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The finalists for the  National Book Critics Circle awards were announced and several National Book Award Finalist books made the list. The works of John Lahr, Roz Chast, Marilynne Robinson, and Rabih Alameddine were all nominated and Claudia Rankine became the first National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist nominated in two categories: criticism and poetry. 

In addition, Phil Klay, who won the National Book Award for his short-story collection Redeployment, will be awarded the John Leonard prize for the best debut book.