“Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice,” the best-selling book by Boston Globe reporters Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy, has been nominated for a 2014 New England Society Book Award in the nonfiction/history and biography category. Winners will be selected from finalists and announced in mid-March. The Bulger book is also a finalist in the nonfiction category of the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award. The awards ceremony will be March 13 in New York’s New School.James Burnett can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @JamesBurnett.