“The Illustrated Courtroom” racks up honors at the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards & Beyond


Congratulations to the book “The Illustrated Courtroom: 50 Year of Court Art,” for racking up honors at the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The book, by Elizabeth Williams and Sue Russell, was a finalist in the following categories: Gift/Specialty/Novelty, Historical Non-Fiction and e-Book Nonfiction.

Illustrated Courtroom co-authors Sue Russell and Elizabeth Williams expressed their excitement at winning the award, and said in an email, “We are thrilled that the Illustrated Courtroom (IC) has been named a three time finalist in the Next Generation Book Awards and a bronze winner in the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY). We are gratified that this book, which has been a real labor of love and years in the making, has been given such a warm reception by readers and publishers. Prior to the announcement that the Illustrated Courtroom is a winner of these awards, it garnered the following accolades:

A Kirkus Best BoIPPBRonzeok of 2014IndieBookAward_Finalist
A Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year, 2014
eLit awards:
-Gold Medal in True Crime and Art
– Silver Medal in Graphic Documentary and History
Global Book Awards
– Gold medal in Illustrated non-fiction
 – Winner of the The Eric Hoffer New Horizon award

We thank CUNY for having the vision to publish the book.”

The Illustrated Courtroom includes 140 iconic illustrations depicting memorable moments, and tells the stories behind the headlines, with the artists’ insider insights. The result is be an artists’ eye view of courtroom history in the making, allowing readers to savor the extraordinary work of those who go where cameras cannot. The book is a must-have for everyone passionate about true crime, legendary defendants, headline-making trials, big-time lawyers and courtroom drama. To order your copy, click here.

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