NYPL's 2017 Book Award Finalists Wrote About Gun Deaths, Pandemics, War Zones, Dark Money and Refugees
The Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence finalists are in
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As the name of the award implies, the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism is dedicated to honoring notable works of non-fiction written by journalists. The winner among the just-announced five finalists, to be revealed May 22, will join a group that includes George Packer, Ellen Schultz, David Finkel, Katherine Boo, Dan Fagin and Anand Giridharadas.
While the NYPL celebrates the award’s 30th year, this year’s statement from NYPL president Tony Marx about the award seems to speak to to this particular moment of history, particularly in the political sense.