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Massachusetts Book Awards

The Massachusetts Book Awards highlight the work of our vital contemporary writing community and encourage readers to do some "close reading" of those imaginative works created by the authors among us.

Throughout the award year, we develop a list of "Must Reads" in each of four award categories -- fiction, nonfiction, poetry & children's/young adult literature -- that have been written by Massachusetts writers or about Massachusetts themes. We also publish an annual MassBook Census of Massachusetts books. In addition, we name and promote an award winner in each of the categories .

Please read the Guidelines for more information about eligibility.