Two former Torontonians have been nominated for National Book Critics Circle Awards.
Leanne Shapton received a nomination in the autobiography category for Swimming Studies (Blue Rider Press/Penguin), an illustrated memoir that reflects on her relationship with the water, including time spent as a competitive swimmer in Toronto.
Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet, who also spent her formative years in the city, is nominated for her novel Magnificence (W.W. Norton/Penguin).
National Book Critics Circle Awards are the only U.S. literary prizes voted by working critics and review editors. The winners will be announced Feb. 28.