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CWA: 2022 Book of the Year Awards Ceremony

Join the us to celebrate the winners of the 2022 Chicago Writer's Association Book of the Year Awards! This event will be at 7pm on Saturday, January 21st, 2023 at The Book Cellar.


Traditional Fiction: Last Summer on State Street by Toya Wolfe

Indie Fiction: Addio, Love Monster by Christina Marrocco

Traditional Non-Fiction: This Jade World by Ira Sukrungruang

Indie Non-Fiction: So Costly a Sacrifice by Mark Hutson

Honorable Mentions:

Traditional Fiction: The Sturgeon's Heart by Amy E. Casey

Indie Fiction: Like a Complete Unknown by Anara Guard

Traditional Non-Fiction: The House that Madigan Built by Ray Long

Indie Non-Fiction: Chili Dog MVP by John Owens and David J. Fletcher


Event Location: 
The Book Cellar
Event Start Time: 
Saturday, January 21, 2023 - 7:00pm
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Paperback Fiction

By: Patel, Vaishnavi
Vera Wongs Unsolicited Advice for Murderers
By: Sutanto, Jesse Q
By: Hsieh Chou, Elaine
One Italian Summer
By: Serle, Rebecca
Gospel of Orla
By: Walls, Eoghan
By: Shepherd, Peng
To Paradise
By: Yanagihara, Hanya
Lincoln Highway
By: Towles, Amor
Young Mungo
By: Stuart, Douglas

Hardcover Non-Fiction

By: Judah, Hettie
By: May, Katherine
Still Life with Bones
By: Hagerty, Alexa
Saving Time
By: Odell, Jenny
Children of the State
By: Hobbs, Jeff
Devils Element
By: Egan, Dan
Angel Makers
By: McCracken, Patti
Other Family Doctor
By: Fine, Karen
Love and Work: How to Find What You Love, Love What You Do, and Do It for the Rest of Your Life
By: Buckingham, Marcus

Hardcover Fiction

Earths the Right Place for Love
Author: Berg, Elizabeth
Flaw in the Design
Author: Oates, Nathan
Hello Beautiful
Author: Napolitano, Ann
Author: Yi, Esther
What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez
Author: Jimenez, Claire
Foxglove King
Author: Whitten, Hannah
Broken Peoples Playlist
Author: Garricks, Chimeka
White Lady
Author: Winspear, Jacqueline
American Mermaid
Author: Langbein, Julia