Awards & Winners

American Book Awards

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.
Date Established : 1978

Check all the winners of American Book Awards presented under American Book Awards since 1980 .

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

Richard Holmes

Honored for : The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science

Jack Spicer

Honored for : My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer

Stella Pope Duarte

Honored for : If I die in Jua?rez

George Lewis

Honored for : A Power Stronger than Itself: The A.A.C.M. and American Experimental Music

Houston A. Baker, Jr.

Honored for : Betrayal: How Black Intellectuals Have Abandoned the Ideals of the Civil Right Era

José Antonio Burciaga

Honored for : The Last Supper of Chicano Heroes: Selected Works of José Antonio Burciaga

Suheir Hammad

Honored for : Breaking Poems

Danit Brown

Honored for : Ask for a Convertible

Jericho Brown

Honored for : Please

Claire Hope Cummings

Honored for : Uncertain Peril: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Seeds

Patricia Santana

Honored for : Ghosts of El Grullo

Miguel Algarín

(Lifetime Achievement Award)

Linda Gregg

Honored for : All of It Singing: New and Selected Poems

Moustafa Bayoumi

Honored for : How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America

Douglas A. Blackmon

Honored for : Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II

C. S. Giscombe

Honored for : Prairie style

Fae Myenne Ng

Honored for : Steer Toward Rock

Lorenzo Thomas, Aldon Lynn Nielsen

Honored for : Don't Deny My Name

Maria Mazziotti Gillan

Honored for : All That Lies Between Us

Tom Lutz

Honored for : Doing Nothing

Nikki Giovanni

Honored for : The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni

Nora Marks Dauenhauer, Richard Dauenhauer, Lydia T. Black, Anóoshi Lingít Aaní Ká

Honored for : Russians in Tlingit America: The Battles of Sitka, 1802 And 1804

Angela Jackson

Honored for : Where I Must Go: A Novel

L. Luis Lopez

Honored for : Each Month I Sing

Yuko Taniguchi

Honored for : The Ocean in the Closet

Frank B. Wilderson III

Honored for : Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid

Jonathan Curiel

Honored for : Al\u2019 America: Travels Through America\u2019s Arab and Islamic Roots

J.J. Phillips

Honored for : Mojo Hand: An Orphic Tale
(Lifetime Achievement Award)

Reyna Grande

Honored for : Across a hundred mountains

Ernestine Hayes

Honored for : Blonde Indian

Gary Panter

Honored for : Jimbo's Inferno

Michael Dyson

Honored for : Come Hell or High Water

Rigoberto González

Honored for : Butterfly Boy

Daniel Cassidy

Honored for : How the Irish Invented Slang

Judith Roche

Honored for : Wisdom of the Body

Jeffrey F. L. Partridge

Honored for : Beyond Literary Chinatown

Kali Vanbaale

Honored for : The Space Between

Patricia Klindienst

Honored for : The Earth Knows My Name: Food, Culture, and Sustainability in the Gardens of Ethnic America

Jay Wright

Honored for : Transfigurations: Collected Poems

Doris Seale

Honored for : A Broken Flute

Matt Briggs

Honored for : Shoot the Buffalo

Darryl Dickson-Carr

Honored for : The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction

David P. Diaz

Honored for : The White Tortilla: Reflections of a Second -Generation Mexican - American

Josh Kun

Honored for : Audiotopia: Music, Race, and America

Kevin J. Mullen

Honored for : The Toughest Gang in Town: Police Stories from Old San Francisco

Mackenzie Bezos

Honored for : The Testing of Luther Albright: A Novel

Matthew Shenoda

Honored for : Somewhere Else

Phil Henderson

Honored for : Nate

Peter Metcalfe

Honored for : Gumboot Determination: The Story of the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium

Thomas Ferraro

Honored for : Feeling Italian: The Art of Ethnicity in America

Tim Z. Hernandez

Honored for : Skin Tax

Carlton T. Spiller

Honored for : Scalding Heart

Richard A. Clarke

Honored for : Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror

Jeff Chang, Kool DJ Herc

Honored for : Can't Stop Won't Stop

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Honored for : Crimes Against Nature

Bernard W Bell

Honored for : The Contemporary African American novel

Don Lee

Honored for : Country of Origin

Hiroshi Kashiwagi

Honored for : Swimming in the American: A Memoir And Selected Writings

Don West, Jeff Biggers, George Brosi

Honored for : No Lonesome Road: Selected Prose and Poems

Lamont B. Steptoe

Honored for : A Long Movie of Shadows

Alisha S. Drabek

Honored for : The Red Cedar of Afognak, A Driftwood Journey

Julie Chibbaro

Honored for : Redemption

Ralph M. Flores

Honored for : The Horse in the Kitchen: Stories of a Mexican-American Family

Cecelie Berry

Honored for : Rise Up Singing: Black Women Writers on Motherhood

Diana Abu-Jaber

Honored for : Crescent

Ruth Ozeki

Honored for : All over creation

David D. Cole

Honored for : Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism

Kristin Hunter

Honored for : Breaking away

Charisse Jones, Kumea Shorter-Gooden

Honored for : Shifting

Michael A. Walsh

Honored for : And all the saints

Renato Rosaldo

Honored for : Prayer to Spider Woman

Diane Sher Lutovich

Honored for : What I stole

A. Robert Lee

Honored for : Multicultural American Literature: Comparative Black, Native, Latino/a and Asian American Fictions

Scott Saul

Honored for : Freedom Is, Freedom Ain't: Jazz and the Making of the Sixties

Daniel Ellsberg

Honored for : Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Honored for : Douglass' women

Jack Newfield

Honored for : The full Rudy

Kevin Baker

Honored for : Paradise Alley

Velma Wallis

Honored for : Raising ourselves

Rachel Simon

Honored for : Riding the Bus with My Sister

Debra Magpie Earling

Honored for : Perma Red

Alejandro Murguía

Honored for : This War Called Love

Eric Porter

Honored for : What Is This Thing Called Jazz?: African American Musicians as Artists, Critics, and Activists

Igor Krupnik

Honored for : Akuzilleput Igaqullghet: Our Words Put to Paper Sourcebook in St. Lawrence Island Yupik Heritage and History

Joseph Papaleo

Honored for : Italian Stories

Rick Heide

Honored for : Under the Fifth Sun: Latino Literature from California

Lerone Bennett, Jr.

Honored for : Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream

LeAnne Howe

Honored for : Shell Shaker

Tananarive Due

Honored for : The Living Blood

Rilla Askew

Honored for : Fire in Beulah

Susanne Antonetta

Honored for : Body toxic

Jack Hirschman

Honored for : Front lines

Gloria Frym

Honored for : Homeless at home

Donald Phelps

Honored for : Reading the Funnies

Dana Gioia

Honored for : Interrogations at noon

Al Young

Honored for : The Sound of Dreams Remembered

Michael N. Nagler

Honored for : Is there no other way?

Alexander Kuo

Honored for : Lipstick and Other Stories

Aaron Abeyta

Honored for : Colcha

Jessel Miller

Honored for : Angels in the Vineyards

Elizabeth Nunez

Honored for : Bruised Hibiscus

Chris Ware

Honored for : Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth

Ted Joans

Honored for : Teducation

Andrea Dworkin

Honored for : Scapegoat: The Jews, Israel, and Women's Liberation

Tillie Olsen

Honored for : Silences

Janet McAdams

Honored for : The island of lost luggage

Philip Whalen

Honored for : Overtime: Selected Poems

Russell Leong

Honored for : Phoenix eyes and other stories

Carolyne Wright

Honored for : Seasons of mangoes and brainfire

Chalmers Johnson

Honored for : Blowback

Cheri Register

Honored for : Packinghouse daughter

Sandra Gilbert

Honored for : Kissing the Bread: New and Selected Poems, 1969-1999

William S. Penn

Honored for : Killing Time With Strangers

Amanda J. Cobb

Honored for : Listening to Our Grandmothers' Stories: The Bloomfield Academy for Chickasaw Females, 1852-1949

Diana Garcia

Honored for : When Living Was a Labor Camp

Janisse Ray

Honored for : Ecology of a Cracker childhood

Frank Chin

Honored for : The Chinaman Pacific & Frisco R.R. Co.

Michael Patrick MacDonald

Honored for : All Souls: A Family Story from Southie

Helen Thomas

Honored for : Front Row at the White House

David A. J. Richards

Honored for : Italian American

Camille Peri, Kate Moses

Honored for : Mothers Who Think

Lois-Ann Yamanaka

Honored for : Heads by Harry

David Toop

Honored for : Exotica

Michael Lally

Honored for : It's Not Nostalgia

Rahna Reiko Rizzuto

Honored for : Why She Left Us

Emil Guillermo

Honored for : Amok: Essays from an Asian American Perspective

John R. Rickford, Russell J. Rickford

Honored for : Spoken Soul: The Story of Black English

Robert Creeley

Honored for : The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley, 1975-2005

Allan J. Ryan

Honored for : The Trickster Shift: Humour and Irony in Contemporary Native Art

Andrés Montoya

Honored for : The Ice Workers Sings and Other Poem

Elva Trevino Hart

Honored for : Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child

Leroy TeCube

Honored for : Year in Nam: A Native American Soldier's Story

Nelson George

Honored for : Hip Hop America

Josip Novakovich

Honored for : Salvation and other disasters

E. Donald Two-Rivers

Honored for : Survivor's medicine

Edwidge Danticat

Honored for : The Farming of Bones

Gloria Naylor

Honored for : The Men of Brewster Place

Alice McDermott

Honored for : Charming Billy

Brian Ward

Honored for : Just my soul responding

Luis Alberto Urrea

Honored for : Nobody's Son: Notes from an American Life

Jerry Lipka, Gerald V. Mohatt, Ciulistet Group

Honored for : Transforming the culture of schools

Gioia Timpanelli

Honored for : Sometimes the Soul

Trey Ellis

Honored for : Right Here, Right Now

James D. Houston

Honored for : The Last Paradise

Speer Morgan

Honored for : Freshour cylinders

Gary Gach

Honored for : What Book!?: Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop

Judith Roche, Meg McHutchison

Honored for : First Fish, First People: Salmon Tales of the North Pacific Rim

Anna Linzer

Honored for : Ghost Dancing

Chiori Santiago

Honored for : Home to Medicine Mountain

Lauro Flores

Honored for : The Floating Borderlands: Twenty-Five Years of U.S. Hispanic Literature

Allison Hedge Coke

Honored for : Dog road woman

Jim Barnes

Honored for : On native ground

Don DeLillo

Honored for : Underworld

Thomas Lynch

Honored for : The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade

Angela Davis

Honored for : Blues Legacies and Black Feminism

Brenda Marie Osbey

Honored for : All saints

Sandra Beni?tez

Honored for : Bitter Grounds

John A. Williams

Honored for : Safari West

Nora Okja Keller

Honored for : Comfort Woman

Nancy Rawles

Honored for : Love like gumbo

Scott DeVeaux

Honored for : The Birth of Bebop: A Social and Musical History

Noel Ignatiev

Honored for : Race Traitor

Louis Owens

Honored for : Nightland

Derrick Bell

Honored for : Gospel choirs

Guillermo Gómez-Peña

Honored for : The New World Border

William Banks

Honored for : Black Intellectuals


Honored for : Et tu? ... Raza?

Shirley Geok-lin Lim

Honored for : Among the white moon faces

Thulani Davis

Honored for : Maker of saints

Brenda Knight

Honored for : Women Of The Beat Generation

Martín Espada

Honored for : Imagine the Angels of Bread

Dorothy Barresi

Honored for : The Post-Rapture Diner

Tom De Haven

Honored for : Derby Dugan's Depression Funnies: A Novel

Montserrat Fontes

Honored for : Dreams of the Centaur: A Novel

Sunaina Maira

Honored for : Contours of the Heart: South Asians Map North America

Agate Nesaule

Honored for : A Woman in Amber

James Loewen

Honored for : Lies My Teacher Told Me

Chang-Rae Lee

Honored for : Native Speaker

Joe Sacco, Edward Said

Honored for : Palestine

Sherman Alexie

Honored for : Reservation Blues

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Honored for : Arranged Marriage

Stephanie Cowell

Honored for : Physician of London

William H. Gass

Honored for : The Tunnel

Glenn Loury

Honored for : One by one from the inside out

Robert Viscusi

Honored for : Astoria

Arthur Sze

Honored for : Archipelago

Kimiko Hahn

Honored for : Unbearable Heart, The

Ron Sakolsky, Fred Ho

Honored for : Sounding Off!: Music as Resistance / Rebellion / Revolution

E.J. Miller Laino

Honored for : Girl Hurt

Maria Espinosa

Honored for : Longing

Herb Boyd, Robert L. Allen

Honored for : Brotherman

John Ross

Honored for : Rebellion from the Roots

Tricia Rose

Honored for : Black noise

Thomas Avena

Honored for : Life Sentences

Abraham Rodriguez

Honored for : Spidertown

Marianna Torgovnick

Honored for : Crossing Ocean Parkway

John Egerton

Honored for : Speak Now Against The Day: The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South

Denise Chavez

Honored for : Face of An Angel

Peter Quinn

Honored for : Banished children of Eve

Li-Young Lee

Honored for : The Winged Seed

Gordon Henry

Honored for : Light people

Sandra Martz

Honored for : I Am Becoming the Woman I've Wanted

Linda Raymond

Honored for : Rocking the Babies: A Novel

Marnie Mueller

Honored for : Green Fires: Assault on Eden: A Novel of the Ecuadorian Rainforest

Ronald Takaki

Honored for : A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America

Janet Campbell Hale

Honored for : Bloodlines

Jill Nelson

Honored for : Volunteer Slavery

Graciela Limón

Honored for : In search of Bernabe?

Paul Gilroy

Honored for : Black Atlantic

Lawson Fusao Inada

Honored for : Legends from camp

Nicole Blackman

Honored for : Aloud

Gregory Reed

Honored for : Economic empowerment through the church

Tino Villanueva

Honored for : Scene from the Movie Giant

Giose Rimanelli

Honored for : Benedetta in Guysterland

Virginia L Kroll

Honored for : Wood-Hoopoe Willie

Rose L. Glickman

Honored for : Daughters of Feminists

Diane Glancy

Honored for : Claiming Breath

Nelson George

Honored for : Elevating the game

Denise Giardina

Honored for : The Unquiet Earth

Jack Beatty

Honored for : The Rascal King

Gerald Graff

Honored for : Beyond the Culture Wars

Ninotchka Rosca

Honored for : Twice Blessed

Leroy Quintana

Honored for : History of home

Francisco X. Alarcón

Honored for : Snake Poems

Eugene B. Redmond

Honored for : The Eye in the Ceiling

Cornel West

Honored for : Prophetic Thought in Postmodern Times

Asake Bomani, Belvie Rooks

Honored for : Paris Connections: African American Artists in Paris

Christopher Mogil, Peter Woodrow

Honored for : We Gave Away a Fortune

Katherine Peter

Honored for : Neets'aii Gwiindaii: Living in the Chandalar Country

Verlyn Klinkenborg

Honored for : The Last Fine Time

Art Spiegelman

Honored for : Maus

Fritjof Capra

Honored for : Belonging to the Universe

Donna Haraway

Honored for : Simians, Cyborgs and Women

Peter Bacho

Honored for : Cebu

Sheila Hamanaka

Honored for : Journey

José Antonio Burciaga

Honored for : Undocumented love

Sandra Scofield

Honored for : Beyond deserving

Keith Gilyard

Honored for : Voices of the Self: A Study of Language Competence

Raymond Andrews

Honored for : Jessie and Jesus

A'Lelia Bundles

Honored for : Madam C.J. Walker

Norma Field

Honored for : In the realm of a dying emperor

Benjamin Alire Saenz

Honored for : Calendar of Dust

Lucy Thompson

Honored for : To the American Indian: Reminiscences of a Yurok Woman

Peter Kalifornsky

Honored for : Dena'ina Legacy: K'tl'egh'i Sukdu: The Collected Writings of Peter Kalifornsky

Stephen Fox

Honored for : The Unknown Internment: An Oral History of the Relocation of Italian Americans During World War II

Steven R. Carter

Honored for : Hansberry's Drama: Commitment Amid Complexity

Amiri Baraka, August Wilson, William B. Branch

Honored for : Black Thunder: An Anthology of African-American Drama

Jessica Hagedorn

Honored for : Dogeaters

Joy Harjo

Honored for : In mad love and war

Mary Crow Dog

Honored for : Lakota Woman

Karen Tei Yamashita

Honored for : Through the Arc of the Rain Forest

John Edgar Wideman

Honored for : Philadelphia Fire

Thomas Centolella

Honored for : Terra Firma

Lucia Berlin

Honored for : Homesick

Bell Hooks

Honored for : Yearning

Bruce M. Wright

Honored for : Black Robes, White Justice

Nora Marks Dauenhauer, Richard Dauenhauer

Honored for : Haa Tuwunaagu Yis, for Healing Our Spirit

Deborah Keenan

Honored for : Looking for Home

Meridel Le Sueur

Honored for : Harvest Song: Collected Essays and Stories

D. H. Melhem

Honored for : Heroism in the New Black Poetry: Introductions & Interviews

Alejandro Murguía

Honored for : Southern Front

Charley Trujillo

Honored for : Soldados: Chicanos in Viet Nam

Mill Hunk Herald Collective

Honored for : Overtime: Punchin' Out With the Mill Hunk Herald Magazine

R. Baxter Miller

Honored for : The Art and Imagination of Langston Hughes

Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Honored for : Italian Days

Paula Gunn Allen

Honored for : Spider Woman's Granddaughters

Adrienne Kennedy

Honored for : People Who Led to My Plays

Daniela Gioseffi

Honored for : Women on War

James M. Freeman

Honored for : Hearts of Sorrow

John H. Norton

Honored for : Light at the End of the Bog

Martin Bernal

Honored for : Black Athena

Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Margarita Donnelly, Mayumi Tsutakawa

Honored for : The Forbidden Stitch: An Asian American Women's Anthology

Miles Davis

Honored for : Miles

Sergei Kan

Honored for : Symbolic Immortality: The Tlingit Potlatch of the Nineteenth Century

Elizabeth Woody

Honored for : Hand into Stone: Poems

Hualing Nieh Engle

Honored for : Mulberry and Peach: Two Women of China

Itabari Njeri

Honored for : Every Good-Bye Ain't Gone

J. Raymond Jones, John C. Walter

Honored for : The Harlem Fox: J. Raymond Jones and Tammany, 1920-1970

José Emilio González

Honored for : Vivar a Hostos

Lloyd A. Thompson

Honored for : Romans and Blacks

Sesshu Foster, Michelle T. Clinton

Honored for : Invocation L.A

Frank Chin

Honored for : The Chinaman Pacific & Frisco R.R. Co.

Isabel Allende

Honored for : Eva Luna

J. California Cooper

Honored for : Homemade love

Audre Lorde

Honored for : A Burst of Light: Essays

Leslie Scalapino

Honored for : Way

Jennifer Stone

Honored for : Stone's throw

Alma Luz Villanueva

Honored for : The ultraviolet sky

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Honored for : The Signifying Monkey

Charles Fanning

Honored for : The Exiles of Erin

Shuntar? Tanikawa

Honored for : Floating the River in Melancholy

Eduardo Galeano

Honored for : Genesis

Josephine Gattuso Hendin

Honored for : The right thing to do

Emory Elliott

Honored for : Columbia Literary History of the United States

Askia M. Touré

Honored for : From the Pyramids to the Projects: Poems of Genocide and Resistance!

Carolyn Lei-Lanilau

Honored for : Wode Shuofa: My Way of Speaking

William Hohri

Honored for : Repairing America: An Account of the Movement for Japanese American Redress

Toni Morrison

Honored for : Beloved

Salvatore La Puma

Honored for : The Boys of Bensonhurst

David Halberstam

Honored for : The Reckoning Part 1 Of 2

Charles Olson

Honored for : The Collected Poems of Charles Olson

Daisy Bates

Honored for : The Long Shadow of Little Rock: A Memoir

Jimmy Santiago Baca

Honored for : Marti?n & Meditations on the South Valley

Gerald Vizenor

Honored for : Griever: An American Monkey King in China

Ronald Sukenick

Honored for : Down and In

Allison Blakely

Honored for : Russia and the Negro

Ed Sanders

Honored for : Thirsting for peace in a raging century

Kesho Y. Scott, Cherry Muhanji, Egyirba High

Honored for : Tight Spaces

Opal Whiteley

Honored for : Harvest Song: Collected Essays and Stories

Marlon K. Hom

Honored for : Songs of Gold Mountain: Cantonese Rhymes from San Francisco Chinatown

Tek Lum Lum, Wing Tek Lum

Honored for : Expounding the Doubtful Points

Gary Giddins

Honored for : Celebrating Bird

James Welch

Honored for : Fools Crow

Ana Castillo

Honored for : The Mixquiahuala Letters

Terry McMillan

Honored for : Mama

John Wieners

Honored for : Selected poems, 1958-1984

Dorothy Bryant

Honored for : Confessions of Madame Psyche: Memoirs and Letters of Mei-Li Murrow

Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum

Honored for : Liberazione Della Donna

Septima Poinsette Clark, Cynthia Stokes Brown

Honored for : Ready from Within: A First Person Narrative

Harvey Pekar

Honored for : The New American Splendor Anthology

Etheridge Knight

Honored for : The essential Etheridge Knight


Honored for : SIN

Juan Felipe Herrera

Honored for : Face Games

Cyn Zarco

Honored for : Circumnavigation

Daniel McGuire

Honored for : Portrait of Little Boy in darkness

Michael Mayo

Honored for : Practicing Angels: A Contemporary Anthology of San Francisco Bay Area Poetry

Raymond Federman

Honored for : Smiles on Washington Square

Anna Lee Walters

Honored for : The sun is not merciful

Cherríe Moraga, Gloria E. Anzaldúa

Honored for : This Bridge Called My Back

Toshio Mori

Honored for : Yokohama, California

Linda Hogan

Honored for : Seeing through the sun

Susan Howe

Honored for : My Emily Dickinson

Terence Winch

Honored for : Irish musicians/American friends

Helen Barolini

Honored for : The Dream Book: An Anthology of Writing by Italian American Women

Miguel Algarín

Honored for : Time's Now/Ya Es Tiempo

Jeff Hannusch

Honored for : I Hear You Knockin : The Sound of New Orleans Rhythm and Blues

Natasha Borovsky

Honored for : A Daughter of the Nobility

Gary Soto

Honored for : Living Up the Street

Louise Erdrich

Honored for : Love Medicine

Sandra Cisneros

Honored for : The House on Mango Street

May Sarton

Honored for : At Seventy

Peter H. Irons

Honored for : Justice at war

Sonia Sanchez

Honored for : Homegirls & Handgrenades

Maureen Owen

Honored for : A. E. Earhart

Ron Jones

Honored for : Say Ray

Colleen J. McElroy

Honored for : Queen of the Ebony Isles

Arnold Genthe, John Kuo Wei Tchen

Honored for : Genthe's Photographs of San Francisco's Old Chinatown

Robert Duncan

Honored for : Ground Work: Before the War

Angela Jackson

Honored for : Solo in the Box Car Third Floor E

Keiho Soga, Muin Pzaki, Taisanboku Mori, Sojin Takei

Honored for : Poets Behind Barbed Wire

William Oandasan

Honored for : Round Valley Songs

Paule Marshall

Honored for : Praisesong for the Widow

Joseph Bruchac

Honored for : Breaking Silence

Thomas McGrath

Honored for : Echoes inside the labyrinth

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge

Honored for : The Heat Bird

Maurice Kenney

Honored for : The Mama Poems

Gary Snyder

Honored for : Axe handles

Amiri Baraka

Honored for : Anthology of African American Women

William Kennedy

Honored for : O Albany!

Ruthanne McCunn, You-shan Tang, Ellen Lai-shan Yeung

Honored for : Pie-Biter = Comepastels

Jesús Colón

Honored for : A Puerto Rican in New York, and Other Sketches

Miné Okubo

Honored for : Citizen 13660

Howard Schwartz, Mark Podwal

Honored for : The Captive Soul of the Messiah: New Tales About Reb Nachman

Venkatesh Kulkarni

Honored for : Naked in Deccan

Cecil Brown

Honored for : Days without weather

Joy Kogawa

Honored for : Obasan

Nash Candelaria

Honored for : Not by the sword

Peter Guralnick

Honored for : Lost highway

Seán Ó Tuama

Honored for : An Duanaire Sixteen Hundred to Nineteen Hundred

Jessica Hagedorn

Honored for : Pet Food & Tropical Apparitions

John A. Williams

Honored for : Click Song: A Novel

James D. Houston

Honored for : Californians: Searching for the Golden State

Barbara Christian

Honored for : Black Women Novelists: The Development of a Tradition, 1892-1976

Judy Grahn

Honored for : The Queen of Wands: Poetry

Cecilia Liang

Honored for : Chinese Folk Poetry

Evangelina Vigil

Honored for : Thirty: An Seen a Lot

Harriet Rohmer

Honored for : Legend of Food Mountain: LA Montana Del Alimento

Lorna Dee Cervantes

Honored for : Emplumada

Frank Chin

Honored for : The chickencoop Chinaman ; and, The year of the dragon

Tato Laviera

Honored for : Enclave

Him Mark Lai, Judy Yung, Genny Lim

Honored for : Island

Jerome Rothenberg

Honored for : Pre-faces & other writings

Russell Banks

Honored for : Book of Jamaica

Hilton Obenzinger

Honored for : This Passover or the next, I will never be in Jerusalem

Al Young

Honored for : Bodies & soul

Duane Niatum

Honored for : Songs for the Harvester of Dreams

Leroy Quintana

Honored for : Paper Dance: 55 Latino Poets

E. L. Mayo

Honored for : Collected Poems E L Mayo

Ronald Phillip Tanaka

Honored for : The Shino Suite: Japanese-American Poetry

Nicholasa Mohr

Honored for : Felita

Robert Kelly

Honored for : Time of Voice

Bienvenido Santos

Honored for : Scent of apples


Honored for : Shameless Hussy

Miguel Algarín

Honored for : On call

Helen Adam

Honored for : Turn Again to Me, and Other Poems

Peter Blue Cloud

Honored for : Back Then Tomorrow

Susan Howe

Honored for : The Liberties

Toni Cade Bambara

Honored for : The Salt Eaters

Alan Chong Lau

Honored for : Songs for Jadina

Lionel Mitchell

Honored for : Traveling Light

Rose Drachler

Honored for : The Choice

Douglas Hofstadter

Honored for : Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid

Rudolfo Anaya

Honored for : Tortuga

Douglas Woolf

Honored for : Future Preconditional

Quincy Troupe

Honored for : Snake-Back Solos

Jayne Cortez

Honored for : Mouth on Paper

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge

Honored for : Random Possession

Edward Dorn

Honored for : Hello, La Jolla

Milton Murayama

Honored for : All I Asking for Is My Body

Leslie Marmon Silko

Honored for : Ceremony