Last night in New York, the National Book Critics Circle announced the winners of its prestigious annual awards. The group selected the best books of 2011 from a list of thirty finalists. David Kipen joins the show to discuss the winners.
Perhaps the biggest surprise of the night came in the fiction category. Edith Pearlman won for "Binocular Vision," which is comprised of 18 stories that explore young love, marriage, family and betrayal.
David Kipen is a book critic and founder of Libros Schmibros, a lending library and used bookstore in Boyle Heights.