Winners of the 2010 New England Book Awards are:
Fiction: Father of the Rain by Lily King (Grove Atlantic)
Nonfiction: Let's Take the Long Way Home by Gail Caldwell (Random House)
Children's Books: City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems, illustrated by Jon J. Muth (Hyperion)
The winners of the 2009 New England Book Awards, sponsored by the New England Independent Booksellers Association, are: Awards are given to authors rather than specific titles.
Fiction: Geraldine Brooks, author of March, Year of Wonders, Nine Parts of Desire, Foreign Correspondence and People of the Book.
Nonfiction: Sy Montgomery, author of The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood, Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia, Wind Energy Basics (?apparently not by this author), Journey of the Pink Dolphins: An Amazon Quest and The Tarantula Scientist (Scientists in the Field Series).
Children's: Andrew Clements, author of, among other titles, Frindle, No Talking, Room One, Lunch Money, A Week in the Woods, The Jacket, The School Story, The Janitor's Boy, The Landry News, The Report Card and The Last Holiday Concert.
Publisher: Tilbury House, Gardiner, Me., which was founded some 35 years ago as the Harpswell Press and published mainly Maine books. The house grew slowly, adding some children's books, and in 1990 merged with another small publisher, Dog Ear Press. Recent titles include New Mainers: Portraits of Our Immigrant Neighbors, Wilderness Partners, Backyard Maine, Live Yankees, Maine in the World and The Cranberry.
The awards will be presented on October 1 during NEIBA's trade show in Hartford, Conn. Each author award includes a $500 grant from NEIBA to a literacy or other charitable organization chosen by the winner.