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James Beard Award Winners!

Posted: 2018/04/30

During this past weekend, the James Beard Foundation Book Award winners were announced, and we are delighted to say congratulations to two of our titles for winning the Best Book award!


Vegetable-Focused Cooking

Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables
Joshua McFadden with Martha Holmberg
(Artisan Books)


Health and Special Diets

Deepa’s Secrets
Deepa Thomas


Congratulations to all the winners! The full list can be found here.

You can also watch the James Beard Award Gala on May 7, which will be streaming live on Twitter and at

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2017 Agatha Award Winners!

Posted: 2018/04/30

Thomas Allen & Son is pleased to announce that two of our titles were winners at this past Saturday’s Agatha Awards held by Malice Domestic 30 in Bethesda, MD!


Best Historical Novel


In Farleigh Field: A Novel of World War II

Rhys Bowen

Lake Union Publishing


Best First Novel


Hollywood Homicide

Kellye Garrett

Midnight Ink


The Agatha Awards honor mystery and crime writers published in the United States in the “cozy mystery” subgenre and are named for famed mystery and crime author Agatha Christie. You can find the complete list of Agatha Award winners here. Congratulations to Rhys Bowen and Kellye Garrett on this special occasion!

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2018 James Beard Foundation Finalists

Posted: 2018/03/15

The James Beard Foundation announced its 2018 Award Finalists for the Book, Restaurant and Chef, Media, and Restaurant Design categories on Wednesday, March 14. We are delighted to announce that this year’s finalists include three of our titles under the Book Award category, and two of our authors under the Restaurant and Chef Award category:

Full list of nominations here.



Homegrown: Cooking from My New England Roots


Author: Matt Jennings; Publisher: Artisan


Vegetable-Focused Cooking

Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables


Author: Joshua McFadden with Martha Holmberg; Publisher: Artisan


Health and Special Diets

Deepa’s Secrets: Slow Carb New Indian Cuisine


Author: Deepa Thomas; Publisher: Skyhorse


Best Chef (New York City)

Ignacio Mattos, Chef: Estela

Author of Estela (978-1-57965-670-6; pub date Oct. 2, 2018; Publisher: Artisan)


Outstanding Restaurant & Outstanding Pastry Chef

Frank Stitt, Owner/Chef of Highlands Bar & Grill

Author of Frank Stitt’s Southern Table (978-1-57965-246-3; Publisher: Artisan) and Frank Stitt’s Bottega Favorita (978-1-57965-302-6; Publisher: Artisan)


The James Beard Foundation is a national not-for-profit organization based in New York City.  Named after the late James Beard—a champion of American cuisine—the foundation aims to continue his legacy by educating and mentoring generations of aspiring and professional chefs.  The theme of this year’s awards is RISE—to “celebrate the collective spirit of our community and the power of food.” The finalists were announced at a ceremony in Philadelphia on March 14.  Winners of the Book Awards will be announced on April 7, while winners of the Restaurant and Chef Awards will be announced at the James Beard Award Gala on Monday, May 7 in Chicago. Good luck to our finalists!

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IACP 2018 Winners

Posted: 2018/02/26

On Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Hilton Midtown in New York City the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) unveiled the winners of its annual prestigious awards, including three Thomas Allen & Son authors across three categories.


 Winner: Children, Youth & Family

Baking Class: 50 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Bake!

Author: Deanna F. Cook

Editors: Deborah Balmuth & Lisa Hiley

Publisher: Storey Publishing


Cookbook author Alice Medrich won a Food Writing Award for the category Food-Focused Column; the following titles are just a few of hers that we represent, including the previous James Beard Foundation Book Award Winner, Flavor Flours: A New Way to Bake with Teff, Buckwheat, Sorghum, Other Whole & Ancient Grains, Nuts & Non-Wheat Flours (Artisan Books) and Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies (Artisan Books).


We have also been representing a 2018 winner of a Culinary Classics Award, Bistro Cooking by Patricia Wells (Workman Publishing Company), since 1988.


The honorees have been chosen for their passion and impact in the food community with focus on the IACP host city for 2018, New York City. They have been chosen by the IACP Board of Directors with input from other industry professionals. Please join us in congratulating the winners and their publishers!

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ALA 2018 Honorees

Posted: 2018/02/12

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the 2018 top books for children and young adults Monday, February 12 in a press release sent out from Denver, Colorado.

Thomas Allen & Son is pleased to announce that four of our titles have been named honorees amongst the 2018 selections, including:   


DEVILS WITHIN, William C. Morris Award Finalist

By S.F. Henson; 9781510714564; Sky Pony Press


BEFORE SHE WAS HARRIET: The Story of Harriet Tubman, King Illustrator Honor Books

By Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrated by James E. Ransome; 9780823420476; Holiday House Inc


I SEE A CAT, Geisel Honor Books

By Paul Meisel; 9780823438495; Holiday House Inc



By Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton, and Mitch Weiss, illustrated by Tedd Arnold; 9780823436736; Holiday House Inc


Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, ALA awards guide parents, educators, librarians and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Thomas Allen & Son also has the pleasure of representing 2017 Newbery Medal winner THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON amongst our titles.

Congratulations to these honorees and our publishers on their fantastic achievements!

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