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The National Book Critics Circle, an organization of 750 American book critics and editors, announced its annual book awards in New York this week.

NONFICTION

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Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper

Nicholson Baker

(Random House)

CRITICISM

The War Against Clichè: Essays and Reviews, 1971-2000

Martin Amis

(Talk Miramax)

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POETRY

Saving Lives

Albert Goldbarth

(Ohio State University Press)

BIOGRAPHY

Boswell's Presumptuous Task: The Making of the Life of Dr. Johnson

Adam Sisman

(Farrar Straus & Giroux)

FICTION

Austerlitz

W.G. Sebald

(Random House)

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Jason Epstein, cofounder of the Library of America and the New York Review of Books

For more information, go to www.bookcritics.org.