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New England Independent Bookseller Assn Awards
The 2016 New England Book Awards Winners
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 New England Book Awards. The awards were presented during the NEIBA annual awards banquet at the Biltmore Hotel in Providence RI, on September 21.
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley (Grand Central Publishing)
Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery (Simon & Schuster)
Wolf Hallow by Lauren Wolk (Dutton/Penguin Young Readers)
Fiction Nominations were:
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley (Grand Central Publishing); Half Wild: Stories by Robin MacArthur (Ecco Press); God’s Kingdom by Howard Frank Mosher (St. Martin’s Press); Goodnight Beautiful Women by Anna Noyes (Grove Press); Georgiaby Dawn Tripp (Random House)
Non-Fiction Nominations were:
Evicted by Matthew Desmond (Crown); Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery (Simon & Schuster); Tribe by Sebastian Junger (Machete); Thing Explainer by Randall Monroe (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt); Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick (Viking)
Children’s Nominations were:
Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer (Penguin Young Readers); Sweet Pea & Friends: The Sheepover by John and Jennifer Churchman (Little Brown Young Readers); All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor (HarperCollins); Mother Bruce by Ryan Higgins (Disney-Hyperion); Wolf Hallow by Lauren Wolk (Dutton/Penguin Young Readers)
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.
The NEIBA Awards Committee chose 5 finalists in each category from the submissions received. NEIBA bookstore membership then voted to choose the three award winners.
Each award comes with a $250 check for literacy to a charity of their choice.
Elizabeth Strout won the President's Award for her body of work, which includes Olive Kitteridge, Abide with Me and My Name is Lucy Barton.