The Bridgeman Images Book Cover Award: Shortlist

Each year, we take a moment to look back and celebrate the creative and inspiring ways Bridgeman Images are used in book covers. Two winners are selected; one in the trade category and one in the scholarly category, with a $250 prize for each of the winners.

Our team have whittled down all the entries to a selection of 23 fantastic covers. This shortlist is comprised of entrants in both categories. Which is your favourite?

The Shortlist

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Adventurer: The Life and Times of Giacomo Casanova’ by Leo Damrosch. Publisher: Yale University Press, Designer: Kat Lynch
Conception; An Immigrant Family’s Fortunes’ by Albert Samaha. Publisher: Penguin Random House, Designer: Lauren Peters Collaer
Infinite Country’ by Patricia Engel. Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Designer: Grace Han

 

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A Novel Virtue’ by Hermione Hoby. Publisher: Penguin Random house, Designer: Ben Denzer
Great Circle’ by Maggie Shipstead. Publisher: Penguin Random House, Designer: Kelly Blair
matrix’ by Lauren Groff. Publisher: Penguin Random House, Designer: Grace Han

 

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Scent: A natural History of Fragrance', by Elise Vernon Pearlstine. Publisher: Yale University Press, Designer: Kat Lynch
And I Do Not Forgive You: Stories and other revenges’ by Amber Sparks. Publisher: WW Norton, Designer: Kelly Winton
Shelter in Place’ by David Leavitt. Publisher: Bloomsbury, Designer: Patti Ratchford

 

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Wild Souls: Freedom ad Flourishing in the Non-Human World’ by Emma Marris. Publisher: Bloomsbury, Designer: Mia Kwon
Oh William’ by Elizabeth Strout. Publisher: Penguin Random House, Designer: Anna Kochman
The War for Gloria’ by Atticus Lish. Publisher: Penguin Random House, Designer: Linda Huang

 

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In the Country of Others’ by Leila Slimani.  Publisher: Penguin Random House, Designer: Julianna Lee
Napoleon: A life Told in Gardens and Shadows’ by Ruth Scurr. Publisher: WW Norton, Designer: Eric C Wilder
Fear and Trembling: A new translation’ by Sren Kierkegaard. Publisher: WW Norton, Designer: Richard Ljoenes

 

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Peaces’ by Helen Oyeyemi. Publisher: Penguin House, Designer: Lauren Peters Collaer
Bewilderness’ by Karen Tucker. Publisher: Counterpoint Press, Designer: Nicole Caputo
You Exist Too Much’ by Zaina Arafat. Publisher: Counterpoint Press, Designer: Nicole Caputo

 

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Chorus’ by Rebecca Kauffman. Publisher: Counterpoint Press, Designer: Nicole Caputo
Prepare Her’ by Genevie Plunkett. Publisher: Counterpoint Press, Designer: Nicole Caputo
Olga’ by Bernhard Schlink. Publisher: Harper Collins, Designer: Stephen Brayda

 

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Then The Fish Swallowed Him’ by Amir Ahmadi Arian. Publisher: Harper Collins, Designer: Stephen Brayda
The Rib King’ by Ladee Hubbard. Publisher: Harper Collins, Designer: Alex Merto

 

What Next?

Follow our social media channels as we post about each of these shortlisted entries, the designers and the authors behind the books. The winning entries will be announced on January 18th.

For almost 50 years, Bridgeman Images has proudly partnered with designers by providing eye-catching photography and artwork that helps bring their book cover designs to life. It's always a pleasure seeing our partners and designers follow this journey!

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