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    Here are the 2024 finalists for the $50,000 Gotham Book Prize.

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    April 15, 2024, 10:30am

    Today, the Gotham Book Prize, an annual award that began during the first year of the pandemic to honor and support the best writing about New York City, whether fiction or nonfiction, announced its eleven 2024 finalists.

    “It’s impossible to capture the richness of New York City in just one book, but the eleven finalists for the 2024 Gotham Book Prize all come pretty close,” said Gotham Book Prize co-founders Bradley Tusk and Howard Wolfson in a statement. “We can’t wait to award the $50,000 prize to one of these books in the coming months, and for the first time we’ll be doing it alongside Queens Public Library—a great institution serving the most diverse place in the world. And while we are well past the lowest points of the pandemic, the Gotham Book Prize is a way to celebrate the creative minds who have bounced back and continued to tell the tale of one of the greatest stories in the world—the City of New York.”

    Here are the finalists:

    Patrick Brinkley, All the Beauty in the World
    Aisha Abdel Gawad, Between Two Moons
    Colson Whitehead, Crook Manifesto
    Melissa Rivero, Flores and Miss Paula
    Patricia Park, Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim
    Graham Rayman, Reuven Blau, Rikers: An Oral History
    Maria Smilios, The Black Angels: The Untold Story of the Nurses Who Helped Cure Tuberculosis
    Prudence Peiffer, The Slip: The New York City Street That Changed American Art Forever
    Alexander Stille, The Sullivanians: Sex, Psychotherapy, and the Wild Life of an American Commune
    Tyriek White, We Are a Haunting
    Joshunda Sanders, Women of the Post

    The winner, who will be selected by a jury “made up of leading New Yorkers and authors,” will be named at Queens Public Library’s annual gala on June 5, 2024.

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