Awards & Winners

Edward Ball

Date of Birth 1958
Place of Birth Savannah
(Georgia, United States of America, Chatham County, Area code 912)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Writer, Author
Edward Ball is an American writer, a university instructor and the author of five books of non-fiction, including Slaves in the Family and The Inventor and the Tycoon. The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures tells the story of the partnership, during the 1870s, between California railroad magnate Leland Stanford and solitary photographer Eadweard Muybridge, who killed a man, and then went on to invent motion pictures. Slaves in the Family is a book about the author's family, slaveowners in South Carolina for 170 years. It recounts the author's search for and meetings with African Americans whose ancestors his family once enslaved. The book won the National Book Award, became a New York Times bestseller, was featured on Oprah, and was translated into several languages. Ball's other books include a biography of a transsexual and scandal figure from the 1960s, Dawn Langley Simmons, and a history of a rich black family in the Jim Crow South, the Harlestons of South Carolina.

Awards by Edward Ball

Check all the awards nominated and won by Edward Ball.


Ambassador Book Award for American Studies
Honored for : Slaves in the Family


National Book Award for Nonfiction
Honored for : Slaves in the Family

Nominations 1998 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Book Award for Nonfiction Slaves in the Family