Ever since Chast published “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” (Bloomsbury) last year, the accolades have poured forth. For her first graphic novel, she has picked up the first Kirkus Prize, and received recognition from the National Book Awards and the National Cartoonists Society (which just named her as a finalist for its Reuben Award as “outstanding cartoonist of the year”).
Now, yet again, Chast is in the winner’s circle.
Tonight, Post critic and fiction editor Ron Charles reports that Chast has just won the 2014 award for Best Autobiography at the National Book Critics Circle ceremony in New York.
And here was part of Chast’s reaction:
The other nominees for Autobiography were Blake Bailey (“The Splendid Things We Planned: A Family Portrait”); Lacy M. Johnson (“The Other Side”); Gary Shteyngart (“Little Failure”); and Meline Toumani (“There Was and There Was Not”).
The NBCC jury consists of working critics and editors of book reviews.
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