Massachusetts Center for the Book has named Harvard Professor Tiya Miles the recipient of its Nonfiction Award for “All That She Carried” (Penguin Random House). This National Book Award winner is a compassionate account of three generations of Black women’s lives, from slavery to freedom.

The 22nd Annual Massachusetts Book Awards recognize achievement in five categories of literature published in 2021 and written by current residents of the Commonwealth.

“Especially during times of disruption, the continuing excellence of the Massachusetts writing community is a source of inspiration and hope,” said Sharon Shaloo, executive director of MCB. “How wonderful to live among the creative forces represented here. Congratulations to all; we look forward to celebrating the Mass Book Awards at the State House on Jan. 18!”

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