We are delighted to announce that A Constellation of Vital Phenomena author Anthony Marra has been named the first recipient of the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award for debut fiction. The prize is voted on by the NBCC’s 600 members. In addition, Publisher’s Marketplace named A Constellation of Vital Phenomena as the #9 best reviewed novel of 2013, as part of their best of the best of lists, and Lynn Neary of NPR’s “Here And Now” voted it one of the best novels of 2013.