NEW YORK (AP) — Maggie O’Farrell’s “Hamnet,” an imagined tackle the dying of Shakespeare’s son from the bubonic plague, has received the Nationwide E-book Critics Circle prize for fiction.
“Hamnet,” an sadly effectively timed story for the present pandemic, explores the affect of the boy’s sickness and dying on his household. He was Shakespeare’s solely son, and students have lengthy speculated about his affect — if any — on “Hamlet,” which Shakespeare labored on within the years following Hamnet’s dying.
Tom Zoellner’s “Island on Hearth: The Revolt That Ended Slavery within the British Empire” received for nonfiction, and Amy Stanley’s “Stranger within the Shogun’s Metropolis: A Japanese Lady and Her World” was the winner in biography.
The autobiography award went to Cathy Park Hong for “Minor Emotions: An Asian American Reckoning.”
Different winners introduced throughout Thursday night time’s digital ceremony included francine j. harris’ “Right here Is the Candy Hand” for poetry and Nicole Fleetwood’s “Marking Time: Artwork within the Age of Mass Incarceration” for criticism. Raven Leilani obtained the John Leonard Prize for finest first e book for her novel “Luster.”
Profession achievement awards had been introduced to New Republic author Jo Livingstone for “excellence in reviewing” and to the Feminist Press for its lengthy historical past of championing girls’s equality, publishing authors starting from Grace Paley to Anita Hill to Pussy Riot.