2024 Gotham Book Prize finalists unveiled

The Gotham Book Prize unveiled its star-studded lineup of 11 finalists for the coveted 2024 title, per lithub.com. Originating amidst the pandemic’s tumult, this prestigious award continues to shine a beacon on the finest narratives capturing the essence of New York City.

Co-founders Bradley Tusk and Howard Wolfson expressed their awe at the depth and diversity showcased by this year’s contenders, remarking, “Each finalist eloquently encapsulates the vibrant tapestry of the city that never sleeps.”

Among the luminaries vying for the $50,000 prize are acclaimed authors such as Colson Whitehead with “Crook Manifesto” and Melissa Rivero with “Flores and Miss Paula.” From gripping oral histories like “Rikers: An Oral History” by Graham Rayman and Reuven Blau to the poignant memoir “Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim” by Patricia Park, the finalists promise a literary feast for enthusiasts.

The winner, to be anointed by a distinguished jury comprising leading New Yorkers and luminaries, will be unveiled at the Queens Public Library’s prestigious gala on June 5, 2024.

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