John Leonard Award

The National Book Critics Circle announces in 2013 the creation of the John Leonard Award, a new prize honoring an author’s first book, named after one of the most energetic and significant critical voices in American letters.

 

2017 selection

Her Body and Other Parties

John Leonard Award 2017

by Carmen Maria Machado

Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction

“[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange.”—Roxane Gay

“In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales,...