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New York Book Festival Announces 2021 Awards

Headline Titles Win 19 Awards!

NEW YORK _ The 2021 New York Book Festival, which honors books worthy of further attention from the world’s publishing capital announces awards. Headline Books titles win nineteen awards including Winner for Best Memoir – Gilligan’s Dreams by Dreama Denver and Winner in the Best How To Category by Kraig Kann, Can You Get Our Attention? 

Bucleigh Newton Kernodle wins Runner Up for Best Children’s Book with I Would Love You Even If You Burned the Christmas Turkey and Millie Snyder wins Runner Up for Best Cookbook with Lean & Luscious Kid’s Edition.

Honorable Mentions for Best General Fiction go to Don Helin – Missing, Kevin D. Miller – White Skies Black Mingo, Joel Burcat – Amid Rage, Lee W. Doty for Last Casualty.

Honorable Mentions for Best Young Adult go to Jan Jones – Last Letter From Gettysburg and Melinda Chambers – Melby.

The Adventures of Wandala by Daniel Boyd wins Honorable Mention for Best Science Fiction.

Sabrina Runyon wins Honorable Mention for Best Nonfiction with Sabrina’s Book and Kindergarten Kapers wins Honorable Mention for Best Children’s Book.

If I Were A Pony by Len Eckhaus and The Christmas Feast: A Fishy Tale by Diana Pishner Walker win Honorable Mentions for Best Children’s Book.

Music producer and award-winning author, Jeffrey Weber wins two Honorable Mentions. You Sound Amazing – Best Compilation / Anthology and newly released, Pandemic Side Effects wins Honorable Mention in the Wild Card Category.

Voices From The Pandemic wins Honorable Mention for Best Anthology and As Living Stones by Marjory Henderson wins an Honorable Mention for Best Memoir.

The story of two young friends who set out on an odyssey to define the artistic life has been awarded the grand prize for the 2021 New York Book Festival.

Author Daniel V. Meier Jr.’s No Birds Sing Here (BQB Publishing) tells the story of two young pseudo-intellectuals, Beckman and Malany, who set out on an odyssey to define the artistic life, and in doing so, unleash a barrage of humorous, unintended consequences. No Birds Sing Here is a multi-layered novel about a Post-Modernist America in which characters are struggling to survive in an increasingly chaotic world.

We are hoping to hold a consolidated festival winners celebration this October. As we all know, there are still travel issues and surges in the pandemic, creating health concerns that will be burdensome for many. Since we have seen many plans change over the past year, we are being cautious with our gathering.

The New York Book Festival wishes everyone continued success in your publishing endeavors. The complete winners list is available here