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Massachusetts Book Awards 2003
Honoring books published in 2002

The Massachusetts Book Awards are presents each year by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. To be eligible, books must have been written by authors who currently live and work in Massachusetts or must present topics of particular and specific importance to the Commonwealth regardless of their author's residency.

Archive of Past Lists


Fiction Award

Sea Room: A Novel
by Norman G. Gautreau

Fiction Honors

Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel
by Lisa Borders

My Life in Heavy Metal: Stories
by Steve Almond

Non-Fiction Award

Revere Beach Elegy: A Memoir of Home and Beyond
by Roland Merullo
PS3563.E748 Z47 2002

Non-Fiction Honors

Black Livingstone: A True Tale of African Adventure
by Pagan Kennedy
BV3625.C63 S544 2002

Choosing Naia: A Family's Journey
by Mitchell Zuckoff
RG629.D68Z83 2002

Poetry Award

Never: Poems
by Jorie Graham
PS3557.R214N38 2002

Poetry Honors

Blind Huber: Poems
by Nick Flynn
PS3556.L894B546 2002x

Among the Musk Ox People: Poems
by Mary Ruefle
PS3568.U36A8 2002x

Children's / Teen Literature Award

Hole in My Life
by Jack Gantos
PS3557.A5197Z468 2002

Children's / Teen Honors

Little Rat Sets Sail
by Monika Bang-Campbell and Molly Bang

What Charlie Heard
by Mordicai Gerstein
ML3930.I94 G47 2002


Archive of Past Lists