2018 NES Book Awards Honor New England Culture

May 16, 2018 | 6 books mentioned 2 min read

The 2018 New England Society Book Awards were given out during the group’s annual Founders’ Day celebration in New York. Designed to “recognize books that honor New England culture,” nominated titles must be about or set in New England. The New England Society in the City of New York (NES) presents awards in four categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Art & Photography, and Specialty.

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Fiction:
A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

Nonfiction:
Darkness Falls on the Land of Light: Experiencing Religious Awakenings in Eighteenth-Century New England by Douglas L. Winiarski

Art:
Cartoon County: My Father and his Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe by Cullen Murphy

Photography:
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography by Diane Waggoner with Russell Lord and Jennifer Raab

Specialty:
Moon New England Road Trip by Jen Rose Smith

(Bonus Link: an essay about Infinite Boston, a walking tour dedicated to the places found in David Foster Wallace‘s Infinite Jest)

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