The 2020-2021 New York City Book Awards
Welcome to the 25th anniversary season for the New York City Book Awards! Founded in 1995, these awards honor the best books about New York City published in a given year, regardless of genre. More on the June 9, 2021 ceremony.
The 2020 winners are
The Young Lords: A Radical History
University of North Carolina Press
How We Live Now: Scenes from the Pandemic
The City We Became
Deacon King Kong
Jonathan Daniel Wells
The Kidnapping Club: Wall Street, Slavery, and Resistance on the Eve of Civil War
Bold Type Books
THE HORNBLOWER AWARD FOR A FIRST BOOK
Kid Quixotes: A Group of Students, Their Teacher, and the One-Room School Where Everything is Possible
Sarah Sierra and Stephen Haff
Becoming Kid Quixote: A True Story of Belonging in America
The 2020-2021 New York City Book Awards are generously underwritten by Ellen M. Iseman.