New Press Books Snag Award and Nominations, Top Year-End Lists

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Becoming Ms. Burton won the first Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice this past October and was recently nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work—Biography/Autobiography.

Joining Burton is Paul Butler’s Chokehold with a nomination in the nonfiction category while also receiving a Washington Post nod as one of the notable works of nonfiction in 2017

NPR, in partnership with The Aspen Institute, listed Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou for the inaugural Aspen Words Literary Prize. The book is also on World Literature Today’s 75 notable translations of 2017 and has been recognized as a finalist for the $10,000 Albertine Prize, a readers’ choice award—to recognize American readers’ favorite book of contemporary Francophone fiction in the past year. Vote for Black Moses here

Two New Press titles appear on NPR’s annual Books Concierge: Our Guide to 2017’s Great ReadsThe New Analog: Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World by Damon Krukowski and Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America by Mary Otto.  

Images courtesy of NPR, NAACP and Switlana Unuchko/Getty Image