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2007 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Announced

On January 12, 2008, the finalists for this year's NBCC Awards were announced at the City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco. Founded by the National Book Critics Circle, the Awards honor the best books in the categories of fiction, general nonfiction, biography/autobiography, poetry and criticism. Joyce Carol Oates received two nominations, for her recent work of fiction, "The Gravedigger's Daughter'" and for her autobiography, "The Journals of Joyce Carol Oates, 1973-1982". The winners will be honored at the annual NBCC Awards Ceremony, to be held on March 6, 2008 in New York City.