The New England Society in the City of New York is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2019 New England Society Book Awards, honoring books of merit that celebrate New England and its culture.

Click here for the official 2019 Book Awards Winners press release. 

June 26, 2019: The New England Society Book Awards Literary Salon and Awards Presentation are now one wonderful evening-long event! The 2019 Book Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 26, from 6 to 9 p.m., at The National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South, New York) on beautiful Gramercy Park. Tickets may be purchased here.

The Salon is attended by winning authors, jurors and readers and is open to all members and guests. The event offers an opportunity to mingle with the authors and enjoy cocktails and a hearty selection of hors d'oeuvres at the historic National Arts Club, the beautiful Victorian Gothic former home of Samuel J. Tilden, followed by the Awards Presentation and a lively panel question-and-answer session emceed by NES Board Member Matt Rimi.

This combined event honors the authors and literary works that express and exemplify the spirit and culture of New England. The NES Book Awards are presented annually in Fiction, Historical Nonfiction, Contemporary Nonfiction, Art & Photography and Specialty Title categories. Celebrate the winners with an ad in the program book.

Click here for a complete list of the 2019 Book Awards Finalists.

Learn more about the Fiction,  Nonfiction, Art & Photography, and Specialty Titles winners below.

Contemporary Nonfiction/Biography


Fiction

 
The Maze at Windermere  by Gregory Blake Smith  (Penguin Random House, Viking)   READ MORE

The Maze at Windermere
by Gregory Blake Smith
(Penguin Random House, Viking)

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Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine  by Alan Lightman (Pantheon Books)   READ MORE

Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine
by Alan Lightman
(Pantheon Books)

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Historical Nonfiction

Art and Photography

 
Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip's War  by Lisa Brooks  (Yale University Press)   READ MORE

Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip's War
by Lisa Brooks
(Yale University Press)

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The Art of Curating: Paul J. Sachs and the Museum Course at Harvard  by Sally Anne Duncan and Andrew McClellan (Getty Publications)   READ MORE

The Art of Curating: Paul J. Sachs and the Museum Course at Harvard
by Sally Anne Duncan and Andrew McClellan (Getty Publications)

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Specialty

 
A Naturalist at Large: The Best Essays of Bernd Heinrich  by Bernd Heinrich  (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)   READ MORE

A Naturalist at Large: The Best Essays of Bernd Heinrich
by Bernd Heinrich
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

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