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Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2019 Housatonic Book Award!

Poetry

Winner: The Second O of Sorrow by Sean Thomas Dougherty

Finalists:

Fire Season by Patrick Coleman

Mend by Kwoya Fagin Maples

My Tarantella by Jennifer Martelli

American Radiance by Luisa Muradyan

Fiction

Winner: The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon

Finalists:

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Solemn Graves by James R. Benn

Where the Dead Sit Talking by Brandon Hobson

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Nonfiction

Winner: The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu

Finalists:

Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation by Robert W. Fieseler

There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir by Casey Gerald

Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found by Gilbert King

Young Adult/Middle Grade

Winner: Hole in the Middle by Kendra Fortmeyer

Finalists:

Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted