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The New York City Book Awards 2007

Award for Photography

New York Rises: Photographs by Eugene de Salignac by Michael Lorenzini and Kevin Moore (Aperture)

Award for History

Trying Leviathan: The Nineteenth-Century New York Court Case That Put the Whale on Trial and Challenged the Order of Nature by D. Graham Burnett (Princeton University Press)

The 2007-2008 Book Awards Jury

Constance Rogers Roosevelt, chair; Lucienne Bloch, Barbara Cohen, Jules Cohn, Ellen Feldman, Martin Filler, Roger Pasquier, Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Susan Soros, Meg Wolitzer

The awards presentation, hosted by Laurence Bergreen, took place May 14, 2008.


Constance Rogers Roosevelt

Book Awards Jury Chair Constance Rogers Roosevelt welcomes attendees.

Laurence Bergreen

Host Laurence Bergreen talks about the history and relevance of New York writing.

Michael Lorenzini

Michael Lorenzini accepts the award for New York Rises and honors the legacy of photographer Eugene de Salignac.

Roger Pasquier

Juror Roger Pasquier discusses the work of Trying Leviathan author D. Graham Burnett.

Photographs by David Ortiz