Winners of the 2016-2017 New York City Book Awards

Now in their 21st year, the New York City Book Awards are the only prizes exclusively for books about New York City. Since 1995-1996, the New York Society Library has sponsored these accolades to works of literary quality or historical importance that evoke the spirit or enhance appreciation of New York City. The Library is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 awards:

Tyler Anbinder, City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, October 2016)

David Oshinsky, Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital (Doubleday, November 2016)

Roxane Orgill and Francis Vallejo, Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph (Candlewick Press, March 2016)

The Hornblower Award for a First Book: Corey Pegues, Once a Cop: The Street, the Law, Two Worlds, One Man (Atria Books, May 2016)

The 2016-2017 New York City Book Awards are generously underwritten by Ellen M. Iseman.

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