Two Black Authors Win National Book Critics Circle Awards

Harriet Washington, who was a long-time fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, received the National Book Critics Circle Award in the nonfiction category for her book Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans From Colonial Times to the Present.

Edwidge Danticat, the Haitian-born Barnard College graduate who has taught at New York University and the University of Miami, took home the same award in the autobiographical category for her book Brother I’m Dying.