Washington Irving Awards


Celebrating local authors and promoting reading, these biennial awards have honored Westchester authors since 1987.Books are selected by a panel of Westchester librarians based on criteria that include readability, literary quality, and wide general appeal.

 

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2013 Washington Irving Award Winners

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FICTION

Ashford, Barbara (New Rochelle).  Spellcast.  DAW Books, 2011.

Barbieri, Maggie (Croton).  Extra Credit.  New York: St. Martin’s, 2012.

DeLillo, Don (Yonkers).  The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories.  New York: Scribner, 2011.

Engelmann, Karen (Dobbs Ferry).  Stockholm Octavo.  New York: Ecco Press, 2012.

Gross, Andrew (Purchase).  Eyes Wide Open.  New York: William Morrow, 2011.

Santiago, Esmeralda (Somers).  Conquistadora.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.

Staub, Wendy Corsi (Katonah).  Nightwatcher.  New York: Harper, 2012.

Tropper, Jonathan (New Rochelle).  One Last Thing Before I Go.  New York: Penguin, 2012.

Woodruff, Lee (Rye).  Those We Love Most.  New York: Voice/Hyperion, 2012.

Zimmerman, Jean (Ossining).  The Orphanmaster.  New York: Viking Press, 2012

NONFICTION:

Courage, Richard (Valhalla) and Robert Bone.  The Muse in Bronzeville:  African American Creative Expression in Chicago, 1932-1950.  New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2011.

Fleder, Rob (Briarcliff Manor).  Damn Yankees: Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World’s Most Loved (and Hated) Team.  New York: Ecco, 2012.

Gilbert, Allison (Irvington).  Parentless Parents: How the Loss of Our Mothers and Fathers Impacts the Way We Raise Our Children.  New York: Hyperion, 2011.

Kennedy, Kostya  (Larchmont).  56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports.  New York: Sports Illustrated Books, 2011.

Massie, Robert K. (Irvington).  Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman.  New York: Random House, 2011.

Pearlman, Jeff (New Rochelle).  Sweetness: the Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton.  Gotham, 2011.

Reisler, Jim (Irvington).  Igniting the flame: America’s first Olympic team.  Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2012.

Rosenstrach, Jenny (Dobbs Ferry).  Dinner: a Love Story.  New York: Ecco, 2012.

Steinberg, Jacques (Larchmont).  You are an Ironman: How Six Weekend Warriors Chased Their Dream of Finishing the World’s Toughest Triathlon.  New York: Viking, 2011.

Tarrant-Reid, Linda (New Rochelle).  Discovering Black America: From the Age of Exploration to the Twenty-First Century.  New York: Abrams, 2012.

Warner, Priscilla (Larchmont).  Learning to Breathe: My Year-Long Quest to Bring Calm to My Life.  New York: Free Press, 2011.

Wickenden, Dorothy (Pelham).  Nothing Daunted: the Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West.  New York: Scribner, 2011.

Zevin, Dan (Larchmont).  Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad.  New York: Scribner, 2012.

 

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