The finalists have been announced for the inaugural Gotham Book Prize, given for best New York City-based novel. Titles of genre interest include Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam (Ecco) and The City We Became by N.K Jemisin (Orbit).
The $50,000 prize was created in July 2020 by Bradley Tusk and Howard Wolfson to “support New York City and its arts community by recognizing what makes the city so special as it enters a challenging recovery from Covid-19.” The award jury is Anna Akbari, Ric Burns, Stephanie Danler, Christina Greer, Tom Healy, Mitchell Moss, Patricia Park, Melissa Rivero, Safiya Sinclair, Bradley Tusk, Dennis Walcott, and Howard Wolfson. The winner will be announced in March 2021.
For the complete shortlist, see the Gotham Book Prize website.
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