Here are your 2008 National Book Critics Circle awards:
Fiction: 2666 by Roberto Bolano
Poetry: A TIE! First ever. Sleeping it Off in Rapid City by August Kleinzahler and Half of the World in Light by Juan Felipe Herrera
Criticism: Children’s Literature: A Reader’s History by Seth Lerer
Biography: The World Is What It Is by Patrick French
Autobiography: My Father’s Paradise by Ariel Sabar
Nonfiction: The Forever War by Dexter Filkins
Well. There you go. Do what you will.