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


Winner: The Second O of Sorrow by Sean Thomas Dougherty


Fire Season by Patrick Coleman

Mend by Kwoya Fagin Maples

My Tarantella by Jennifer Martelli

American Radiance by Luisa Muradyan


Winner: The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon


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


Winner: The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu


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


Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted