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The New York City Book Awards 2005

Book of the Year

New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan by Jill Lepore (Knopf)

Award for Photography

The Mythic City: Photographs of New York by Samuel H. Gottscho, 1925-1940 by Donald Albrecht (Princeton Architectural Press)

Award for Biography

Redemption: The Life of Henry Roth by Steven G. Kellman (W.W. Norton & Co.)

The 2005-2006 Book Awards Jury

Constance Rogers Roosevelt, chair; Lucienne Bloch, Barbara Cohen, Jules Cohn, Joan K. Davidson, Ellen Feldman, Martin Filler, Roger Pasquier, Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Daniel M. Rossner, Wendy Wasserstein, Meg Wolitzer

The awards ceremony took place May 3, 2006.

Jill Lepore

Jill Lepore accepts the award for New York Burning.

Donald Albrecht

Donald Albrecht is honored for The Mythic City.

Steven G. Kellman

Steven Kellman speaks about his book Redemption.

Photographs by David Ortiz