Arts & Entertainment

Nonfiction Book

2015 Winner: The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

Photo Credit: Holly Rike


A longtime New Yorker contributor, Harvard professor and endlessly curious writer, local dynamo Jill Lepore was the perfect person to unearth the backstory of one of pop culture’s most iconic female badasses. In this fascinating read, she explores the political agenda—and unconventional personal life—of Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston, whose feminist convictions and kinky proclivities provided an unexpected genesis for the most popular female superhero of all time.

Other Winners