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2011 Helen Bernstein Book Award Finalists Revealed

Five books were chosen as finalists for the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism award this year–chosen from 75 different nominated nonfiction books.

We’ve listed the five nominees below, complete with links to the New York Public Library entries for each book.

Here’s more about the award: “The Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism was established by the Bernstein family in 1988, by a gift to the New York Public Library in Helen Bernstein Fealy’s name.  The gift was in two parts and the idea was to focus on Helen’s love and appreciation of the crucial role that journalism and newspapers play in our society by establishing the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism and endowing the position Helen Bernstein Librarian for Periodicals & Journals.”

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Lukas Prize Project Award Winners Revealed

The Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard have announced the three winners for the 2011 Lukas Prize Project Awards for Exceptional Works of Nonfiction.

Eliza Griswold won the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize along with $10,000 for her book, The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam. Isabel Wilkerson won the Mark Lynton History Prize along with $10,000 for her publication, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration. Alex Tizon won the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award along with $30,000 for his forthcoming release, Big Little Man: The Asian Male at the Dawn of the Asian Century.

Here’s more about the awards: “ Established in 1998, the prizes recognize excellence in nonfiction that exemplify the literary grace and commitment to serious research and social concern that characterized the work of the awards’ Pulitzer Prize-winning namesake, J. Anthony Lukas, who died in 1997.”