The New York City Book Awards
The New York Society Library's New York City Book Awards, established in 1996, honor books of literary quality or historical importance that, in the opinion of the selection committee, evoke the spirit or enhance appreciation of New York City. It is not necessary that the city be the major subject of the book, but it must play an essential, invigorating role beyond that of the setting. As part of the Book Awards, the Library also presents the Hornblower Award. Established in 2011, this award is given to an excellent New York City-related book by a first-time author.
Submissions for the Awards
The Library welcomes submissions of qualifying books from publishers and authors. Submissions may be made at any point prior to the deadline during the year of publication. Winners are contacted and announced in March for the previous year's books. For more information and a submission form, see the Entry Guidelines.
The 2012-2013 Book Awards Jury
Roger Pasquier, chair; James Atlas, Lucienne Bloch, Barbara Cohen, Jules Cohn, Andrew Dolkart, Bobbie Leigh, Mark Magowan, Peter Salwen, Cynthia Saltzman, Meg Wolitzer