The 2018-2019 New York City Book Awards Ceremony
The Library was delighted to celebrate the 2018's best books about New York City in a ceremony and reception on May 1. For more general information about the awards, or for details on past years' winners and next year's entries, head to the main awards page.
Left: Chair of the Book Awards Jury Warren Wechsler describes how they read 139 books to select the six winning titles.
Middle: Library trustee and Book Awards sponsor Ellen M. Iseman.
Right: Juror and presenter Geeta Tewari with Leah Carter, who worked as a researcher on the winning book Invisible and accepted its award on behalf of author Stephen L. Carter.
Left: Winning author Victoria Johnson signs a copy of her American Eden.
Right: Winning author Albert Samaha shows off his certificate for Never Ran, Never Will.
Left: Philip Ashforth Coppola accepts the award for One-Track Mind with his collaborators Ezra Bookstein and Jeremy Workman.
Right: Winning author Karina Yan Glaser holds her certificate for The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden, with juror and presenter Janice P. Nimura.
The winning books are
- Victoria Johnson, American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic (Liveright)
- Stephen L. Carter, Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster (Henry Holt and Co.)
- Philip Ashforth Coppola, Ezra Bookman, and Jeremy Workman, One-Track Mind: Drawing the New York Subway (Princeton Architectural Press)
- Elizabeth Acevedo, The Poet X (HarperTeen)
- Karina Yan Glaser, The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden (HMH Books for Young Readers)
- The Hornblower Award for a First Book: Albert Samaha, Never Ran, Never Will: Boyhood and Football in a Changing American Inner City (PublicAffairs)
The 2018-2019 New York City Book Awards were generously underwritten by Ellen M. Iseman.