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Anand Giridharadas Wins the 2015 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism

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Anand Giridharadas Wins the 2015 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence In Journalism for The True American
May 26, 2015

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The True American; Murder and Mercy in Texas by Anand Giridharadas was one of five finalists selected by a seven-member Library Review Committee, which received and read over 70 nominations from publishers for the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism. The winner was chosen by a separate Bernstein Selection Committee, chaired by Jim Hoge, an accomplished journalist and former editor of Foreign Affairs

The other finalists were:

Read the press release. | Read guest speaker Bill Moyer's  speech. | Listen to the finalists talk about their work.​

About the Award

Since 1988 the annual award, which includes a $15,000 cash prize, has been given to journalists whose books have brought clarity and public attention to important issues, events, or policies. Previous winners of the award include Katherine Boo, Ellen E. Schultz, Shane Harris, David Finkel, Jane Mayer, Lawrence Wright. Dan Fagin won in 2014 for his book Toms River—see the press releasevideo, and photo gallery of that event.

The Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism was established through a gift from Joseph Frank Bernstein, in honor of journalist Helen Bernstein (now Helen Bernstein Fealy).

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