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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie among National Book Critics Award winners
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie among National Book Critics Award winners

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was among the winners of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Awards, announced Thursday in a ceremony at the New School in New York.  Adichie won the fiction prize for her novel “Americanah,” which tells the story of a young Nigerian woman who immigrates to the United States to pursue a college education. The nonfiction prize went to Sheri Fink for “Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital,” an account of the patients, staff and families who  took shelter in New Orleans’ Memorial Hospital during Hurricane Katrina. Los Angeles author Amy Wilentz won the autobiography award for her book...

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