Prizes and Recognition

Our clients’ work is regularly recognized and supported by major prizes, fellowships, and grants.

Awards

Pulitzer Prize

  • Imperial Reckoning by Caroline Elkins
  • The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt
  • Evicted by Matthew Desmond
  • Will in the World by Stephen Greenblatt, Finalist

National Book Award

  • The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt
  • The Evangelicals by Frances Fitzgerald, Finalist
  • The Mantle of Command by Nigel Hamilton, Finalist
  • God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens, Finalist
  • Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman, Finalist
  • The Figured Wheel by Robert Pinsky, Finalist
  • The Meaning of Human Existence by E.O. Wilson, Finalist

National Book Critics Circle Award

  • Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman
  • Evicted by Matthew Desmond
  • The Evangelicals by Frances Fitzgerald
  • Portrait of a Novel by Michael Gorra, Finalist
  • Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens, Finalist
  • Maimonides by Joel L. Kraemer, Finalist
  • American Scripture by Pauline Maier, Finalist
  • Deng Xiaoping by Ezra Vogel, Finalist

 Other Awards and Prizes:

  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction
  • The Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction
  • The Bancroft Prize
  • Books for a Better Life Award
  • Casey Best Baseball Book Award
  • The Chatauqua Prize
  • The Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize
  • The Cosmos Prize
  • The Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Award
  • Franz Boas Award of the American Anthropological Association
  • Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award
  • The Grawemeyer Award
  • The Green Prize
  • The Goldsmith Book Prize
  • The Gulbenkian Prize
  • The Hillman Prize for Book Journalism
  • The Holberg Prize
  • Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Nonfiction
  • Physicians for Human Rights Award
  • The Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize
  • The Los Angeles Times Book Prize
  • The Lewis Mumford Award
  • The Lionel Gelber Prize
  • The L.L. Winship Award
  • The Midwest Booksellers Choice Award
  • The Outdoor Book Award
  • The Francis Parkman Prize
  • The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award
  • The PEN/Malamud Award
  • The PEN/Hemingway Award
  • The PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction
  • The Pushkin House Russian Book Prize
  • The Pushcart Prize
  • The Quill Award
  • The Story Award
  • The Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Awards
  • The Washington State Book Award
  • The George Washington Book Prize
  • The Wallant Award
  • The Wellcome Award

Honors and Fellowships

Alicia Patterson Fellowship

  • Larry Tye

American Academy of Arts and Letters

  • Robert Pinsky
  • Stephen Greenblatt
  • Daniel Aaron
  • Richard Wilbur

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

  • Arthur Kleinman
  • Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
  • James Stone

Best American Short Stories

  • Edith Pearlman

Best American Essays in Science and Nature

  • E.O. Wilson
  • Sarah Stewart Johnson

Guggenheim Fellowship

  • Alon Confino
  • Kathleen DuVal
  • Howard Gardner
  • Michael Gorra
  • Stephen Greenblatt
  • Arthur Kleinman
  • Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
  • Martin Puchner
  • Ramie Targoff
  • Susan Quinn

Harvard Society of Fellows

  • Matthew Desmond
  • Sarah Stewart Johnson
  • Kate Manne

Holberg Prize

  • Stephen Greenblatt

Hubbard Medal

  • E.O. Wilson

US Poets Laureate

  • Robert Pinsky
  • Richard Wilbur

MacArthur Fellowship ‘Genius Grant’

  • Tim Berners-Lee
  • Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
  • Howard Gardner
  • Daniel Schrag
  • Matthew Desmond

Neiman Fellowship

  • Larry Tye
  • Laura Wides Muñoz

National Academy of Science

  • Napoleon Chagnon

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship Program

  • Laurence Ralph
  • Katherine Turk
  • Daniel Ziblatt

National Media Recognition

Boston Globe Best Books of the Year

  • Evicted by Matthew Desmond
  • The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt
  • True American by Anand Giridharadas
  • The Mantle of Command by Nigel Hamilton

Kirkus Best Books of the Year

  • Evicted by Matthew Desmond
  • The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt
  • Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens
  • When God Talks Back by T. M. Lurhmann
  • Street Shadows by Jerald Walker

New York Times Best Books of the Year

  • Nuclear Terrorism by Graham Allison
  • Fire and Light by James McGregor Burns
  • Yin Yu Tang by Nancy Berliner
  • Evicted by Matthew Desmond
  • The Evangelicals by Frances Fitzgerald
  • Boiling Point by Ross Gelbspan
  • The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt
  • Will in the World by Stephen Greenblatt
  • Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens
  • The Garden of Cosmic Speculation by Charles Jencks
  • When God Talks Back by T. M. Lurhmann
  • American Scripture by Pauline Mailer
  • Ratification by Pauline Maier
  • Shades of Difference by Padraig O’Malley
  • Satchel by Larry Tye
  • The Social Conquest of Earth by E.O. Wilson
  • How Democracies Die by  Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
  • His Excellency by Joseph Ellis
  • True American by Anand Giridharadas

New Yorker Best Books of the Year

  • Evicted by Matthew Desmond
  • Portrait of a Novel by Michael Gorra
  • Le Cid and the Liar by Richard Wilbur

NPR Best Books of the Year

  • Evicted by Matthew Desmond
  • True American by Anand Giridharadas
  • Eleanor and Hick by Susan Quinn
  • The Bettencourt Affair by Tom Sancton

Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year

  • Evicted by Matthew Desmond
  • The Evangelicals by Frances Fitzgerald
  • True American by Anand Giridharadas
  • The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt
  • Song for My Father by Thomas Sancton

San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year

  • Evicted by Matthew Desmond
  • Will in the World by Stephen Greenblatt

The Times of London Best Books of the Decade

  • Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman

TIME Best Books of the Year

  • Will in the World by Stephen Greenblatt
  • How Democracies Die by  Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
  • The Evangelicals by Frances Fitzgerald

Wall Street Journal Books of the Year

  • Ratification by Pauline Maier
  • Portrait of a Novel by Michael Gorra

Washington Post Best Books of the Year

  • Evicted by Matthew Desmond
  • Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens
  • Bobby Kennedy by Larry Tye
  • How Democracies Die by  Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt

More ‘Best Book’ List Recognition:

  • Amazon
  • Bloomberg
  • Buzzfeed
  • The Christian Science Monitor
  • The Economist
  • Esquire
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Paste
  • The Times of London
  • WBUR