6 books compete for nonfiction 'winner of winners' prize
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Book critics give fiction prize to Edwidge Danticat
This combination of photos released by Knopf shows the cover of "Everything Inside," by Edwidge Danticat, left, and a portrait of Danticat. Danticat's story collection has won the National Book Critics Circle award for fiction. (Knopf/left, and Lynn Savarese via AP)NEW YORK, N.Y. – Edwidge Danticat's story collection “Everything Inside” has won the National Book Critics Circle award for fiction. The critics circle usually announces its awards during a Manhattan ceremony, but called off the gathering over concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. Danticat's stories — tales of love, family and mortality set partly in her native Haiti — previously won the Story prize for best short fiction.