The National Book Critics Circle announced finalists for its awards Sunday, and “Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice,” by Boston Globe reporters Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy , made the cut for nonfiction. Other finalists in the category include Sheri Fink ’s “Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital,” David Finkel ’s “Thank You for Your Service,” George Packer’s “The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America,” and Lawrence Wright ’s “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief.” Fiction finalists were Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ’s “Americanah,” Alice McDermott ’s “Someone,” Javier Marias ’s “The Infatuations,” Ruth Ozeki ’s “A Tale for the Time Being,” and Donna Tartt ’s bestseller “The Goldfinch.” Cambridge’s Katherine A. Powers will receive the 2013 Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing. The awards ceremony will be held March 13 at the New School.
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