 for the autobiography award. The winners will be announced on March 6. JCO last had an NBCC award finalist in 1992 with Black Water, which was also a finalist for the Pulitzer prize.
I read “Black Water” and found it very intensive, showing how a politician takes advantage of those around him who believe in him, and damaging a young woman.
I hope that Joyce Carol Oates will win the NBCC Award with one of her works this year.