The National Book Critics Circle has announced that Jennifer Egan’s novel, A Visit From the Goon Squad, has been awarded their 2010 prize for fiction. Egan accepted the award at a ceremony at the New School on March 10th.
Also nominated in the fiction category were Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen; To the End of the Land, by David Grossman; Comedy in a Minor Key, by Hans Keilson; and Skippy Dies, by Paul Murray.
The Killing of Crazy Horse, by Thomas Powers, was also nominated in the biography category.
Click here to read an excerpt from A Visit From Goon Squad, and click here to download the reading group guide.