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Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy

Pulitzer Prize for History 2017

by Heather Ann Thompson

WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE IN HISTORY 

WINNER OF THE 2017 BANCROFT PRIZE

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST * NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK FOR 2016 * NAMED A BEST...


The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 2017

by Hisham Matar

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The acclaimed memoir about fathers and sons, a legacy of loss, and, ultimately, healing—one of The New York Times Book Review’s ten best books of the year, winner of the...


A Rage for Order

Lionel Gelber Prize 2017

by Robert F. Worth

The definitive work of literary journalism on the Arab Spring and its troubled aftermath

In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption, and...


How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS

Green Carnation Prize 2016

by David France

A definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic, here is the incredible story of the grassroots activists whose work turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease....


Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life

National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography 2016

by Ruth Franklin

A New York Times Notable Book of 2016

A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Pick of 2016

An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 2016

A Time Magazine Top Nonfiction of 2016

A Seattle Times Best Book of 2016

A Kirkus...


Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2017, National Book Critics Circle Award for General Non-fiction 2016

by Matthew Desmond

WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE GENERAL NON-FICTION 

From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at...


Lab Girl

National Book Critics Circle Award for Memoir/Autobiography 2016

by Hope Jahren

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography

A New York Times 2016 Notable Book

National Best Seller

Named one of TIME magazine’s "100 Most Influential People"

An Amazon Top 20 Best Book...


Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone

Lionel Gelber Prize 2016

by Scott Shane

    Objective Troy tells the gripping and unsettling story of Anwar al-Awlaki, the once-celebrated American imam who called for moderation after 9/11, a man who ultimately directed his outsized talents to...


East West Street: On the Origins of "Genocide" and "Crimes Against Humanity"

Baillie Gifford Prize 2016

by Philippe Sands

A profound and profoundly important book—a moving personal detective story, an uncovering of secret pasts, and a book that explores the creation and development of world-changing legal concepts that came about...


In the Darkroom

Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction 2016

by Susan Faludi

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of Backlash, comes In the Darkroom...


Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America

Pulitzer Prize for History 2016

by T. J. Stiles

Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for History

From the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and a National Book Award, a brilliant biography of Gen. George Armstrong Custer that radically changes our view of the man...


Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2016

by Joby Warrick

WINNER OF THE 2016 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION

“A Best Book of 2015”—The New York Times, The Washington PostPeople Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Kansas City Star, and Kirkus Reviews

In...


The Iceberg: A Memoir

Wellcome Book Prize 2015

by Marion Coutts

Winner of the Wellcome Prize

A finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Award

“A memoir quite unlike any other. It has the strength of an arrow: taut, spiked, quavering, working to its fatal conclusion...an...


Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley

National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography 2015

by Charlotte Gordon

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SEATTLE TIMES

This groundbreaking dual biography brings to life a pioneering English feminist and the daughter she...


Negroland: A Memoir

National Book Critics Circle Award for Memoir/Autobiography 2015

by Margo Jefferson

Winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2015

New York Times: Dwight Garner’s Best Books of 2015

Washington Post:...


The Argonauts

National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism 2015

by Maggie Nelson

An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family

Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of "autotheory" offering fresh, fierce, and timely...


The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World

Costa Book Award for Biography 2015

by Andrea Wulf

The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created...


NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

Baillie Gifford Prize 2015

by Steve Silberman

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction

A groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding,...


Between the World and Me: Notes on the First 150 Years in America

Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction 2015, National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2015

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New...


Encounters at the Heart of the World

Pulitzer Prize for History 2015

by Elizabeth A. Fenn

Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for History

Encounters at the Heart of the World concerns the Mandan Indians, iconic Plains people whose teeming, busy towns on the upper Missouri River were for centuries at...