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Robinson, Chast among winners of book critics prizes

Novelist Marilynne Robinson and cartoonist Roz Chast were among the winners Thursday night of National Book Critics Circle prizes. Robinson's "Lila," the last of her acclaimed trilogy of Iowa-based novels that also includes "Gilead" and "Home," won for fiction. Chast's graphic memoir about her elderly parents, "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" was cited for autobiography, and John Lahr's "Tennessee Williams" won for biography. In the nonfiction category, critics selected another finale to a celebrated trilogy: David Brion Davis' "The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation," which...