New York City Mayor Honors James McBride

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James McBride, photo credit: Chia Messina

Riverhead author James McBride has swept up myriad awards and honors for his newest novel DEACON KING KONG: Oprah’s Book Club, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award (his second time wining), a New York Times Top 10 Books of the Year, the Gotham Book Prize, and the New York City Book Award.

All these honors caught the eye of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who, on Friday, April 30, issued an official certificate of recognition, stating:

“Through your work, you have captured the tremendous spirit, diversity, and resiliency of our great city, enriched our cultural landscape, and inspired New Yorkers of all backgrounds. As you celebrate these awards with family, friends, and fans, I am pleased to join in applauding your accomplishments and wishing you continued success.”

Posted: May 3, 2021