The CNY BOOK AWARDS
announcing the 2017 cny book awards
NOMINATION DEADLINE: July 1, 2017
Each year, the YMCA's Downtown Writers Center recognizes the best books published by authors from our region at the CNY Book Awards. Submissions for the 6th annual CNYBAs are now open. Click here to download a nomination form.
The Awards will be announced at a reception in November 2017.
CONGRATS TO THE 2016 CNY BOOK award winners!
The 2016 CNY Book Awards were announced at a reception at the CNY Philanthropy Center on Thursday, December 8th. The list of winning authors and their books is on the right of this page!
- Fiction: Jennifer Pashley, for The Scamp
- Non-Fiction: Stephanie Shirilan, for Robert Burton and the Transformative Power of Melancholy
- Poetry: Michael Jennings, for Crossings: A Record of Travel
- People's Choice Award: Mary Hershberger, for Sometimes I Sing
- Fiction: Sarah Yaw, for You Are Free to Go
- Non-Fiction: Marsha Weissman, for Prelude to Prison
- Poetry: Naomi Guttman, for The Banquet of Donny and Ari
- People's Choice Award: Georgia A. Popoff, for Psalter
- Fiction: Jeanne Mackin, for The Beautiful American
- Poetry: Jasmine Bailey, for Alexandria
- Non-Fiction: Joseph E. Fahey, for James K. McGuire: Boy Mayor and Irish Nationalist
- People's Choice Award: Marianne Angelillo, for Sharing My Stones
DWC director Phil Memmer with CNY Book Award winners Patrick Lawler, Mark Monmonier, Stephen Kuusisto and Jennifer Pashley.
- Fiction: Patrick Lawler, for Rescuers of Sky Divers Search Among the Clouds
- Poetry: Stephen Kuusisto, for Letters to Borges
- Non-Fiction: Mark Monmonier, for Lake Effect
- People's Choice Award: Jennifer Pashley, for The Conjurer
DWC director Phil Memmer with CNY Book Award winners Dana Spiotta, Ruth Colvin and Charles Martin.
- Fiction: Dana Spiotta, for Stone Arabia
- Poetry: Charles Martin, for Signs & Wonders
- Non-Fiction: Ruth Colvin, for Off the Beaten Path
- People's Choice Award: Ruth Colvin, for Off the Beaten Path