The Medici Book Club Prize

The Medici Book Club Prize

Announcing the Finalists for the 2016 Medici Book Club Prize

2016 medici finalists

2016 Finalists

Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Innocents and Others by Dana Spiotta
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout


The mission of the Medici Book Club Prize is to recognize a distinguished work of fiction that has inspired thoughtful conversation and contributed to a deeper understanding of the human experience. The $5,000 award is the first annual national prize given to acknowledge the tremendous impact that book club selections have on readers. The 2016 Prize will be awarded at an Exclusive Medici Award Event on Saturday, November 5 at The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The Medici Book Club Prize nominees are selected by an advisory council which includes nationally celebrated book group coordinator and founder of the Beverly Hills Literary Escape, Julie Robinson; three judges annually who have written and published respected works of literature; and the Medici Founding Patrons.

Medici Book Club Prize Winners








A Tale for the Time Being

Medici Founding Patrons

The Medici Book Club Prize is generously funded by the individual contributions of our Medici Founding Patrons. We graciously acknowledge their support of literature and of individual writers as artists.

Alexis Deutsch-Adler
Helaine Blatt
Laurie Ember
Kim Allen-Niesen
Linleigh Richker
Linda Rosman
Rina Scott
Joanne Solov
Laura Strauss