The Massachusetts Book Awards

The Massachusetts Book Awards recognize significant works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s/young adult literature published by Commonwealth residents or about Massachusetts subjects.

For more information see: The Massachusetts Center for the Book website

2019 Award Winners


These Truths

Jill Lepore| 2018 Nonfiction



The Wall

Ilan Stavans | 2018 Poetry

Mapping the Bones

Jane Yolen | 2018 Middle Grade / Young Adult





Windows

Julia Denos | 2017 Picture Book

Past Award Winners


Mercury

Margot Livesey | 2016 Fiction


The Thing About Jellyfish

Ali Benjamin | 2015 Middle Grade / Young Adult




Conversion

Katherine Howe | 2014 Middle Grade / Young Adult




First Drawing

Mordicai Gerstein | 2013 Children's / Young Adult


Brothers 

George Howe Colt | 2012 Nonfiction

Place

Jorie Graham | 2012 Poetry

Ocean Sunlight

Molly Bang, Penny Chisholm | 2012 Children's / Young Adult


Chasing the Nightbird

Krista Russell | 2011 Children's / Young Adult


World and Town

Gish Jen |  2010 Fiction

First Family

Joseph J Ellis | 2010 Nonfiction

The Other Side of Dark

Sarah Smith | 2010 Children's / Young Adult


Woodsburner

John Pipkin | 2009 Fiction

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Grace Lin | 2009 Children's / Young Adult


One Hen

Katie Smith Milway | 2008 Children's / Young Adult


Incantation

Alice Hoffman | 2007 Children's / Young Adult


Mayflower

Nathaniel Philbrick | 2006 Nonfiction

Averno

Louise Glück | 2006 Poetry


Where the Great Hawk Flies

Liza Ketchum | 2005 Children's / Young Adult


Project X

Jim Shepard | 2004 Fiction

My Light

Molly Bang | 2004 Children's / Young Adult


The Silent Boy

Lois Lowry | 2003 Children's / Young Adult


Sea Room

Norman Gautreau | 2002 Fiction

Never

Jorie Graham | 2002 Poetry

Hole In My Life

Jack Gantos | 2002 Children's / Young Adult


Mystic River

Dennis Lehane | 2001 Fiction

Moonpie & Ivy

Barbara O'Connor | 2001 Children's / Young Adult


What's In a Name

Ellen Wittlinger | 2000 Middle Reader / Young Adult



Award Winners