Book Awards 2018

New England Book Awards Winners 2018

We are pleased to announce the 2018 New England Book Award Winners! The NEIBA Awards Committee chose 5 finalists in each category from the submissions received. NEIBA bookstore membership then voted to choose the four award winners. The awards will be presented during the annual Awards Banquet at the Biltmore Hotel in Providence RI, on September 26 and each comes with a $250 check for literacy to a charity of their choice.

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This Award is for a specific title and must be either about New England, set in New England or by an author residing in New England. It can be a hardcover, a paperback original or reissue that was published between September 1 and August 31.

FICTION Winner

LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE

By Celeste Ng

 

NON-FICTION Winner

VACATIONLAND

By John Hodgman

 

CHILDREN’S (Ages Birth-11) Winner

RESCUE AND JESSICA

By Jessica Kensky & Patrick Downes, illustrator Scott Magoon

 

Young Adult Winner

THE CRUEL PRINCE

By Holly Black


FINALISTS

FICTION          Edelweiss Link

BOOK OF ESSIE by Meghan Maclean Weir (Knopf)

HEART SPRING MOUNTAIN by Robin MacArthur (Ecco)

LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng (Penguin)

POINTS NORTH by Howard Frank Mosher (St Martin’s)

RADIO FREE VERMONT by Bill McKibben (Blue Rider Press)

 

NON-FICTION         Edelweiss Link

CALL ME AMERICAN by Abdi Nor Iftin (Knopf)

NEVER CAUGHT by Erica Armstrong Dunbar (Atria)

SEARCHING FOR STARS ON AN ISLAND IN MAINE by Alan Lightman (Pantheon)

THOSE TURBULENT SONS OF FREEDOM by Christopher Wren (Simon & Schuster)

VACATIONLAND by John Hodgman (Penguin)

 

CHILDREN’S (Ages Birth-11)                 Edelweiss Link

A BIG MOONCAKE FOR LITTLE STAR by Grace Lin (Little,  Brown Books for Young Readers)

A STONE FOR SASCHA written and illustrated by Aaron Becker (Candlewick)

RESCUE AND JESSICA by Jessica Kensky & Patrick Downes, illust. Scott Magoon (Candlewick)

SALAMANDER SKY by Katy Farber, illust Meg Sodano (Green Writers Press)

THE TRUTH AS TOLD BY MASON BUTTLE by Leslie O’Connor (Katherine Tegen Books)

 

YOUNG ADULT (Ages 12+)                     Edelweiss Link

CRUEL PRINCE by Holly Black (Little,  Brown Books for Young Readers)

LANDSCAPE WITH INVISIBLE HAND by M.T. Anderson (Candlewick)

MARY’S MONSTER by Lita Judge (Roaring Brook Press)

SHADOW WEAVER by MarcyKate Connolly (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

TRELL by Dick Lehr (Candlewick)