The 2022-2023 New York City Book Awards
The New York Society Library is proud to announce the winners of the 2022-2023 New York City Book Awards. Founded in 1995-1996, these awards honor the best books about New York City published in a given year, regardless of genre.
The Library honors the winning authors at a reception on May 10, 2023 - full details here.
The 2022 winners are
Olga Dies Dreaming: A Novel
Shanté Paradigm Smalls
Hip Hop Heresies: Queer Aesthetics in New York City
Captives: How Rikers Island Took New York City Hostage
John Wood Sweet
The Sewing Girl's Tale: A Story of Crime and Consequences in Revolutionary America
Henry Holt and Co.
THE HORNBLOWER AWARD FOR A FIRST BOOK
Stories from the Tenants Downstairs
A downloadable press release can be found here.
More general information and a complete list of winners from the awards’ past 26 years can be found here.
The 2022-2023 New York City Book Awards are generously underwritten by Ellen M. Iseman. The 2022-2023 Hornblower Award is generously underwritten by Jenny Lawrence.