Hua Hsu and his memoir, Stay True.
The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) has announced the recipients of its book awards for 2022. Bard Professor of Literature Hua Hsu’s Stay True: A Memoir
won the award for autobiography. NBCC Committee Chair Heather Scott Partington called Hsu’s account of a college-age friendship a “clear-eyed and vulnerable exploration of platonic friendship and lifelong loss” that “demonstrates how earnest teens seek to define themselves in dichotomies, and how it’s our routines that create our identities.” One of the most prestigious of literary honors in the United States, the NBCC awards are selected annually by a committee of book critics and review editors. The awards recognize works published the prior year and are open to books published in English in the United States.