2017 CT Book Awards Registration

Celebrate with the finalists and winners and hear from Keynote Speaker Beatriz Williams at the 2017 Connecticut Book Awards Ceremony, held at the Mark Twain House and Museum on October 22 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Connecticut Center for the Book is very pleased to pay tribute to Connecticut’s literary community with the 2017 Connecticut Book Awards. The awards recognize and honor books with specific ties to our state: the author or illustrator must be native-born or have been a legal resident of Connecticut for at least three years, or the book must have a Connecticut setting to be considered. Finalists are listed here.

Keynote speaker

Connecticut Center for the Book is also very pleased to announce that New York Times best-selling author and Connecticut resident Beatriz Williams will deliver the keynote address at the book awards. Ms. Williams lives with her husband and children in Connecticut and is the author of the Secret Life of Violet Grant, A Hundred Summers, and Overseas.


$30 per person
Online ticketing will close at 12:00 p.m. on October 20

Tickets available for purchase at the door.

Details in a nutshell

When: October 22, 2017
Awards Ceremony: 2:00-3:00 p.m. (Doors open at 1:30 p.m.)
Reception and book signings with Beatriz Williams and Connecticut Book Award finalists and winners: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Where: Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105

Books will be available for sale at the reception.


Many thanks for the generous support of the Mark Twain House & Museum for the use of the Hal Holbrook Hall and the Lincoln Financial Auditorium.