Simon Smith won the £3,000 (about $3,910) Shakespeare's Globe Book Award, a "biennial prize for a study of the Bard's early modern plays and the playhouse in which they were performed," for his book Musical Responses in the Early Modern Playhouse, 1603-1625, the Bookseller reported.
His monograph was chosen from a shortlist that also included Shakespeare's Two Playhouses: Repertory and Theatre Space at the Globe and the Blackfriars, 1599-1613 by Sarah Dustagheer; Hamlet's Moment: Drama and Political Knowledge in Early Modern England by Andras Kisery; and Shakespeare and Manuscript Drama by James Purkis.
Wobble by Rae Armantrout (Wesleyan University Press)
feeld by Jos Charles (Milkweed Editions)
Be With by Forrest Gander (New Directions)
American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin by Terrance Hayes (Penguin)
Museum of the Americas by J. Michael Martinez, (Penguin)
Ghost Of by Diana Khoi Nguyen (Omnidawn Publishing)
Indecency by Justin Phillip Reed (Coffee House Press)
lo terciario/the tertiary by Raquel Salas Rivera (Timeless, Infinite Light)
Monument: Poems New and Selected by Natasha Trethewey (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Eye Level by Jenny Xie (Graywolf Press)
One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson (Bloomsbury)
The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation by Colin G. Calloway (Oxford University Press)
Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Steve Coll (Penguin)
Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War by Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple (One World/Penguin Random House)
American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic by Victoria Johnson (Liveright/Norton)
The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life by David Quammen (Simon & Schuster)
Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh (Scribner)
Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) by Rebecca Solnit (Haymarket Books)
The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart (Oxford University Press)
We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights by Adam Winkler (Liveright/Norton)
The shortlists will be announced in October. Winners will be announced at the National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on November 14 in New York City.