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American Book Awards 2008

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

The American Book Awards for 2008 were recently announced by The American Booksellers Association. Click here for more information.

The American Book Awards, established in 1978 by the Before Columbus Foundation, recognize outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community. The purpose of the awards is to recognize literary excellence without limitations or restrictions. There are no categories, no nominees, and therefore no losers.

2008 Awards:
How Does It Feel to Be a Problem Being Young and Arab in America by Moustafa Bayoumi
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon
Russians in Tlingit America: The Battles of Sitka, 1802 And 1804 by Nora Marks Dauenhauer, Richard Dauenhauer, and Lydia T. Black, and Anóoshi Lingít Aaní Ká
All That Lies Between Us by Maria Mazziotti Gillan
The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni: 1968-1998 by Nikki Giovanni
Prairie Style by C.S. Giscombe
Where I Must Go: A Novel by Angela Jackson
Each Month I Sing by L. Luis Lopez
Doing Nothing: A History of Loafers, Loungers, Slackers, and Bums in America by Tom Lutz
Steer Toward Rock by Fae Myenne Ng
The Ocean in the Closet by Yuko Taniguchi
Don’t Deny My Name: Words and Music and the Black Intellectual Tradition by Lorenzo Thomas, Aldon Lynn Nielsen, editor
Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid by Frank B. Wilderson III
Al’ America: Travels Through America’s Arab and Islamic Roots by Jonathan Curiel
Lifetime Achievement Award: J.J. Phillips, Author of Mojo Hand: An Orphic Tale