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The New York City Book Awards 2014

The Winners

Award for Natural History
Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York by Ted Steinberg (Simon & Schuster)

Award for Biography/Memoir
J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist by Thomas Beller (New Harvest)

Award for Fiction
Preparation for the Next Life by Atticus Lish (Tyrant Books)

The Hornblower Award for a First Book
Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City by Catherine McNeur (Harvard University Press)

Special Citation of Merit
Peter Pennoyer, Anne Walker, and Jonathan Wallen for their series of books about New York architecture

The 2014-2015 Book Awards Jury

Lucienne Bloch, chair; James Atlas, Andrew Scott Dolkart, Ella Foshay, Bobbie Leigh, Jean Parker Phifer, Peter Salwen, Warren Wechsler, Meg Wolitzer.

The awards presentation took place May 4, 2015.

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The 2014-2015 New York City Book Awards were generously underwritten by Ellen M. Iseman.