The New York City Book Awards 2011
This year's awards included the first presentation of the Hornblower Award, given to an excellent New York City-related book by a first-time author.
Award for History
Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City by Carla L. Peterson (Yale University Press)
Award for Fiction
Open City: A Novel by Teju Cole (Random House)
The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn: Gentrification and the Search for Authenticity in Postwar New York by Suleiman Osman (Oxford University Press)
The 2011-2012 Book Awards Jury
Roger Pasquier, chair; Lucienne Bloch, Barbara Cohen, Jules Cohn, Andrew Dolkart, Joe Drape, Bobbie Leigh, Mark Magowan, Cynthia Saltzman, Meg Wolitzer
The awards presentation took place May 2, 2012.
Photographs by Karen Smul.
The 2011-2012 New York City Book Awards were generously underwritten by Ellen M. Iseman.