Book AwardsNew York City Book Award

Book awards by cover

Works (110)

The Encyclopedia of New York City by Kenneth T. JacksonBook of the Year, 1995
Brooklyn: An Illustrated History by Susan Snyder-GrenierBook of the Year, 1996
Manhattan in Maps, 1527-1995 by Paul E. CohenBook of the Year, 1997
Terra-Cotta Skyline by Susan TunickBook of the Year, 1997
Displaying women: spectacles of leisure in Edith Wharton's New York by Maureen E. MontgomeryUnusual topic, 1998
Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 by Edwin G. BurrowsBook of the Year, 1998
New York, an Illustrated History of the People by Allon SchoenerPhotographic work, 1998
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology by Phillip LopateFiction, 1998
'Tis: A Memoir by Frank McCourtMemoir, 1999
Morgan: American Financier by Jean StrouseBiography, 1999
New York 1880 by Robert A. M. SternBook of the Year, 1999
Sector 7 by David WiesnerChildren's Book, 1999
AIA Guide to New York City by Norval WhiteSpecial citation of merit, 2000
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael ChabonFiction, 2000
Bronx Accent: A Literary and Pictorial History of the Borough by Lloyd UltanBorough history, 2000
Heartbeats in the Muck: the History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor by John WaldmanNatural history, 2000
Old Queens, N.Y., in Early Photographs: 261 Prints by Vincent F. SeyfriedLifetime achievement, 2000
Working-Class New York by Joshua Benjamin FreemanHistory, 2000
Five Points by Tyler AnbinderHistory, 2001
Lookin' for Bird in the Big City by Robert BurleighChildren's Book, 2001
Unearthing Gotham by Anne-Marie CantwellHistory, 2001
American Ground by William LangewiescheJournalism, 2002
Coney Island, Lost and Found by Charles DensonBook of the Year, 2002
Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey by Maira KalmanChildren's Book, 2002
Harlem, Lost and Found by Michael Henry AdamsArchitectural history, 2002
A Modern Arcadia by Susan L. KlausLandscape history, 2002
New York Streetscapes: Tales of Manhattan's Significant Buidlings and Landmarks by Christopher GraySpecial citation of merit, 2003
The Newsboys' Lodging-House: or The Confessions of William James--A Novel by Jon BoorstinHistorical fiction, 2003
Triangle: The Fire that Changed America by David Von DrehleBook of the Year, 2003
Waterworks, a Photographic Journey through New York's Hidden Water System by Stanley GreenbergPhotography, 2003
Blue Blood by Edward ConlonBook of the Year, 2004
From Abyssinian to Zion by David W. DunlapBook of the Year, 2004
The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America by Russell Shorto2004
Mimmy and Sophie, All Around the Town by Miriam CohenChildren's Book, 2004
Subway Style by New York Transit MuseumArchitecture, 2004
Waterfront, a Journey around Manhattan by Phillip LopateBook of the Year, 2004
The Mythic City by Donald AlbrechtPhotography, 2005
New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan by Jill LeporeBook of the Year, 2005
Redemption, the Life of Henry Roth by Steven G. KellmanBiography, 2005
Biography of a Tenement House in New York City by Andrew S. DolkartSocial history, 2006
Ely Jacques Kahn, Architect by Jewel SternArchitecture, 2006
Picturing the City by Rebecca ZurierArt, 2006
New York Rises by Michael LorenziniPhotography, 2007
Trying Leviathan by D. Graham BurnettHistory, 2007
The Skyscraper and the City: The Woolworth Building and the Making of Modern New York by Gail FenskeBook of the Year, 2008
Boulevard of Dreams: Heady Times, Heartbreak, and Hope along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx by Constance RosenblumSocial History, 2009
The Hudson-Fulton Celebration : New York's river festival of 1909 and the making of a metropolis by Kathleen Eagen JohnsonHistory, 2009
Mapping New York by Black Dog PublishingVisual History, 2009
Mitzvah Girls: Bringing Up the Next Generation of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn by Ayala FaderCultural Anthropology, 2009
The Row House Reborn: Architecture and Neighborhoods in New York City, 1908-1929 by Andrew S. DolkartArchitecture, 2009
Harlem: A Century in Images by Studio MuseumPhotography, 2010
Rochdale Village: Robert Moses, 6,000 Families, and New York City's Great Experiment in Integrated Housing (American Institutions and Society) by Peter R. EisenstadtHistory, 2010
Two Cents Plain: My Brooklyn Boyhood by Martin LemelmanMemoir, 2010
Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City by Carla L. PetersonHistory, 2011
The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn: Gentrification and the Search for Authenticity in Postwar New York by Suleiman OsmanFirst Book, 2011
Open City by Teju ColeFiction, 2011
From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant by Alex GilvarryFirst Book, 2012
New York Nights by James T. Murray2012
One Times Square: A Century of Change at the Crossroads of the World by Joe McKendryPhotography, 2012
Building Seagram by Phyllis LambertArchitecture, 2013
Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery by Paul CollinsHistory, 2013
Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's Final Plot Against America by Matt ApuzzoFirst Book, 2013
New York City of Trees by Benjamin SwettPhotography, 2013
Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York by Ted SteinbergNatural History, 2014
J.D. Salinger The Escape Artist by Thomas BellerBiography/Memoir, 2014
Preparation for the Next Life by Atticus LishFiction, 2014
Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City by Catherine McNeurFirst Book, 2014
City on a Grid: How New York Became New York by Gerard Koeppelnot in English Common Knowledge2015
Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008 by Robin Jaffee Franknot in English Common Knowledge2015
One Righteous Man: Samuel Battle and the Shattering of the Color Line in New York by Arthur Browne2015
Prince of Darkness: The Untold Story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street's First Black Millionaire by Shane White2015
Reading Publics: New York City's Public Libraries, 1754-1911 by Tom Glynnnot in English Common KnowledgeFirst book, 2015
Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital by David Oshinsky2016
City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York by Tyler Anbinder2016
Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph by Roxane Orgill2016
Once a Cop: The Street, the Law, Two Worlds, One Man by Corey PeguesHornblower Award for a First Book, 2016
Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York by Roz Chast2017
Golden Hill by Francis Spufford2017
Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919 by Mike Wallace2017
The Leavers by Lisa KoHornblower Award for a First Book, 2017
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan2017
New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham's Jazz Age Architecture by Anthony W. Robins2017
American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic by Victoria Johnson2018
Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster by Stephen L. Carter2018
Never Ran, Never Will: Boyhood and Football in a Changing American Inner City by Albert SamahaHornblower Award for a First Book, 2018
One-Track Mind: Drawing the New York Subway by Ezra Bookstein2018
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo2018
The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glaser2018
The Central Park: Original Designs for New York's Greatest Treasure by Cynthia S. Brenwallnot in English Common Knowledge2019
The City Game: Triumph, Scandal, and a Legendary Basketball Team by Matthew Goodmannot in English Common Knowledge2019
The Crazy Bunch (Penguin Poets) by Willie Perdomonot in English Common Knowledge2019
Staten Island Stories (Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction) by Claire Jimeneznot in English Common KnowledgeThe Hornblower Award for a First Book, 2019
When Brooklyn Was Queer: A History by Hugh Ryannot in English Common Knowledge2019
Becoming Kid Quixote: A True Story of Belonging in America by Sarah Sierranot in English Common KnowledgeThe Hornblower Award for a First Book, 2020
The City We Became by N. K. Jemisinnot in English Common Knowledge2020
Deacon King Kong by James McBridenot in English Common Knowledge2020
How We Live Now: Scenes from the Pandemic by Bill Hayes2020
Kid Quixotes: A Group of Students, Their Teacher, and the One-Room School Where Everything Is Possible by Stephen Haffnot in English Common KnowledgeThe Hornblower Award for a First Book, 2020
The Kidnapping Club by Jonathan Daniel Wells2020
The Young Lords: A Radical History by Johanna Fernándeznot in English Common Knowledge2020
Boogie Boogie, Y’all by C. G. Esperanza2022
Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead2022
Historic Black Brooklyn: 400 Years of Struggle and Hope by Brian Merlis2022
House of Sticks: A Memoir by Ly TranFirst Book, 2022
Madam: The Biography of Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age by Debby Applegate2022
Captives: How Rikers Island Took New York City Hostage by Jarrod Shanahan2023
Hip Hop Heresies: Queer Aesthetics in New York City by Shanté Paradigm Smalls2023
Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez2023
The Sewing Girl's Tale: A Story of Crime and Consequences in Revolutionary America by John Wood Sweet2023
Stories from the Tenants Downstairs by Sidik FofanaFirst Book, 2023