The National Book Critics Circle, a non-profit association of 700 active book reviewers, announced the finalists for its annual award to be announced March 4. Among the nominees in fiction are:
The Gravedigger’s Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
The Shadow Catcher by Marianne Wiggins
In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar
Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra
For the complete list in all categories, see "Critical Mass: the Blog of the National Book Critics Circle Board of Directors."
Have you read any of these critics’ choices? If so, who do you think should win this year’s award in fiction?