While I looked to see who the winner was this last Sunday, I forgot to post it here for those interested. This year the award went to Brigid Pasulka for A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True. I haven’t heard of the book, which is Pasulka’s first — hence the elligibility for this award.
The two finalists were C.E. Morgan for All the Living and Abraham Verghese for Cutting for Stone. There are also two honorable mentions, Mary Beth Keane for The Walking People and Lydia Peele for Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing.