Awards & Winners

American Book Awards

The American Book Award is an American literary award that annually recognizes a set of books and people for "outstanding literary achievement". According to the 2010 awards press release, it is "a writers' award given by other writers" and "there are no categories, no nominees, and therefore no losers." The Award is administered by the Before Columbus Foundation, which established it in 1978 and inaugurated it in 1980, recognizing a list of eight 1979 publications. Almost every Award recognizes a particular work by an American author without restriction to race, sex, ethnic background, or genre. In 2000 there were two Lifetime Achievement awards, one Editor award, and one Journalism award. There have been several subsequent awards for lifetime achievement and a few to editors.

Check all the Awards, Winners and Nominations for the American Book Awards since 1980.

American Book Awards


Check all the winners of 2010 American Book Awards.
(Click on the Award Name or Winner name to get list of all awards/winners)
Amiri Baraka
Honored for : Digging: The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music
Sherwin Bitsui
Honored for : Flood Song
Nancy C. Carnevale
Honored for : A New Language, A New World
Dave Eggers
Honored for : Zeitoun
Sesshu Foster
Honored for : World Ball Notebook
Stephen D. Gutierrez
Honored for : Live from Fresno y Los
Victor LaValle
Honored for : Big Machine
François Mandeville
Honored for : This is What They Say
Bich Minh Nguyen
Honored for : Short Girls: A Novel
Robin D.G. Kelley
Honored for : Black,Brown & Beige: Surrealist Writings from Africa and the Diaspora
Franklin Rosemont
Honored for : Black,Brown & Beige: Surrealist Writings from Africa and the Diaspora
Jerome Rothenberg
Honored for : Poems for the Millennium
Kathryn Waddell Takara
Honored for : Pacific Raven: Hawai`i Poems
Pamela Uschuk
Honored for : Crazy Love: New Poems
Katha Pollitt
Honored for : Antarctic Traveller
Jeffrey Cane Robinson
Honored for : Poems for the Millennium