Fellow nominated for National Book Critics Circle Award
1964 Woodrow Wilson Fellow and author Leo Damrosch can add another item to his list of accolades. His most recent book, Eternity’s Sunrise: The Imaginative World of William Blake (Yale University Press), has just made the short-list for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The book is nominated in the criticism category along with some other highly acclaimed works, such as Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me and Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts. Flavorwire called the book “a robust and accessible study of William Blake” and it was among Kirkus’ best nonfiction books of 2015.
The 2015 awards will be announced at a ceremony on March 17 in New York. Dr. Damrosch is the Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature, Emeritus, at Harvard University. His 2013 book, Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World (Yale University Press), won the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography. He published Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Restless Genius (Houghton Mifflin) in 2005 and the book went on to be a finalist for a National Book Award and win the Winship/PEN New England Award for nonfiction. Dr. Damrosch is the author of more than half a dozen other academic books on literary and historical subjects.