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This guide lists awards given by various organizations to books about diverse populations

The American Book Award
" . . . a book award that would, for the first time, respect and honor excellence in American literature without restriction or bias with regard to race, sex, creed, cultural origin, size of press or ad budget, or even genre. There would be no requirements, restrictions, limitations, or second places. There would be no categories (i.e., no “best” novel or only one “best” of anything). The winners would not selected by any set quota for diversity (nor would “mainstream white anglo male” authors be excluded), because diversity happens naturally. Finally, there would be no losers, only winners. The only criteria would be outstanding contribution to American literature in the opinion of the judges." For more information about the American Book Awards and their sponsoring organization, the Before Columbus American Book Award, click here.

2019
John Okada : the life and rediscovered work of the author of No-no boy, edited by Frank Abe, Greg Robinson, and Floyd Cheung
Useful phrases for immigrants : stories by May-lee Chai
The house of early sorrows :  a memoir in essays by Louise DeSalvo
New poets of Native nations, edited by Heid E. Erdrich
Teeth never sleep : poems by Ángel García
There there : a novel by Tommy Orange
Dancing in blackness : a memoir by Halifu Osumare
Unlikeness is us : fourteen from the Exeter Book by Christopher Patton
Memento Park : a novel by Mark Sarvas
The new Negro : the life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart
Carbon Ideologies : volume I : No immediate danger; volume II : No good alternative by William T. Vollmann
Ms. Marvel : vol. 9 : Teenage wasteland by G. Willow Wilson ; illustrated by Nico Leon

2018
The best we could do : an illustrated memoir by Thi Bui
God's will for monsters by Rachelle Cruz
The man-not : race, class, genre, and the dilemmas of black manhood by Tommy Curry
Heaven is all goodbyes by Tongo Eisen-Martin
Life of the land : articulations of a native writer by Dana Naone Hall
City of inmates : conquest, rebellion, and the rise of human caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965 by Kelly Lytle Hernández
The changeling : a novel by Victor Lavalle
Currents : poems by Bojan Louis
Tell me how it ends : an essay in forty questions by Valeria Luiselli
Altermundos : Latin@ speculative literature, film, and popular culture by Cathryn Josefina Merla-Watson and B. V. Olguín
The dawn of Detroit : a chronicle of slavery and freedom in the City of the Straits by Tiya Miles
Nature poem by Tommy Pico
Patriarchy blues by Rena Priest
Shadowboxing : poems & impersonations by Joseph Rios
Beasts of burden : animal and disability liberation by Sunaura Taylor

2017
Adnan's story : the search for truth and justice after Serial by Rabia Chaudry
Invisible men : a contemporary slave narrative in the era of mass incarceration by Flores A. Forbes
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Passings by Holly Hughes
Him, me, Muhammad Ali by Randa Jarrar
The book of Harlan by Bernice L. McFadden
Sounding thunder : the stories of Francis Pegahmagabow by Brian D. McInnes
Blood at the root : a racial cleansing in America by Patrick Phillips
Race and the totalitarian century: geopolitics in the black literary imagination by Vaughn Rasberry
Year of the rat by Marc Anthony Richardson
Green Island by Shawna Yang Ryan
See you in the streets : art, action, and remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire by Ruth Sergel
Look : poems by Solmaz Sharif
Memory foam by Adam Soldofsky
The Mexican flyboy by Alfredo Véa
Seeing the light : four decades in Chinatown by Dean Wong

2016
Tributaries by Laura Da'
A curious land : stories from home by Susan Muaddi Darraj
We too sing America : South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh immigrants shape our multiracial future by Deepa Iyer
Loving Day : a novel by Mat Johnson
Counternarratives : stories and novellas by John Keene
F.B. eyes : how J. Edgar Hoover's ghostreaders framed African American literature by William J. Maxwell
Trace : memory, history, race, and the American landscape by Lauret Savoy
The American slave coast : a history of the slave-breeding industry by Ned Sublette and Constance Sublette
Return to Arroyo Grande by Jesús Salvador Treviño
Tomorrow's battlefield : US proxy wars and secret ops in Africa by Nick Turse
Manifestation wolverine : the collected poetry of Ray Young Bear by Ray Young Bear

2015
Rebel music : race, empire, and the new Muslim youth culture by Hisham Aidi
Her beckoning hands : poems by Arlene Biala
Forbidden City, USA : Chinese American nightclubs, 1936-1970 by Arthur Dong
An indigenous people's history of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
The Black Man of Happiness by Peter J. Harris
A brief history of seven killings : a novel by Marlon James
Transformation of the African American intelligentsia, 1880–2012 by Martin Kilson
This changes everything : capitalism vs. the climate by Naomi Klein
The Moor's account : a novel by Laila Lalami
Los Duros by Manuel Luis Martinez
from unincorporated territory [guma’] by Craig Santos Perez
The universal tone : bringing my story to light by Carlos Santana, with Ashley Kahn and Hal Miller
Southside Buddhist : essays by Ira Sukrungruang
The people's platform : taking back power and culture in the digital age by Astra Taylor
Lifetime Achievement: Anne Waldman

2014
Breach of trust : how Americans failed their soldiers and their country by Andrew Bacevich
Black against empire : the history and politics of the Black Panther Party by Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin
Vital signs by Juan Delgado (poetry) and Thomas McGovern (photography)
The five acts of Diego León : a novel by Alex Espinoza
Jim Crow wisdom : memory and identity in Black America since 1940 by Jonathan Scott Holloway
Hyperboreal by Joan Naviyuk Kane
See now then by Jamaica Kincaid
Boyishly by Tanya Olson
Home/Bass by Sterling D. Plumpp
Searching for Zion by Emily Raboteau
Eye of witness : a Jerome Rothenberg reader by Jerome Rothenberg with Heriberto Yepez
Kill anything that moves : the real American war in Vietnam by Nick Turse
Wash by Margaret Wrinkle
Water chasing water by Koon Woon

2013
Blood songs : poems by Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore
The block captain's daughter by Demetria Martinez
The orchardist by Amanda Coplin
When my brother was an Aztec by Natalie Diaz
The round house by Louise Erdrich
Black patriots and loyalists : fighting for emancipation in the war for independence by Alan Gilbert
Subversives : the FBI's war on student radicals, and Reagan's rise to power by Seth Rosenfeld
A simple revolution : the making of an activist poet by Judy Grahn
Corpse whale by D. G. Nanouk Okpik
Singing in magnetic hoofbeat : [essays, prose texts, interviews and a lecture, 1991-2007] by Will Alexander
Cherokee stories of the Turtle Island liars' club by Christopher B. Teuton
San Francisco Chinatown : a guide to its history and architecture by Philip P. Choy
Ring of bone; collected poems, 1950-1971 by Lew Welch
Crazy brave : a memoir by Joy Harjo
Lifetime Achievement Award: Ivan Argüelles, Greil Marcus, Floyd Salas

2012
Day of honey : a memoir of food, love, and war by Annia Ciezadlo
What have you done to our ears to make us hear echoes? by Arlene Kim
Whorled : poems by Ed Bok Lee
Super black : American pop culture and Black superheroes by Adilifu Nama
Slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor by Rob Nixon
American masculine : stories by Shann Ray
Qaluyaarmiuni Nunamtenek Qanemciput : our Nelson Island stories, translated by Alice Rearden ; Ann Fienup-Riordan, editor
Who's afraid of post-blackness? what it means to be Black now by Touré
The submission by Amy Waldman
The translator's sister by Mary Winegarden
Ardency : a chronicle of the Amistad rebels by Kevin Young
Lifetime Achievement Award : Eugene B. Redmond

2011
John Oliver Killens : a life of Black literary activism by Keith Gilyard
Journey into America : the challenge of Islam by Akbar Ahmed
Suck on the marrow by Camille Dungy
I Hotel by Karen Tei Yamashita
African American writers and classical tradition by William W. Cook & James Tatum
Shrouds of White Earth by Gerald Vizenor
Extra Indians by Eric Gansworth
The death of Stalin : selected early poems, 1978-1989 by Ivan Argüelles
The complete plays of Jean Racine : the fratricides by Geoffrey Alan Argent
You have given me a country by Neela Vaswani
Insides she swallowed by Sasha Pimentel Chacón
The Afro-Latin@ reader : history of culture in the United States by Miriam Jimenez Roman & Juan Flores
Bring down the little birds : on mothering, art, work, and everything else by Carmen Gimenez Smith

2010
Digging : the Afro-American soul of American classical music by Amiri Baraka
Flood song by Sherwin Bitsui
A new language, a new world: Italian immigrants in the United States, 1890-1945 by Nancy Carnevale
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
World ball notebook by Sesshu Foster
Live from Fresno y Los : stories by Stephen D. Gutierrez
The big machine : a novel by Victor Lavalle
This is what they say : a story cycle dictated in northern Alberta in 1928 by François Mandeville ; translated from the Chipewyan by Ron Scollon
Short girls : a novel by Bich Minh Nguyen
Black, brown & beige : Surrealist writings from Africa and the diaspora, edited by Franklin Rosemont and Robin D.G. Kelley
Poems for the millennium : the University of California book of modern & postmodern poetry : volume three: The University of California book of Romantic & Postromantic poetry, edited by Jerome Rothenberg and Jeffrey C. Robinson
Pacific raven : Hawai`i poems by Kathryn Waddell Takara
Crazy love : new poems by Pamela Uschuk
Lifetime Achievement: Quincy Troupe and Katha Politt

2009
Betrayal : how black intellectuals have abandoned the ideals of the civil rights era by Houston A. Baker, Jr.
Ask for a convertible : stories by Danit Brown
Please by Jericho Brown
The last supper of Chicano heroes : selected works of José Antonio Burciaga, edited by Mimi R. Gladstein and Daniel Chacón
Uncertain peril : genetic engineering and the future of seeds by Claire Hope Cummings
If I die in Juarez by Stella Pope Duarte
All of it singing : new and selected poems by Linda Gregg
Breaking poems by Suheir Hammad
The age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science by Richard Holmes
A power stronger than itself : The AACM and American experimental music by George E. Lewis
Ghosts of El Grullo by Patricia Santana
My vocabulary did this to me : the collected poetry of Jack Spicer, edited by Peter Gizzi and Kevin Killian
Lifetime Achievement Award: Miguel Algarin

2008
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 people in America 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 : a novel 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

2007
How the Irish invented slang : the secret language of the crossroads by Daniel Cassidy
Come Hell or high water : Hurricane Katrina and the color of disaster by Michael Eric Dyson
Butterfly boy : memories of a Chicano mariposa by Rigoberto Gonzalez
Across a hundred mountains by Reyna Grande
Blonde Indian : an Alaska Native memoir by Ernestine Hayes
The earth knows my name : food, culture, and sustainability in the gardens of ethnic Americans by Patricia Klindienst
Jimbo's inferno by Gary Panter
Beyond literary Chinatown by Jeffrey F. L. Partridge
Wisdom of the body by Judith Roche
The space between by Kali Vanbaale

2006
The testing of Luther Albright : a novel by MacKenzie Bezos
Shoot the buffalo by Matt Briggs
The white tortilla : reflections of a second-generation Mexican-American by David Diaz
The Columbia guide to contemporary African American fiction by Darryl Dickson-Carr
Feeling Italian : the art of ethnicity in America by Thomas J. Ferraro
Skin tax by Tim Z. Hernandez
Audiotopia : music, race, and America by Josh Kun
Nate by P. Lewis
Gumboot determination : the story of the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium by Peter Metcalfe
The toughest gang in town : police stories from old San Francisco by Kevin J. Mullen
A broken flute : the Native experience in books for children, edited by Doris Seale and Beverly Slapin
Somewhere else : poems by Matthew Shenoda
Scalding heart by Carlton T. Spiller

The American Book Award
" . . . a book award that would, for the first time, respect and honor excellence in American literature without restriction or bias with regard to race, sex, creed, cultural origin, size of press or ad budget, or even genre. There would be no requirements, restrictions, limitations, or second places. There would be no categories (i.e., no “best” novel or only one “best” of anything). The winners would not selected by any set quota for diversity (nor would “mainstream white anglo male” authors be excluded), because diversity happens naturally. Finally, there would be no losers, only winners. The only criteria would be outstanding contribution to American literature in the opinion of the judges." For more information about the American Book Awards and their sponsoring organization, the Before Columbus Foundation, click here.

2005
The contemporary African American novel : its folk roots and modern literary branches by Bernard W. Bell
Rise up singing : Black women writers on motherhood by Cecelie Berry
Can't stop, won't stop : a history of the hip-hop generation by Jeff Chang
Redemption by Julie Chibbaro
Against all enemies : inside America's war on terror by Richard A. Clarke
The red cedar of Afognak : a driftwood journey by Alisha S. Drabek and Karen R. Adams
The horse in the kitchen : stories of a Mexican-American family by Ralph M. Flores
Swimming in the American : a memoir and selected writings by Hiroshi Kashiwagi
Crimes against nature : how George W. Bush and his corporate pals are plundering the country and hijacking our democracy by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Country of origin : a novel by Don Lee
Long movie of shadows by Lamont B. Steptoe
No lonesome road : selected prose and poems by Don West

2004
Crescent by Diana Abu-Jaber
Enemy aliens : double standards and constitutional freedoms in the war on terrorism by David Cole
Shifting : the double lives of Black women in America by Charisse Jones and Kumea Shorter-Gooden, Ph.D.
Breaking away by Kristin Lattany
Multicultural American literature : comparative Black, Native, Latino/a, and Asian American fictions by A. Robert Lee
What I stole by Diane Sher Lutovich
All over creation by Ruth Ozeki
Prayer to spider woman [Rezo a la mujer araña] by Renato Rosaldo
Freedom is, freedom ain't : jazz and the making of the Sixties by Scott Saul
And all the saints by Michael Walsh

2003
Paradise Alley : a novel by Kevin Baker
Perma Red by Debra Magpie Earling
Secrets : a memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers by Daniel Ellsberg
Under the fifth sun : Latino literature from California, edited by Rick Heide
Akuzilleput Igaqullghet, our words put to paper sourcebook in St. Lawrence Island Yupik Heritage and History, Igor Krupnik, Willis Walunga, and Vera Metcalf, editors; compiled by Igor Krupnik and Lars Krutak
This war called love : nine stories by Alejandro Murguía
The full Rudy : the man, the myth, the mania by Jack Newfield
Italian stories by Joseph Papaleo
What is this thing called jazz? : African American musicians as artists, critics, and activists by Eric Porter
Douglass’ women by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Riding the bus with my sister : a true life journey by Rachel Simon
Raising ourselves : a Gwich'in coming of age story from the Yukon River by Velma Wallis
Editor Award: Max Rodriguez, QBR : The Black Book Review (www.qbr.com)

2002
The sound of dreams remembered : poems 1990-2000 by Al Young
Reading the funnies : essays on comic strips by Donald Phelps
Is there no other way? : the search for a nonviolent future by Michael N. Nagler
Lipstick and other stories by Alex Kuo
Shell Shaker by Lee Ann Howe
Interrogations at noon : poems by Dana Gioia
Homeless at Home by Gloria Frym
The living blood by Tananarive Due
Fire in Beulah by Rilla Askew
Body toxic : an environmental memoir by Susanne Antonetta
Colcha by Aaron A. Abeyta
Children's Literature:  Angels in the Vineyards by Jessel Miller

2001
Listening to our grandmothers' stories : the Bloomfield Academy for Chickasaw Females, 1852-1949 by Amanda J. Cobb
Scapegoat : the Jews, Israel, and women's liberation by Andrea Dworkin
When living was a labor camp by Diana García
Kissing the bread : new and selected poems, 1969-1999 by Sandra M. Gilbert
Blowback : the costs and consequences of American empire by Chalmers Johnson
Phoenix eyes and other stories by Russell Charles Leong
The island of lost luggage by Janet McAdams
Bruised hibiscus : a novel by Elizabeth Nunez
Killing time with strangers by W. S. Penn
Packinghouse daughter : a memoir by Cheri Register
Jimmy Corrigan : the smartest kid on Earth by Chris Ware
Seasons of mangoes and brainfire by Carolyne Wright

2000
From the belly of my beauty : poems by Esther G. Belin
Sing when the spirit says sing : selected & new poems 1960-1990 by Jon Eckels
Amok : essays from an Asian American perspective by Emil Guillermo
Barefoot heart : stories of a migrant child by Elva Treviño Hart
It's not nostalgia : poetry and prose by Michael Lally
All souls : a family story from Southie by Michael Patrick MacDonald
The Iceworker sings and other poems by Andrés Montoya
Mothers who think : tales of real-life parenthood, edited by Kate Moses and Camille Peri
Ecology of a cracker childhood by Janisse Ray
Italian American : the racializing of an ethnic identity by David A. J. Richards
Spoken soul : the story of Black English by John Russell Rickford and Russell John Rickford
Why she left us by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto
The trickster shift : humor and irony in contemporary native art by Allan J. Ryan
Year in Nam : a Native American soldier's story by Leroy TeCube
Front row at the White House : my life and times by Helen Thomas
Exotica by David Toop
Heads by Harry (as part of trilogy with Wild meat and the bully burgers and Blu's Hanging) by Lois-Ann Yamanaka

1999
The farming of bones : a novel by Edwidge Danticat
Right here, right now by Trey Ellis
The floating borderlands : twenty-five years of U.S. Hispanic literature edited by Lauro Flores
What book!? :  Buddha poems from Beat to Hiphop by Gary Gach
Hip hop America by Nelson George
The last paradise by James D. Houston
Ghost dancing by Anna Linzer
Transforming the culture of schools : Yup'ik Eskimo examples by Jerry Lipka, with Gerald V. Mohatt and the Ciulistet Group
Charming Billy by Alice McDermott
The Freshour cylinders by Speer Morgan
The men of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor
Salvation and other disasters : short stories by Josip Novakovich
First fish, first people : salmon tales of the North Pacific Rim edited by Judith Roche and Meg McHutchison

Sometimes the soul by Gioia Timpanelli
Survivor's medicine : short stories by E. Donald Two-Rivers
Nobody's son : notes from an American life by Luis Alberto Urrea
Just my soul responding : rhythm and blues, Black consciousness, and race relations by Brian Ward
Children' s Book Award: Home to Medicine Mountain, Chiori Santiago (writer) and Judith Lowry (illustrator)

1998
On native ground : memoirs and impressions by Jim Barnes
Bitter grounds by Sandra Benitez
Dog road woman by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke
Blues legacies and Black feminism : Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday by Angela Y. Davis
Underworld by Don DeLillo
The birth of bebop : a social and musical history by Scott DeVeaux
Comfort woman by Nora Okja Keller
The undertaking : life studies from the dismal trade by Thomas Lynch
All saints by Brenda Marie Osbey
Love like gumbo by Nancy Rawles
Safari west by John A. Williams

1997
Et Tu...Raza by Alurista
The post-rapture diner by Dorothy Barresi
Black intellectuals : race and responsibility in American life by William M. Banks
Gospel choirs : psalms of survival for an alien land called home by Derrick Bell
Maker of saints : a novel by Thulani Davis
Derby Dugan's depression funnies by Tom De Haven
Imagine the angels of bread : poems by Martin Espada
Dreams of the centaur : a novel by Monserrat Fontes
The new world border : prophecies, poems, and loqueras for the end of the century by Guillermo Gomez-Pena
Race traitor edited by Noel Ignatiev and John Garvey
Women of the Beat generation : the writers, artists, and muses at the heart of revolution by Brenda Knight
Among the white moon faces : an Asian-American memoir of the homelands by Shirley Geok-lin Lim
Contours of the heart : South Asians map North America by Sunaina Maira and Rajini Srikanth
Nightland : a novel by Louis Owens

1996
Reservation blues by Sherman Alexie
The physician of London : the second part of the seventeenth-century trilogy of Nicholas Cooke by Stephanie Cowell
Arranged marriage : stories by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Longing by Maria Espinosa
The tunnel by William Gass
The unbearable heart by Kimiko Hahn
Girl hurt by E. J. Miller Laino
Native speaker by Chang-rae Lee
Lies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrong by James W. Loewen
One by one from the inside out : essays and reviews on race and responsibility in America by Glenn C. Loury
A woman in amber : healing the trauma of war and exile by Agate Nesaule
Palestine : in the Gaza Strip by Joe Sacco
Sounding off! : music as subversion/resistance/revolution edited by Ron Sakolsky and Fred Wei-han Ho
Archipelago by Arthur Sze
Astoria : a novel by Robert Viscusi

1995
Life sentences : writers, artists, and AIDS edited and with an introduction by Thomas Avena
Brotherman : the odyssey of black men in America edited by Herb Boyd and Robert Allen
Face of an angel by Denise Chávez
Speak now against the day : the generation before the civil rights movement in the South by John Egerton
The light people : a novel by Gordon Henry, Jr.
The winged seed : a remembrance by Li-Young Lee
I am becoming the woman I've wanted by Sandra Haldeman Martz
Green fires : assault on Eden : a novel of the Ecuadorian rainforest by Marnie Mueller
Banished children of Eve by Peter Quinn
Rocking the babies by Linda Raymond
Spidertown: a novel by Abraham Rodriguez, Jr.
Black noise : rap music and black culture in contemporary America by Tricia Rose
Rebellion from the roots : Indian uprising in Chiapas by John Ross
Crossing Ocean Parkway : readings by an Italian American daughter by Marianna De Marco Torgovnick

1994
Aloud : voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe edited by Miguel Algarín and Bob Holman
Flood! a novel in pictures by Eric Drooker
The black Atlantic : modernity and double consciousness by Paul Gilroy
Daughters of feminists by Rose Glickman
Bloodlines : odyssey of a native daughter by Janet Campbell Hale
Legends from camp : poems by Lawson Inada
In search of Bernabé by Graciela Limón
Economic empowerment through the Church by Gregory J. Reed
Benedetta in Guysterland by Giose Rimanelli
A different mirror : a history of multicultural America by Ronald Takaki
Scenes from the movie Giant by Tino Villanueva
Wood-Hoopoe Willie by Virginia Kroll, illustrated by Katherine Roundtree
Volunteer slavery : my authentic Negro experience by Jill Nelson

1993
Snake poems : an Aztec invocation by Francisco X. Alarcón
The rascal king : the life and times of James Michael Curley by Jack Beatty
Paris connections : African-American artists in Paris by Asake Bomani and Belvie Rooks
Elevating the game : black men and basketball by Nelson George
The unquiet earth : a novel by Denise Giardina
Claiming breath by Diane Glancy
Beyond the culture wars : how teaching the conflicts can revitalize American education by Gerald Graff
We gave away a fortune : stories of people who have devoted themselves and their wealth to peace, justice and the environment by Christopher Mogil and Anne Slepian, with Peter Woodrow
Neets'aii Gwiindaii : living in the Chandalar country by Katherine Peter
The history of home by Leroy Quintana
The eye in the ceiling : selected poems by Eugene Redmond
Twice blessed by Ninotchka Rosca
Beyond eurocentrism and multiculturalism by Cornel West

The American Book Award
" . . . a book award that would, for the first time, respect and honor excellence in American literature without restriction or bias with regard to race, sex, creed, cultural origin, size of press or ad budget, or even genre. There would be no requirements, restrictions, limitations, or second places. There would be no categories (i.e., no “best” novel or only one “best” of anything). The winners would not selected by any set quota for diversity (nor would “mainstream white anglo male” authors be excluded), because diversity happens naturally. Finally, there would be no losers, only winners. The only criteria would be outstanding contribution to American literature in the opinion of the judges."For more information about the American Book Awards and their sponsoring organization, the Before Columbus Foundation, click here.

1992
Jessie and Jesus by Raymond Andrews
Cousin Claire by Raymond Andrews
Cebu by Peter Bacho
Black thunder : an anthology of contemporary African-American drama edited by William B. Branch
Madam C. J. Walker : entrepreneur by A'Lelia Perry Bundles
Undocumented love by José Antonio Burciaga
Belonging to the universe : explorations on the frontiers of science and spirituality by Fritjof Capra and David Steindl-Rast with Thomas Capra
Hansberry's drama : commitment amid complexity by Steven Carter
In the realm of a dying emperor by Norma Field
The unknown internment : an oral history of the relocation of Italian Americans during World War II by Stephen Fox
Simians, cyborgs and women : the reinvention of nature by Donna J. Haraway
A Dena'ina legacy, K'tl'egh'i Sukdu : the collected writings of Peter Kalifornsky, edited by James Kari and Alan Boraas
The last fine time by Verlyn Klinkenborg
Calendar of dust by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Beyond deserving by Sandra Scofield
Maus: A Survivor's Tale. I: My Father Bleeds History; II: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman
To the American Indian : reminiscences of a Yurok woman by Lucy Thompson (Che-ne-wah Weitch-ah-wah)
The journey : Japanese Americans, racism and renewal  Painting and text by Sheila Hamanaka ; book design by Steve Frederick
Voices of the self : a study of language by Keith Gilyard

1991
Homesick : new & selected stories by Lucia Berlin
Terra firma : poems by Thomas Centolella
Lakota woman by Mary Crow Dog with Richard Erdoes
Haa tuwunaagu yis, for healing our spirit : Tlingit oratory, edited by Nora Marks Dauenhauer and Richard Dauenhauer
Dogeaters by Jessica Hagedorn
In mad love and war by Joy Harjo
Yearning : race, gender and cultural politics by bell hooks
Looking for home : women writing about exile, edited by Deborah Keenan and Roseann Lloyd
Harvest song : collected essays and stories by Meridel Le Sueur
Heroism in the new Black poetry : introductions & interviews by D.H. Melhem
Overtime : punchin' out with the Mill Hunk Herald by The Mill Hunk Herald
The art and imagination of Langston Hughes by R. Baxter Miller
Southern front by Alejandro Murguia
Soldados : Chicanos in Vietnam, edited by Charley Trujillo
Through the arc of the rain forest : a novel by Karen Tei Tamashita
Philadelphia fire : a novel by John Edgar Wideman

Black robes, white justice by Bruce Wright

1990
Spider Woman's granddaughters : traditional tales and contemporary writing by Native American women edited and with an introduction by Paula Gunn Allen
Black Athena : the Afroasiatic roots of classical civilization (2 vols.) by Martin Bernal
Invocation L.A. : urban multicultural poetry by Michelle T. Clinton, Sesshu Foster, and Naomi Quinonez
Miles, the autobiography by Miles Davis with Quincy Troupe
Hearts of sorrow : Vietnamese-American lives by James M. Freeman
Women on war : essential voices for the nuclear age edited by Daniela Gioseffi
Vivar a Hostos by Jose Emilio Gonzalez
Italian days by Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
Symbolic immortality : the Tlingit potlatch of the nineteenth century by Sergei Kan
People who led to my plays by Adrienne Kennedy
The forbidden stitch : an Asian American women's anthology, edited by Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Mayumi Tsutakawa, and Margarita Donnelly
Mulberry and Peach : two women of China by Hualing Nieh
Every goodbye ain't gone : family portraits and personal escapades by Itabari Njeri
The light at the end of the bog by John Norton
Romans and Blacks by Lloyd A. Thompson
The Harlem Fox : J. Raymond Jones and Tammany, 1920-1970 by John C. Walter
Hand into stone by Elizabeth Woody

1989
Eva Luna by Isabel Allende, translated by Margaret Sayers Peden
Chinaman Pacific and Frisco R.R. Co. : short stories by Frank Chin
Homemade love by J. California Cooper
Columbia literary history of the United States, edited by Emory Elliott
The exiles of Erin : 19th century Irish American fiction by Charles Fanning
Memory of fire by Eduardo Galeano, translated by Cedric Belfrage
The signifying monkey : a theory of Afro-American literary criticism by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
The right thing to do by Josephine Gattuso Hendin
Repairing America by William Hohri
Wode Shuofa (My Way of Speaking) by Carolyn Lau (Carolyn Lei-lanilau)
A burst of light by Audre Lorde
Way by Leslie Scalapino
Stone's throw by Jennifer Stone
Floating the river in melancholy by Shuntaro Tanikawa, translated by William I. Eliot and Kazuo Kawamura (bilingual edition)
From the pyramids to the projects : poems of genocide and resistance by Askia Muhammed Toure
The ultraviolet sky by Alma Luz Villanueva

1988
Martín & Meditations on the South Valley by Jimmy Santiago Baca
The long shadow of Little Rock, a memoir by Daisy Bates
Russia and the Negro : blacks in Russian history and thought by Allison Blakely
The reckoning by David Halberstam
Songs of Gold Mountain by Marlon Horn
The boys of Bensonhurst : stories by Salvatore La Puma
Expounding the doubtful points by Wing Tek Lum
Beloved : a novel by Toni Morrison
The collected poems of Charles Olson : excluding the Maximus poems by Charles Olson, edited by George Butterick
Thirsting for peace in a raging century : selected poems, 1961-1985 by Edward Sanders
Tight spaces by Kesho Scott, Cherry Muhanji & Egyirba High
Down and in : life in the underground by Ronald Sukenick
Griever, an American monkey king in China by Gerald Vizenor
The singing creek where the willows grow by Opal Whiteley, presented by Benjamin Hoff

1987
Sin : poems by Ai
Liberazione della Dona : feminism in Italy by Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum
Confessions of Madame Psyche : memoirs and letters of Mei-li Murrow : a novel by Dorothy Bryant
The Mixquiahuala letters by Ana Castillo
Ready from within : Septima Clark and the civil rights movement, edited with an introduction by Cynthia Stokes Brown
Celebrating Bird : the triumph of Charlie Parker by Gary Giddins
Face games by Juan Felipe Herrera
The essential Etheridge Knight by Etheridge Knight
Practicing angels, a contemporary anthology of San Francisco Bay area poetry, edited by Michael Mayo
Portrait of a little boy in darkness by Daniel McGuire
Mama by Terry McMillan
American splendor : the life and times of Harvey Pekar : stories by Harvey Pekar
Selected poems, 1958-1984 by John Wieners
Fools crow by James Welch
Circumnavigations by Cyn Zarco

1986
Time's now by Miguel Algarin
The Dream book : an anthology of writings by Italian-American women, edited by Helen Barolini
A daughter of the nobility by Natasha Borovsky
Smiles on Washington Square : a love story of sorts by Raymond Federman
Seeing through the sun by Linda Hogan
My Emily Dickinson by Susan Howe
I hear you knockin' by Jeff Hannusch (a.k.a. Almost Slim)
This bridge called my back : writings by radical women of color, edited by Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua (1st ed (1981) here; 2nd ed (1983) here)
Yokohama, California by Toshio Mori
The sun is not merciful : short stories by Anna Lee Walters
Irish musicians/American friends by Terence Winch

1985
The house on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
Ground work : before the war by Robert Duncan
Love medicine : a novel by Louise Erdich (new and expanded version)
Justice at war by Peter Irons
Solo in the box car, third floor E by Angela Jackson
Say Ray by Ron Jones
Queen of the Ebony Isles by Colleen J. McElroy
Poets behind barbed wire, edited and translated by Jiro Nakano and Kay Nakano
Round Valley Songs by William Oandasan
AE by Maureen Owen
Homegirls & handgrenades by Sonia Sanchez
At seventy : a journal by May Sarton
Living up the street : narrative recollections by Gary Soto
Genthe's Photographs of San Francisco's old Chinatown, photographs by Arnold Genthe ; selection & text by John Kuo Wei Tchen

1984
Confirmation, an anthology of African American women by Amiri Baraka and Amina Baraka
The heat bird by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
Days without weather by Cecil Brown
Breaking silence : an anthology of contemporary Asian American poets by Joseph Bruchac
A Puerto Rican in New York and other sketches by Jesus Colon
O Albany by William Kennedy
The Mama poems by Maurice Kenny
Naked in Deccan : a novel by Vankatesh Kulkarni
Praisesong for the widow by Paule Marshall
Pie-biter, illustrated by Ruthanne Lum McCunn and You-shan Tang, translated by Ellen Lai-shan Yeung
Echoes inside the labyrinth by Thomas McGrath
Citizen 13660 by Miné Okubo
The captive soul of the Messiah : new tales about Reb Nachman by Howard Schwartz
Axe handles : poems by Gary Snyder

1983
Not by the sword by Nash Candelaria
Black women novelists : the development of a tradition, 1892-1976 by Barbara Christian
Queen of Wands by Judy Grahn
Lost highway by Peter Guralnick
Petfood & tropical apparitions by Jessica Hagedorn
Californians by James D. Houston
Obasan by Joy Kogawa
Chinese folk poetry by Cecilia Liang
An Duanaire = An Irish anthology : 1600-1900, poems of the dispossessed, presented by Seán O Tuama ; with translations into English verse by Thomas Kinsella
The legend of food mountain, adapted by Harriet Rohmer ; illustrated by Graciela Carrillo
!Click song by John A. Williams
Thirty an' seen a lot by Evangelina Vigil-Piñón

1982
The book of Jamaica by Russell Banks
Emplumada by Lorna Dee Cervantes
The chickencoop Chinaman ; and, The year of the dragon : two plays by Frank Chin
Enclave by Tato Laviera
Collected poems by E.L. Mayo
Songs for the Harvester of Dreams by Duane Niatum
This Passover or next I will never be in Jerusalem by Hilton Obenzinger
Sangre by Leroy Quintana
Pre-faces & other writings by Jerome Rothenberg
The Shino suite : opus 2 by Ronald Tanaka
Marked by fire by Joyce Carol Thomas
Bodies & Soul by Al Young
Island : poetry and history of Chinese immigrants on Angel Island, 1910-1940, edited by Him Mark Lai, Genny Lim, and Judy Yung

1981
Turn again to me & other poems by Helen Adams
On call by Miguel Algarín
The shameless hussy by alta
The salt eaters by Toni Cade Bambara
Back then tomorrow by Peter Blue Cloud
The choice by Rose Drachler
The liberties by Susan Howe
In time by Robert Kelly
Songs for Jadina : poems by Alan Lau
Traveling light by Lionel Mitchell
Felita by Nicholas Mohr
Scent of apples : a collection of stories by Bienvenido N. Santos

1980
Tortuga by Rudolfo Anaya
Random possession by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
Mouth on paper by Jayne Cortez
Hello, La Jolla by Ed Dorn
All I asking for is my body by Milton Murayama
Ceremony by Leslie Silko
Snake-Back Solos by Quincy Troupe
Future preconditional by Douglas Woolf

The Dorothy Rosenberg Prize for the history of the Jewish diaspora
This prize recognizes the most distinguished work of scholarship on the history of the Jewish diaspora published in English during the previous calendar year. For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2019  Rooted cosmopolitans : Jews and human rights in the twentieth century by James Loeffler
2018  The Jewish revolution in Belorussia : economy, race, and Bolshevik power by Andrew Sloin
2017  Kosher USA : how Coke became kosher and other tales of modern food by Roger Horowitz
2016  The consuming temple: Jews, department stores, and the consumer revolution in Germany, 1880-1940 by Paul Lerner
2015  After they closed the gates : Jewish illegal immigration to the United States, 1921-65 by Libby Garland

The Joan Kelly Memorial Prize in Women's History
This prize is awarded annually for the book in women's history and/or feminist theory that best reflects the high intellectual and scholarly ideals exemplified by the life and work of Joan Kelly (1928-1982). For more information about the American Historical Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2019  Intimate communities : wartime healthcare and the birth of modern China, 1937-1945 by Nicole E. Barnes
2018  Bound in wedlock : slave and free Black marriage in the nineteenth century by Tera W. Hunter
2017  No mercy here : gender, punishment, and the making of Jim Crow modernity by Sarah Haley
2016  The devil's chain : prostitution and social control in partitioned Poland by Keely Stauter-Halsted
2015  The sexuality of history : modernity and the Sapphic, 1565–1830 by Susan S. Lanser
2014  Professing selves : transsexuality and same-sex desire in contemporary Iran by Afsaneh Najmabadi
2013  Republic of women : rethinking the republic of letters in the seventeenth century by Carol Pal
2012  The gender of memory : rural women and China's collective past by Gail Brook Hershatter and Ruth Mazo Karras
2011  Dangerous pregnancies : mothers, disabilities, and abortion in modern America by Leslie J. Reagan
2010  Revolutionary conceptions : women, fertility, and family limitation in America, 1760–1820 by Susan E. Klepp
2009  What comes naturally : miscegenation law and the making of race in America by Peggy Pascoe
2008  The making of Our bodies, ourselves : how feminism travels across borders by Kathy Davis
2007  Specters of Mother India : the global restructuring of an empire by Mrinalini Sinha
2006  Cinderella's sisters : a revisionist history of footbinding by Dorothy Ko
2005  Women with mustaches and men without beards : gender and sexual anxieties of Iranian modernity by Afsaneh Najmabadi
2004  Common bodies : women, touch and power in seventeenth-century England by Laura Gowing
2003  Ella Baker and the Black freedom movement : a radical democratic vision by Barbara Ransby
2002  In pursuit of equity : women, men, and the quest for economic citizenship in twentieth-century America by Alice Kessler-Harris
2001  Tender violence : domestic visions in an age of U.S. imperialism by Laura Wexler
2000  Colonial citizens : republican rights, paternal privilege, and gender in French Syria and Lebanon by Elizabeth Thompson
1999  No constitutional right to be ladies : women and the obligations of citizenship by Linda K. Kerber
1998  Harriot Stanton Blatch and the winning of woman suffrage by Ellen Carol DuBois
1997  Dangerous pleasures : prostitution and modernity in twentieth-century Shanghai by Gail Hershatter
1996  Cultivating women, cultivating science : Flora's daughters and botany in England, 1760 to 1860 by Ann B. Shteir
1995  To paint her life : Charlotte Salomon in the Nazi era by Mary Lowenthal Felstiner
1994  Civilization without sexes : reconstructing gender in postwar France, 1917–1927 by Mary Louise Roberts
1993  Righteous discontent : the women's movement in the Black Baptist Church, 1880–1920 by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
1992  How fascism ruled women : Italy, 1922–1945 by Victoria de Grazia
1991  Daughters of the shtetl : life and labor in the immigrant generation by Susan Glenn
1990  A midwife's tale : the life of Martha Ballard, based on her diary, 1785–1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
1989  Gender and the politics of history by Joan Wallach Scott (Rev. ed. here); Men, women, and work : class, gender, and protest in the New England Shoe Industry, 1780–1910 by Mary H. Blewett
1988  Heroes of their own lives : the politics and history of family violence : Boston, 1880–1960 by Linda Gordon
1987  Gender at work : the dynamics of job segregation by sex during World War II by Ruth Milkman
1986  The creation of patriarchy by Gerda Lerner
1985  French feminism in the nineteenth century by Claire G. Moses (e-book here)
1984  Abortion and woman's choice : the state, sexuality, and reproductive freedom by Rosalind Petchesky (Rev. ed., 1990, here)

Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards
The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards recognize books that have made important contributions to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures. For over 80 years, the distinguished books earning Anisfield-Wolf prizes have opened and challenged our minds.

Cleveland poet and philanthropist Edith Anisfield Wolf established the book prizes in 1935, in honor of her father, John Anisfield, and husband, Eugene Wolf, to reflect her family’s passion for issues of social justice. Today it remains the only American book prize focusing on works that address racism and diversity. Past winners have presented the extraordinary art and culture of peoples around the world, explored human-rights violations, exposed the effects of racism on children, reflected on growing up biracial, and illuminated the dignity of people as they search for justice. For more information about the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, click here.

2020  Lifetime Achievement Award: Eric Foner; Poetry: Deaf republic : poems by Ilya Kaminsky; Nonfiction: Gods of the upper air : how a circle of renegade anthropologists reinvented race, sex, and gender in the twentieth century by Charles King
2019  Lifetime Achievement Award: Sonia Sanchez; Nonfiction: The war before the war : fugitive slaves and the struggle for America's soul from the Revolution to the Civil War by Andrew Delbanco; Fiction: There there by Tommy Orange; Poetry: Wade in the water by Tracy K. Smith
2018  Lifetime Achievement Award: N. Scott Momaday; Poetry: In the language of my captor by Shane McCrae; Fiction: Sing, unburied, sing by Jesmyn Ward; Nonfiction: Bunk : the rise of hoaxes, humbug, plagiarists, phonies, post-facts, and fake news by Kevin Young
2017  Lifetime Achievement Award: Isabel Allende; Nonfiction: Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race by Margot Lee Shetterly; Fiction: The association of small bombs by Karan Mahajan; Fiction: The fortunes by Peter Ho Davies; Poetry: Olio by Tyehimba Jess
2016  Lifetime Achievement Award: Orlando Patterson; Nonfiction: The gay revolution : the story of the struggle by Lillian Faderman; Fiction: The jazz palace : a novel by Mary Morris; Poetry: Heaven by Rowan Ricardo Phillips; Nonfiction: What the eye hears : a history of tap dancing by Brian Seibert
2015  Lifetime Achievement Award: David Brion Davis; Poetry: Hard Love Province : poems by Marilyn Chin; Poetry: The new testament by Jericho Brown; Fiction: A brief history of seven killings : a novel by Marlon James; Nonfiction: A tale of two plantations : slave life and labor in Jamaica and Virginia by Richard S. Dunn
Poetry awards were introduced in 2015
2014  Lifetime Achievement Award: George Laming, Wilson Harris; Fiction: A constellation of vital phenomena : a novel by Anthony Marra; Fiction: The big smoke by Adrian Matejka; Nonfiction: My promised land : the triumph and tragedy of Israel by Ari Shavit
2013  Lifetime Achievement Award: Wole Soyinka; Nonfiction: Far from the tree : parents, children and the search for identity by Andrew Solomon; Fiction: The yellow birds : a novel by Kevin Powers; Fiction: Kind one : a novel by Laird Hunt; My favorite warlord by Eugene Gloria
2012  Lifetime Achievement Award: Arnold Rampersad; Fiction: Half-blood blues : a novel by Esi Edugyan; Nonfiction: Less than human : why we demean, enslave, and exterminate others by David Livingstone Smith; Nonfiction: American oracle : the Civil War in the civil rights era by David Blight
2011  Lifetime Achievement Award: John Edgar Wideman; Nonfiction: The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration by Isabel Wilkerson; Nonfiction: Atlas of the transatlantic slave trade by David Eltis and David Richardson; Fiction: The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia by Mary Helen Stefaniak; Fiction: Great house by Nicole Krauss
2010  Lifetime Achievement Award: Oprah Winfrey, William Julius Wilson, Elizabeth Alexander; Fiction: Burnt shadows by Kamila Shamsie
2009  Lifetime Achievement Award: Paule Marshall; Fiction: The boat by Nam Le; Nonfiction: The Hemingses of Monticello : an American family by Annette Gordon-Reed; Fiction: The plague of doves by Louise Erdrich
2008  Nonfiction: Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali; Fiction: The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz; Fiction: The reluctant fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid; Lifetime Achievement Award: William Melvin Kelley
2007  Fiction: Half of a yellow sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Fiction: Blue front by Martha Collins; Nonfiction: Steel drivin'
man : John Henry, the untold story of an American legend
by Scott Reynolds Nelson; Lifetime Achievement Award: Taylor Branch
2006  Nonfiction: New York burning : liberty, slavery, and conspiracy in eighteenth-century Manhattan by Jill Lepore; Fiction: On beauty : a novel by Zadie Smith; Lifetime Achievement Award: William Demby
2005  Fiction: The dew breaker by Edwidge Danticat; Nonfiction: M•A•C•N•O•L•I•A by A. Van Jordan; Nonfiction: Unforgivable blackness : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson by Geoffrey C. Ward; Lifetime Achievement Award: August Wilson
2004  Nonfiction: Generations of captivity : a history of African-American slaves by Ira Berlin; Fiction: The known world by Edward P. Jones; Nonfiction: Random family : love, drugs, trouble, and coming of age in the Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc; Lifetime Achievement Award: Derek Walcott
2003  Fiction: The emperor of Ocean Park by Stephen L. Carter; Nonfiction: A problem from hell : America and the age of genocide by Samantha Power; Fiction: World hotel by Reetika Vazirani; Lifetime Achievement Award: Adrienne Kennedy
2002  Nonfiction: Q : the autobiography of Quincy Jones by Quincy Jones; Nonfiction: Vernon can read! : a memoir by Vernon E. Jordan Jr.; Fiction: John Henry Days : a novel by Colson Whitehead; Lifetime Achievement Award: Jay Wright
2001  Nonfiction: W.E.B. Du Bois : the fight for equality and the American century, 1919-1963 by David Levering Lewis; Nonfiction: Rope burns : stories from the corner by F. X. Toole; Lifetime Achievement Award: Lucille Clifton
2000  Fiction: A gesture life by Chang-rae Lee; Nonfiction: Out of place : a memoir by Edward W. Said; Lifetime Achievement Award: Ernest J. Gaines
1999  Fiction: Cloudsplitter : a novel by Russell Banks; Nonfiction: Walking with the wind : a memoir of the movement by John Lewis; Lifetime Achievement Award: John Hope Franklin
1998  Nonfiction: The black notebooks : an interior journey by Toi Derricotte; Fiction: Always outnumbered, always outgunned by Walter Mosley;  Lifetime Achievement Award: Gordon Parks
1997  Fiction: The autobiography of my mother by Jamaica Kincaid; Nonfiction: The color of water : a Black man's tribute to his white mother by James McBride;  Lifetime Achievement Award: Albert L. Murray
1996  Fiction: All souls' rising by Madison Smartt Bell; Nonfiction: Amazing grace : the lives of children and the conscience of a nation by Jonathan Kozol;  Lifetime Achievement Award: Dorothy West
1995  Fiction: Sweetbitter : a novel by Reginald Gibbons; Nonfiction: Parallel time : growing up in black and white by Brent Staples; Nonfiction: The science and politics of racial research by William H. Tucker
1994  Fiction: The Latin deli : prose and poetry by Judith Ortiz Cofer;  Nonfiction: W.E.B. Du Bois--biography of a race, 1868-1919 by David Levering Lewis; Nonfiction: A different mirror : a history of multicultural America by Ronald Takaki (rev. ed. (2008) here)
1993  Nonfiction: In my father's house : Africa in the philosophy of culture by Kwame Anthony Appiah; Fiction: Woman hollering creek and other stories by Sandra Cisneros; Nonfiction: The civilization of the goddess : the world of Old Europe by Marija Gimbutas
1992  Landmark achievement: Invisible man (1952) by Ralph Ellison; Nonfiction: Praying for sheetrock : a work of nonfiction by Melissa Faye Greene; Nonfiction: Lessons and legacies : the meaning of the Holocaust in a changing world, edited by Peter Hayes; Nonfiction: The IQ mythology : class, race, gender, and inequality by Elaine Mensh and Harry Mensh; Fiction: The homeplace : poems by Marilyn Nelson
1991  Nonfiction: African ark : the peoples and ancient cultures of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher; Nonfiction: Gunnar Myrdal and America's conscience : social engineering and racial liberalism, 1938-1987 by Walter A. Jackson; Nonfiction: The arrogance of faith : Christianity and race in America from the colonial era to the twentieth century by Forrest G. Wood
1990  Nonfiction: The image of the Black in Western art : vol. 4, part 1, Slaves and liberators, and vol. 4, part 2, Black models and white myths by Hugh Honour; Fiction: The women of plums : poems in the voices of slave women by Dolores Kendrick
1989  Nonfiction: Parting the waters : America in the King years, 1954-63 by Taylor Branch; Nonfiction: The Schomburg library of nineteenth-century Black women writers (30 volumes) by Henry Louis Gates Jr.; Nonfiction: A life in the struggle : Ivory Perry and the culture of opposition by George Lipsitz; Nonfiction: Dreamings : the art of aboriginal Australia by Peter Sutton
1988  Nonfiction: Living Maya, text by Walter F. Morris, Jr. ; photographs by Jeffrey J. Foxx; Fiction: A sport of nature : a novel by Nadine Gordimer; Fiction: Beloved by Toni Morrison; Nonfiction: Whose votes count? : affirmative action and minority voting rights by Abigail M. Thernstrom

1987  Nonfiction: The life of Langston Hughes by Arnold Rampersad; Nonfiction: Spirit of survival by Gail Sheehy
1986  Nonfiction: Kachinas : a Hopi artist's documentary by Clifford Bahnimptewa and Barton Wright; Nonfiction: Nazis in Skokie : freedom, community and the First Amendment by Donald Alexander Downs; Nonfiction: Feedom rising : life under apartheid through the eyes of an American on a four-year clandestine journey through southern Africa by James North
1985  Nonfiction: Mouroir : mirrornotes of a novel by Breyten Breytenbach; Nonfiction: The abandonment of the Jews : America and the Holocaust, 1941-1945 by David S. Wyman
1984  Nonfiction: Pre-Columbian art by José Alcina Franch; Nonfiction: From immigrants to ethnics : the Italian Americans by Humbert S. Nelli
1983  Nonfiction: Hunger of memory : the education of Richard Rodriguez : an autobiography by Richard Rodriguez; Nonfiction: Aké : the years of childhood by Wole Soyinka
1982  Nonfiction: Evangelist of race : the Germanic vision of Houston Stewart Chamberlain by Geoffrey Field; Nonfiction: People of the sacred mountain : a history of the northern Cheyenne chiefs and warrior societies, 1830-1879 with an epilogue 1969-1974 by Peter John Powell
1981  Nonfiction: Maasai, text by Tepilit Ole Saitoti ; photos by Carol Beckwith; Nonfiction: Song from the earth : American Indian painting by Jamake Highwater
1980  Nonfiction: The ecology of human development : experiments by nature and design by Urie Bronfenbrenner; Nonfiction: The !Kung San : men, women, and work in a foraging society by Richard Borshay Lee
1979  Nonfiction: The Bushmen : san hunters and herders of Southern Africa, edited by Phillip V. Tobias
1978  Nonfiction: The legacy of Malthus : the social costs of the new scientific racism by Allan Chase; Nonfiction: The woman warrior : memoirs of a girlhood among ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston
1977  Nonfiction: Simple justice : the history of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America's struggle for equality by Richard Kluger (Rev. and expanded ed. (2004) here); Nonfiction: Years of infamy : the untold story of America's concentration camps by Michi Weglyn (Updated ed. (1996) here)
1976  Nonfiction: The war against the Jews, 1933–1945 by Lucy S. Dawidowicz; Nonfiction: The Arabs : their history, aims, and challenge to the industrialized world by Thomas Kiernan; Nonfiction: The myth of the Jewish race by Raphael Patai and Jennifer P. Wing
1975  Nonfiction: Roll, Jordan, roll; the world the slaves made by Eugene D. Genovese; Nonfiction: The Aryan myth; a history of racist and nationalist ideas in Europe by Leon Poliakov
1974  Nonfiction: Doctor and the Aborigines by Charles Duguid; Nonfiction: The unfinished quest of Richard Wright by Michel Fabre; Nonfiction: Justice in South Africa by Albie Sachs; Nonfiction: The Dreyfus case: a documentary history by Louis Snyder
1973  Nonfiction: The water is wide by Pat Conroy; Nonfiction: Men and brothers; Anglo-American antislavery cooperation by Betty Fladeland; Nonfiction: Behind ghetto walls; Black families in a federal slum by Lee Rainwater
1972  Nonfiction: The Black image in the white mind; the debate on Afro-American character and destiny, 1817-1914 by George M. Fredrickson; Nonfiction: Outcasts from evolution; scientific attitudes of racial inferiority, 1859-1900 by John S. Haller Jr.; Nonfiction: The healing of a nation by David Loye; Nonfiction: The autobiography of an unknown South African by Naboth Mokgatle; Nonfiction: Slavery in the structure of American politics, 1765-1820 by Donald L. Robinson
1971  Nonfiction: A history of the African people by Robert W. July; Nonfiction: Black freedom : the nonviolent abolitionists from 1830 through the Civil War by Carleton Mabee; Nonfiction: La raza: the Mexican Americans by Stan Steiner; Nonfiction: The death and rebirth of the Seneca by Anthony F. C. Wallace
1970  Nonfiction: Scottsboro : a tragedy of the American South by Dan T. Carter (rev. ed. (2007) here); Nonfiction: Custer died for your sins : an Indian manifesto by Vine Deloria Jr.; Nonfiction: The Negro in Brazilian society by Florestan Fernandes; Nonfiction: The great betrayal; the evacuation of the Japanese-Americans during World War II by Audrie Girdner and Anne Loftis
1969  Nonfiction: Negro and white children : a psychological study in the rural South by E. Earl Baughman and W. Grant Dahlstrom; Fiction: In the Mecca : poems by Gwendolyn Brooks; Nonfiction: The Leo Frank case by Leonard Dinnerstein; Nonfiction: The American Indian today by Stuart Levine and Nancy O. Lurie
1968  Nonfiction: Warrant for genocide; the myth of the Jewish world-conspiracy and the Protocols of the elders of Zion by Norman Cohn; Nonfiction: Children of crisis; a study of courage and fear by Robert Coles; Nonfiction: The destruction of the European Jews by Raul Hilberg (Rev. ed. (1985) here) (3d ed. (2003) here); Nonfiction: The Jews among the nations by Erich Kahler
1967  Nonfiction: The problem of slavery in Western culture by David Brion Davis; Nonfiction: La vida; a Puerto Rican family in the culture of poverty--San Juan and New York by Oscar Lewis
1966  Nonfiction: The unity of mankind in Greek thought by H.C. Baldry; Nonfiction: Manchild in the promised land by Claude Brown; Nonfiction: The autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley; Nonfiction: Your heredity and environment by Amram Scheinfeld
1965  Nonfiction: Assimilation in American life : the role of race, religion, and national origins by Milton M. Gordon; Nonfiction: The struggle for equality; abolitionists and the Negro in the Civil War and Reconstruction by James M. McPherson; Nonfiction: A history of the Jews by Abram L. Sachar (5th ed., rev. and enl. (1970) here); Nonfiction: Mississippi : the closed society by James W. Silver
1964  Nonfiction: Beyond the melting pot; the Negroes, Puerto Ricans, Jews, Italians, and Irish of New York City by Daniel P. Moynihan and Nathan Glazer (2nd ed (1970) here); Nonfiction: The new world of Negro Americans by Harold R. Isaacs; Nonfiction: Faith and prejudice : intergroup problems in Protestant curricula by Bernhard E. Olson
1963  Nonfiction: Mankind evolving : the evolution of the human species by Theodosius Dobzhansky
1962  Fiction: The forbidden man : a novel by Gina Allen; Nonfiction: Antislavery : the crusade for freedom in America by Dwight L. Dumond; Nonfiction: Black like me by John Howard Griffin
1961  Nonfiction: To Sir, with love by E. R. Braithwaite; Nonfiction: The reluctant African by Louis E. Lomax
1960  Nonfiction: The lost cities of Africa by Basil Davidson; Nonfiction: I speak for myself by John Haynes Holmes
1959  Nonfiction: Stride toward freedom : the Montgomery story by Martin Luther King Jr.; Nonfiction: Racial and cultural minorities; an analysis of prejudice and discrimination by George Eaton Simpson and J. Milton Yinger
1958  Nonfiction: White mother by Jessie B. Sams; Nonfiction: Handbook on race relations by South African Institute of Race Relations
1957  Nonfiction: The masters and the slaves [Casa-Grande & Senzala] : a study in the development of Brazilian civilization by Gilberto Freyre (2nd Engl. lang. ed., rev. (1966) here); Nonfiction: Naught for your comfort by Trevor Huddleston
1956  Nonfiction: A manual of intergroup relations by John P. Dean and Alex Rosen; Nonfiction: They wait in darkness by George W. Shepherd Jr.
1955  Nonfiction: Report on Africa by Oden Meeker; Nonfiction: Cultural difference and medical care; the case of the Spanish-speaking people of the Southwest by Lyle Saunders
1954  Nonfiction: Struggle for Africa by Vernon Bartlett; Fiction: Simple takes a wife by Langston Hughes
1953  Nonfiction: People of the Deer by Farley Mowat; Nonfiction: A many-splendored thing by Han Suyin
1952  Fiction: Race relations by Brewton Berry; Nonfiction: Venture to the interior by Laurens van der Post
1951  Nonfiction: Twilight in South Africa by Henry Gibbs; Fiction: The wall by John Hersey
1950  Nonfiction: Punishment without crime; what you can do about prejudice by S. Andhil Fineberg; Fiction: Your most humble servant by Shirley Graham
1949  Nonfiction: Anatomy of paradise: Hawaii and the islands of the South Seas by J. C. Furnas; Fiction: Cry, the beloved country by Alan Paton
1948  Nonfiction: The Indians of the Americas by John Collier; Fiction: The other room by Worth Tuttle Hedden
1947  Fiction: East River : a novel by Sholem Asch; Nonfiction: Latin Americans in Texas by Pauline R. Kibbe
1946  Nonfiction: Black metropolis : a study of Negro life in a northern city by Horace Cayton and St. Clair Drake (Rev. ed. (1993) here); Nonfiction: One nation by Wallace Stegner, with the editors of Look
1945  Fiction: Earth and high heaven by Gwethalyn Graham; Nonfiction: An American dilemma: the Negro problem and modern democracy by Gunnar Myrdal (20th anniversary ed. (1962) here)
Fiction awards were introduced in 1945
1944  'New world a-coming'; inside black America by Roi Ottley; The world of Sholom Aleichem by Maurice Samuel
1943  Dust tracks on a road by Zora Neale Hurston
1942  Quest : an autobiography by Leopold Infeld (2nd ed. (1980) here); The Haitian people by James G. Leyburn (2nd ed. (1966) here)
1941  From many lands by Louis Adamic
1940  The Negro family in the United States by E. Franklin Frazier (rev. and abridged ed. (1966) here)
1939  No Award
1938  No Award
1937  We Europeans; a survey of 'racial' problems by A.C. Haddon and Julian Huxley
1936  Negro politicians; the rise of Negro politics in Chicago by Harold Gosnell

Arab American Book Awards
The Arab American Book Awards is a literary program created to honor books written by and about Arab Americans. The program generates greater awareness of Arab American scholarship and writing through an annual award competition and educational outreach. For more information about the Arab American National Museum, sponsor of these awards, click here.

2020
Fiction: The other Americans by Laila Lalami; honorable mention: A woman is no man by Etaf Rum
The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award: When we were Arabs : a Jewish family's forgotten history by Massoud Hayoun; Between the Ottomans and the Entente : the First World War in the Syrian and Lebanese diaspora, 1908-1925 by Stacy D. Fahrenthold; honorable mention: Women of the Midan : the untold stories of Egypt's revolutionaries by Sherine Hafez
The George Ellenbogen Poetry Award: A theory of birds : poems by Zaina Alsous; honorable mention: Invasive species by Marwa Helal
Children/Young Adult: I was their American dream : a graphic memoir, written and illustrated by Malaka Gharib; honorable mention: Other words for home by Jasmine Warga

2019
Fiction: Amreekiya by Lena Mahmoud; As good as true by Cheryl Reid
The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award: Syrian and Lebanese Patricios in São Paulo : from the Levant to Brazil by Oswaldo Truzzi, translated by Ramon J. Stern; The sound of listening : poetry as refuge and resistance by Philip Metres
The George Ellenbogen Poetry Award: Footnotes in the order of disappearance by Fady Joudah; honorable mention: El Cerrito by Noor Al-Samarrai
Children/Young Adult: I've loved you since forever by Hoda Kotb; honorable mention: Mirage by Somaiya Daud

2018
Fiction: Salt houses by Hala Alyan
The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award: The rise of the Arab-American left : activists, allies, and their fight against imperialism and racism, 1960s–1980s by Pamela E. Pennock; honorable mention: Sexagon : Muslims, France, and the sexualization of national culture by Mehammed Amadeus Mack
The George Ellenbogen Poetry Award: The January children by Safia Elhillo; honorable mention: Water & Salt by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha

2017
Fiction: The angel of history : a novel by Rabih Alameddine; honorable mention: 13 ways of looking at a fat girl by Mona Awad
The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award: Inter/Nationalism : decolonizing Native America and Palestine by Steven Salaita; honorable mention: Industrial sexuality : gender, urbanization, and social transformation in Egypt by Hanan Hammad
The George Ellenbogen Poetry Award: Something sinister by Hayan Charara; honorable mentions: One hundred hungers by Lauren Camp; Hagar poems by Mohja Kahf
Children/Young Adult: The treasure of Maria Mamoun by Michelle Chalfoun; honorable mentions: The three Lucys by Hayan Charara, illustrated by Sara Kahn; Balcony on the moon : coming of age in Palestine by Ibtisam Barakat

2016
Fiction: A curious land : stories of home by Susan Muaddi Darraj; honorable mention: In the language of miracles by Rajia Hassib
The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award: Handbook of Arab American psychology, edited by Mona M. Amer and Germine H. Awad; This Muslim American life : dispatches from the War on Terror by Moustafa Bayoumi
The George Ellenbogen Poetry Award: The republics by Nathalie Handal; honorable mention: Sand opera by Philip Metres

2015
Fiction: An unnecessary woman by Rabih Alameddine; The Moor's account : a novel by Laila Lalami
The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award: Old Islam in Detroit : rediscovering the Muslim American past by Sally Howell
The George Ellenbogen Poetry Award: Tahrir suite : poems by Matthew Shenoda
Children/Young Adult: The turtle of Oman : a novel by Naomi Shihab Nye ; illustrated by Betsy Peterschmidt

2014
Fiction: The corpse washer by Sinan Antoon
The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award: We are Iraqis : aesthetics and politics in a time of war, edited by Nadje Al-Ali and Deborah Al-Najjar
The George Ellenbogen Poetry Award: A concordance of leaves by Philip Metres
Children/Young Adult: A kid's guide to Arab American history : more than 50 activities by Yvonne Wakim Dennis and Maha Addasi

2013
Fiction: Lebanese blonde : a novel by Joseph Geha
The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award: House of stone : a memoir of home, family, and a lost Middle East by Anthony Shadid
Poetry: Atrium : poems by Hala Alyan
Children/Young Adult: Hands around the library : protecting Egypt's treasured books by Susan L. Roth and Karen Leggett Abouraya

2012
Fiction: Birds of paradise by Diana Abu-Jaber
The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award Arab & Arab American feminisms : gender, violence, & belonging, edited by Rabab Abdulhadi, Evelyn Alsultany and Nadine Naber
Poetry: Abu Ghraib arias by Philip Metres

2011
Fiction: Loom : a novel by Thérèse Soukar Chehade
The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award: Arab Americans in Toledo : cultural assimilation and community involvement, edited by Samir Abu-Absi
Poetry: Tocqueville by Khaled Mattawa
Children/Young Adult: Saving Sky by Diane Stanley

2010
Adult Fiction: Master of the eclipse by Etel Adnan
Adult Non-Fiction: Angeleno days : an Arab American writer on family, place, and politics by Gregory Orfalea
Poetry: Diary of a wave outside the sea : poetry and stories from Iraq by Dunya Mikail

2009
Adult Fiction: A map of home : a novel by Randa Jarrar
Adult Non-Fiction: How does it feel to be a problem? : being young and Arab in America by Moustafa Bayoumi
Children or Young Adult: Honeybee : poems & short prose by Naomi Shihab Nye

Poetry: Breaking poems by Suheir Hammad

2008
Adult Fiction: Remember me to Lebanon : stories of Lebanese women in America by Evelyn Shakir
Adult Non-Fiction: Another arabesque : Syrian-Lebanese ethnicity in neoliberal Brazil by John Tofik Karam
Children or Young Adult: Tasting the sky : a Palestinian childhood by Ibtisam Barakat

2007
Adult Non-Fiction: The iron cage : the story of the Palestinian struggle for statehood by Rashid Khalidi
Adult Fiction: In the country of men by Hisham Matar
Children or Young Adult: One green apple by Eve Bunting ; illustrated by Ted Lewin

Asian Pacific American Librarians Association Award for Literature
The goal of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature is to honor and recognize individual work about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage, based on literary and artistic merit. For more information about the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association, sponsor of this award, click here.

2019
Adult Fiction
Winner: The atlas of reds and blues : a novel by Devi Laskar
Honor: On Earth we're briefly gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Adult Non-Fiction
Winner: Ghosts of Gold Mountain : the epic story of the Chinese who built the transcontinental railroad by Gordon H. Chang
Honor: Chop suey nation : the Legion Cafe and other stories from Canada's Chinese restaurants by Ann Hui

Youth Literature
Winner: They called us enemy by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, and Steven Scott, illustrated by Harmony Becker
Honor: Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Children's
Winner: Stargazing by Jen Wang

Honor: I'm Ok by Patti Kim

Picture Book
Winner: Queen of physics : how Wu Chien Shiung helped unlock the secrets of the atom by Teresa Robeson, illustrated by Rebecca Huang
Honor: Bilal cooks daal by Aisha Saeed, illustrated by Anoosha Syed

2018
Adult Fiction
Winner: The end of peril, the end of enmity, the end of strife, a haven by Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint
Honor: Though I get home by YZ Chin

Adult Non-Fiction
Winner: Not quite not white : losing and finding race in America by Sharmila Sen
Honor: Litany for the long moment by Mary-Kim Arnold

Youth Literature
Winner: Darius the Great is not okay by Adib Khorram
Honor: The astonishing color of after by Emily X. R. Pan

Children's
Winner: Front desk by Kelly Yang
Honor: The house that Lou built by Mae Respicio

Picture Book
Winner: Drawn together by Minh Lê, illustrated by Dan Santat
Honor: Grandmother's visit by Betty Quan, illustrated by Carmen Mok

2017
Adult Fiction
Winner: The leavers by Lisa Ko
Honor: The refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Adult Non-Fiction
Winner: Asianfail : narratives of disenchantment and the model minority by Eleanor Ty
Honor: The long afterlife of Nikkei wartime incarceration by Karen M. Inouye

Young Adult
Winner: It's not like it's a secret by Misa Sugiura
Honor: Saints & misfits by S. K. Ali

Children's
Winner: Step up to the plate, Maria Singh by Uma Krishnaswami

Honor: Cilla Lee-Jenkins : future author extraordinaire by Susan Tan,‎ illustrated by Dana Wulfekotte

Picture Book
Winner: A different pond by Bao Phi, illustrated by Thi Bui
Honor: The Nian monster by Andrea Wang, illustrated by Alina Chau

2016
Adult Fiction
Winner: Deceit and other possibilities : stories by Vanessa Hua
Honor: The fortunes by Peter Ho Davies

Adult Non-Fiction
Winner: Picture bride stories by Barbara Kawakami
Honor: Changing season : a father, a daughter, a family farm by Mas and Nikko Masumoto

Young Adult
Winner: Outrun the moon by Stacey Lee
Honor: Watched by Marina Tamar Budhos

Children's
Winner: The land of forgotten girls by Erin Entrada Kelly
Honor: Momotaro Xander and the lost island of monsters by Margaret Dilloway

Picture Book
Winner: Puddle by Hyewon Yum

2015
Adult Fiction
Winner: The sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Honor: Don't let him know : a novel in stories by Sandip Roy

Adult Non-Fiction
Winner: The making of Asian America : a history by Erika Lee
Honor: From Canton Restaurant to Panda Express : a history of Chinese food in the United States by Haiming Liu; The good immigrants : how the yellow peril became the model minority by Madeline Y. Hsu

Young Adult
Winner: P.S. I still love you by Jenny Han
Honor: Ink and ashes by Valynne E. Maetani

Children's
Winner: Full cicada moon by Marilyn Hilton
Honor: Blackbird fly by Erin Entrada Kelly

Picture Book
Winner: Juna's jar by Jane Bahk ; illustrated by Felicia Hoshino
Honor: Drum dream girl : how one girl's courage changed music by Margarita Engle ; illustrated by Rafael López

2014
Adult Fiction
Winner: Everything I never told you : a novel by Celeste Ng
Honor: The sleepwalker's guide to dancing by Mira Jacob

Adult Non-Fiction
Winner: Dubious gastronomy : the cultural politics of eating Asian in the USA by Robert Ji-Song Ku
Honor: Big little man : in search of my Asian self by Alex Tizon

Young Adult
Winner: Tiger girl : a novel by May-Lee Chai
Honor: The shadow hero by Gene Luen Yang ; illustrated by Sonny Liew

Children's
Winner: Gaijin : American prisoner of war : a graphic novel by Matt Faulkner
Honor: Ting Ting by Kristie Hammond

Picture Book
Winner: Hana Hashimoto, sixth violin by Chieri Uegaki ; illustrated by Qin Leng
Honor: Father's Chinese opera by Rich Lo

2013
Adult Fiction
Winner: A tale for the time being by Ruth Ozeki
Honor: The gods of heavenly punishment by Jennifer Cody Epstein

Adult Non-Fiction
Winner: Citizens of Asian America : democracy and race during the Cold War by Cindy I-Fen Cheng
Honor: Garden of the world : Asian immigrants and the making of agriculture in California's Santa Clara Valley by Cecilia M. Tsu

Picture Book
Winner: Red kite, blue kite by Ji-li Jiang ; illustrated by Greg Ruth
Honor: Barbed wire baseball by Marissa Moss ; illustrated by Yuko Shimizu

Children's Literature
Winner: The thing about luck by Cynthia Kadohata ; illustrated by Julia Kuo
Honor: The vine basket by Josanne La Valley

Young Adult Literature
Winner: Jet Black and the ninja wind by Leza Lowitz and Shogo Oketani 
Honor: Gadget Girl : the art of being invisible by Suzanne Kamata

2012
Picture Book
Winner: Good fortune in a wrapping cloth by Joan Schoettler ; illustrated by Jessica Lanan
Honor: A path of stars by Anne Sibley O'Brien

Children's Literature
Winner: Chengli and the silk road caravan by Hildi Kang
Honor: The Shark King : a Toon book by R. Kikuo Johnson

Young Adult Literature
Winner: Tina's mouth : an existential comic diary by Keshni Kashyap
Honor: Ichiro by Ryan Inzana

Adult Fiction
Winner: The collective : a novel by Don Lee
Honor: Drifting house by Krys Lee

Adult Non-Fiction
Winner : The third Asiatic invasion empire and migration in Filipino America, 1898-1946 by Rick Baldoz
Honor: Forbidden citizens : Chinese exclusion and the U.S. Congress : a legislative history by Martin B. Gold

2011
Picture Book
Winner: The house Baba built : an artist's childhood in China by Ed Young
Honor: Hot, hot roti for Dada-ji by F. Zia ; illustrated by Ken Min

Children's Literature
Winner: The great wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long Shang
Honor: Vanished by Sheela Chari

Young Adult Literature
Winner: Orchards by Holly Thompson
Honor: Level up by Gene Luen Yang ; illustrated by Thien Pham

Adult Fiction
Winner: The submission by Amy Waldman
Honor: Leche : a novel by R. Zamora Linmark

Adult Non-Fiction
Winner: The woman who could not forget : Iris Chang before and beyond The rape of Nanking by Ying-Ying Chang
Honor: The Bangladeshi diaspora in the United States after 9/11 : from obscurity to high visibility by Shafiqur Rahman

2010
Picture Book
Winner: Yasmin's hammer by Ann Malaspina ; illustrated by Doug Chayka
Honor: Fly free! by Roseanne Thong ; illustrated by Eujin Kim Neilan

Children's Literature
Winner: Heart of a samurai : based on the true story of Manjiro Nakahama by Margi Preus
Honor: Bamboo people by Mitali Perkins

Young Adult Literature
Winner: Shooting Kabul by N. H. Senzai
Honor: A boy of Heart Mountain by Barbara Bazaldua ; illustrated by Willie Ito

Adult Fiction
Winner: I Hotel by Karen Tei Yamashita (volume 1 here) (volume 3 here) (volume 7 here)
Honor: Bitter in the mouth by Monique Truong

Adult Non-Fiction
Winner: Angel Island : immigration gateway to America by Erika Lee and Judy Yung
Honor: Charlie Chan : the untold story of the honorable detective and his rendezvous with American history by Yunte Huang; You have given me a country by Neela Vaswani

2009
Adult Fiction
Winner: Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet : a novel by Jamie Ford
Honor: Shanghai girls : a novel by Lisa See

Adult Non-Fiction
Winner: American Chinatown : a people's history of five neighborhoods by Bonnie Tsui
Honor: Japanese American resettlement through the lens : Hikaru Carl Iwasaki and the WRA's Photographic Section, 1943-1945 by Lane Ryo Hirabayashi

Picture Book
Winner: Cora cooks pancit by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore ; illustrated by Kristi Valiant
Honor: Tan to tamarind : poems about the color brown by Michelle Iyengar Malathi ; illustrated by Jamel Akib

Youth Literature
Winner: Everything Asian by Sung J. Woo
Honor: Tofu quilt by Ching Yeung Russell

2008
Adult Fiction
Winner: Unaccustomed earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
Honor: Steer toward rock by Fae Myenne Ng

Adult Non-Fiction
Winner: The fortune cookie chronicles : adventures in the world of Chinese food by Jennifer 8 Lee
Honor: The eaves of heaven : a life in three wars by Andrew X. Pham; The latehomecomer : a Hmong family memoir by Kao Kalia Yang (ebook)

Picture Book
Winner: Wabi Sabi by Mark Reibstein ; illustrated by Ed Young
Honor: Monsoon afternoon by Kashmira Sheth ; illustrated by Yoshiko Jaeggi

Youth Literature
Winner: Roots and wings by Many Ly
Honor: 1001 cranes by Naomi Hirahara; Good enough by Paula Yoo

2007
Adult Non-Fiction
Winner: Driven out : the forgotten war against Chinese Americans by Jean Pfaelzer
Honor: Bento box in the heartland : my Japanese girlhood in whitebread America by Linda Furiya

Picture Book
Winner: Surfer of the century : the life of Duke Kahanamoku by Ellie Crowe ; illustrated by Richard Waldrep
Honor: Hiromi's hands by Lynne Barasch

Youth Literature
Winner: Hiroshima dreams by Kelly Easton-Ruben
Honor: Keeping corner by Kashmira Sheth

2006
Adult Fiction
Winner: Brothers : a novel by Da Chen
Honor: Color of the sea by John Hamamura

Picture Book
Winner: The legend of Hong Kil Dong, the Robin Hood of Korea by Anne Sibley O'Brien
Honor: Brothers by Yin ; illustrated by Chris Soentpiet

Youth Literature
Winner: Nothing but the truth : (and a few white lies) by Justina Chen
Honor: The year of the dog : a novel by Grace Lin

2005
Adult Literature
Winner: Aloft by Chang-rae Lee

Honor: Snow flower and the secret fan : a novel by Lisa See; Saving fish from drowning by Amy Tan

Picture Book
Winner: The firekeeper's son by Linda Sue Park ; illustrated by Julie Downing
Honor: Bread song by Frederick Lipp ; illustrated by Jason Gaillard; Sixteen years in sixteen seconds : the Sammy Lee story by Paula Yoo ; illustrated by Dom Lee

Youth Literature
Winner: Kira-kira by Cynthia Kadohata
Honor: Project Mulberry : a novel by Linda Sue Park; Shanghai messenger by Andrea Cheng ; illustrated by Ed Young

2001
Adult Fiction Award
Life of Pi : a novel by Yann Martel

Children's Illustrator Award
Winner: Apple pie 4th of July by Janet S. Wong ; illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irvine
Honor: Tanuki's gift : a Japanese tale by Tim Myer ; illustrated by Robert Roth; Coolies by Yin ; illustrated by Chris Soentpiet

Children and Young Adult Author Award
Winner: A step from heaven by Na An
Honor: Born confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier; Beacon Hill boys by Ken Mochizuki; A single shard by Linda Sue Park

Association for Asian American Studies Book Award
This award recognizes books of outstanding achievement. For information about the Association for Asian American Studies, sponsor of this award, click here.

2020
Humanities & Cultural Studies (Literary Studies): Inscrutable belongings : queer Asian North American fiction by Stephen Hong Sohn

Humanities & Cultural Studies (Interdisciplinary/Media Studies): Embodied reckonings : "comfort women," performance, and transpacific redress by Elizabeth W. Son; honorable mention: Defiant indigeneity : the politics of Hawaiian performance by Stephanie Nohelani Teves

Social Sciences: A nation on the line : call centers as postcolonial predicaments in the Philippines by Jan M. Padios; honorable mention: The labor of care : Filipina migrants and transnational families in the digital age by Valerie Francisco-Menchavez

History: Across oceans of law : the Komagata Maru and jurisdiction in the time of empire by Renisa Mawani; honorable mention: Soldiering through empire : race and the making of the decolonizing Pacific by Simeon Man

Creative Writing (Prose): Stamped: an anti-travel novel by Kawika Guillermo

Creative Writing (Poetry): Interrogation room by Jennifer Kwon Dobbs; honorable mention: The displaced children of displaced children by Faisal Mohyuddin

2019
Humanities & Cultural Studies (Literary Studies): Writing human rights : the political imaginaries of writers of color by Crystal Parikh

Humanities & Cultural Studies (Interdisciplinary/Media studies): Chinatown opera theater in North America by Nancy Yunhwa Rao; honorable mention: The other American moderns : Matsura, Ishigaki, Noda, Hayakawa
by ShiPu Wang
Social Sciences: Migrant returns : Manila, development, and transnational connectivity by Eric J. Pido; honorable mention: Downwardly global : women, work, and citizenship in the Pakistani diaspora by Lalaie Ameeriar

History: Porous borders : multiracial migrations and the law in the U. S.-Mexico borderlands
by by Julian Lim
Creative Writing (Prose): Letters to memory by Karen Tei Yamashita

Creative Writing (Poetry): Love, robot by Margaret Rhee

2018
Humanities & Cultural Studies (Literary Studies): Cold War ruins : transpacific critique of American justice and Japanese war crimes by Lisa Yoneyama

Humanities & Cultural Studies (Interdisciplinary/Media Studies): Resounding Afro Asia : interracial music and the politics of collaboration by Tamara Roberts

Social Sciences: Elusive refuge : Chinese migrants and the Cold War by Laura Madokoro

History: Rightlessness : testimony and redress in U.S. prison camps since World War II by Naomi Paik

Creative Writing (Prose): Green Island by Shawna Yang Ryan

Creative Writing (Poetry): Look by Solomaz Sharif

2017
Humanities & Cultural Studies (Literary Studies): A shadow over Palestine : the imperial life of race in America by Keith Feldman

Humanities & Cultural Studies (Multidisciplinary Approaches): Death beyond disavowal : the impossible politics of difference by Grace Kyungwon Hong

Social Sciences: The Asian American achievement paradox by Jennifer Lee and Min Zhou

History: The good immigrants : how the yellow peril became the model minority by Madeline Y. Hsu

Creative Writing (Prose): The sympathizer : a novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Creative Writing (Poetry): Marilyn by Amanda Ngoho Reavey

2016
Cultural Studies: The exquisite corpse of Asian America : biopolitics, biosociality, and posthuman ecologies by Rachel Lee

Creative Writing: Poetry: Split by Cathy Linh Che

Creative Writing: Prose: Fox Drum Bebop by Gene Oishi

Social Science: Insufficient funds : the culture of money in low-wage transnational families by Hung Cam Thai; honorable mention: Islam is a foreign country : American Muslims and the global crisis of authority by Zareena Grewal

History: The color of success : Asian Americans and the origins of the model minority by Ellen Wu

Literary Criticism: Thinking its presence : form, race, and subjectivity in contemporary Asian American poetry by Dorothy J. Wang

2015
Cultural Studies: Securing paradise : tourism and militarism in Hawai'i and the Philippines by Vernadette Gonzalez

Creative Writing: Poetry: The Nanjing Massacre : poems by Wing Tek Lum

Creative Writing: Prose: A tale for the time being by Ruth Ozeki

Social Science: Academic profiling : Latinos, Asian Americans, and the achievement gap by Gilda Ochoa

History: Bengali Harlem and the lost histories of South Asian America by Vivek Bald

Literary Criticism: The children of 1965 : on writing, and not writing, as an Asian American by Min Hyoung Song

2014
Cultural Studies: Puro arte : Filipinos on the stages of empire by Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns; The gift of freedom : war, debt and other refugee passages by Mimi Nguyen
Poetry/Prose: Lament in the night by Nagahara Shoson ; translated by Andrew Leong
Social Sciences: Laotian daughters : working toward community, belonging, and environmental justice by Bindi V. Shah; Life beyond the lobby : Indian American motel owners and the American dream by Pawan Dhingra
History: Pacific connections : the making of the U.S.-Canadian borderlands by Kornel Chang
Literary Studies: The semblance of identity : aesthetic mediation in Asian American literature by Christopher Lee; honorable mention: Transpacific femininities : the making of the modern Filipina by Denise Cruz

2013
Cultural Studies: Freedom with violence : race, sexuality, and the US state by Chandan Reddy; Beautiful generation : Asian Americans and the cultural economy of fashion by Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu
Poetry/Prose: Significant moments in da life of Oriental faddah and son : one Hawai'i Okinawan journal by Lee A. Tonouchi
Social Sciences: Terrifying Muslims : race and labor in the South Asian diaspora by Junaid Rana; honorable mention: Muslims in motion : Islam and national identity in the Bangladeshi diaspora by Nazli Kibria
History: Subverting exclusion : transpacific encounters with race, caste, and borders, 1885-1928 by Andrea Geiger; honorable mention: The quest for statehood : Korean immigrant nationalism and U.S. sovereignty, 1905-1945 by Richard S. Kim
Literary Studies: Ingratitude : the debt-bound daughter in Asian American Literature by Erin Khuê Ninh; honorable mentions: Relative histories : mediating history in Asian American family memoirs by Rocio G. Davis; Interracial encounters : reciprocal representations in African American and Asian American literatures, 1896-1937 by Julia Lee

2012
Cultural Studies: Dream factories of a former colony : American fantasies, Philippine cinema by J. B. Capino; honorable mention: Partly colored : Asian Americans and racial anomaly in the segregated South by Leslie Bow

Poetry/Prose: Seven controlled vocabularies and obituary 2004. The joy of cooking : [AIRPORT NOVEL MUSICAL POEM PAINTING FILM PHOTO HALLUCINATION LANDSCAPE] by Tan Lin; I Hotel by Karen Tei Yamashita (volume 1 here) (volume 3 here) (volume 7 here); honorable mention: You have given me a country by Neela Vaswani
Social Sciences: Adopted Territory: Transnational Korean adoptees and the politics of belonging by Eleana Kim; honorable mention: Migrants for export : how the Philippine state brokers labor to the world by Robyn M. Rodriguez
History: Brokering belonging : Chinese in Canada's exclusion era, 1885-1945 by Lisa Rose Mar; honorable mentions: Chinese American transnationalism : the flow of people, resources, and ideas between China and America during the exclusion era by Him Mark Lai; Angel Island : immigrant gateway to America by Erika Lee and Judy Yung
Literary Studies: Foreign accents : Chinese American verse from exclusion to postethnicity by Steven Yao

2011
Cultural Studies: Unsettled visions : contemporary Asian American artists and the social imaginary by Margo Machida; honorable mention: Missing : youth, citizenship, and empire after 9/11 by Sunaina Maira
Poetry/Prose: Blue boy by Rakesh Satyal
Social Sciences: Ethnoburb : the new ethnic community in urban America by Wei Li
History: A tragedy of democracy : Japanese confinement in North America by Greg Robinson
Literary Studies: Race and the avant-garde : experimental and Asian American poetry since 1965 by Timothy Yu

2010
Cultural Studies: Digitizing race : visual cultures of the Internet by Lisa Nakamura
Poetry/Prose: Evening is the whole day by Preeta Samarasan; honorable mention: Happy family by Wendy Lee; Unending Nora by Julie Shikeguni

Social Sciences: Mothers without citizenship : Asian immigrant families and the consequences of welfare reform by Lynn Fujiwara; American Muslim women : negotiating race, class, and gender within the ummah by Jamillah Ashira Karim
History: The shifting grounds of race : black and Japanese Americans in the making of multiethnic Los Angeles by Scott Kurashige; honorable mention: Asian American art : a history, 1850-1970, edited by Gordon H. Chang, with Mark Dean Johnsonm, Paul J. Karlstrom, and Sharon Spain
Literary Studies: Apparitions of Asia : modernist form and Asian American poetics by Josephine Nock-Hee Park; honorable mention: Asian Canadian writing beyond autoethnography by Eleanor Ty and Christl Verduyn

2009
Cultural Studies: The hypersexuality of race : performing Asian/American women on screen and scene by Celine Parreñas Shimizu; Terrorist assemblages : homonationalism in queer times by Jasbir K. Puar
Poetry/Prose: Mouth by Lisa Chen; The last communist virgin : stories by Wang Ping
Social Sciences: Asian diasporas : new formations, new conceptions, edited by Rhacel Salazar Parreñas and Lok C. D. Siu; honorable mentions: Managing multicultural lives : Asian American professionals and the challenge of multiple identities by Pawan Dhingra; Legacies of struggle : conflict and cooperation in Korean American politics by Angie Y. Chung
History: Sessue Hayakawa : silent cinema and transnational stardom by Daisuke Miyao
Literary Studies: Interventions into modernist cultures : poetry from beyond the empty screen by Amie Elizabeth Parry; honorable mention: Begin here : reading Asian North American autobiographies of childhood by Rocio Davis

2008
Cultural Studies: American tropics : articulating Filipino America by Allan Punzalan Isaac; honorable mention: The ruptures of American capital : women of color feminism and the culture of immigrant labor by Grace Kyungwon Hong
Poetry/Prose: My American Kundiman : poems by Patrick Rosal; Buffalo Boy and Geronimo : a novel by James Janko
Social Sciences: Unruly immigrants : rights, activism, and transnational South Asian politics in the United States by Monisha Das Gupta
History: Coolies and cane : race, labor, and sugar in the age of emancipation by Moon-Ho Jung; Creating masculinity in Los Angeles's Little Manila : working-class Filipinos and popular culture, 1920s-1950s by Linda Espana-Maram; honorable mention: Before internment : essays in prewar Japanese American history by Yuji Ichioka, edited Gordon Chang and Eiichiro Azuma

2007
Cultural Studies: America's Asia : racial form and American literature, 1893-1945 by Colleen Lye
Poetry/Prose: Circle : poems by Victoria Chang; A long stay in a distant land : a novel by Chieh Chieng; honorable mention: Bodies in motion : stories by Mary Anne Mohanraj
Social Sciences: Memories of a future home : diasporic citizenship of Chinese in Panama by Lok Siu
History: Between two empires : race, history, and transnationalism in Japanese America by Eiichiro Azuma; The Chinatown trunk mystery : murder, miscegenation, and other dangerous encounters in turn-of-the-century New York City by Mary Ting Li Lui; honorable mention: Americans first : Chinese Americans and the Second World War by Kevin Scott Wong

2006
Cultural Studies: The world next door : South Asian American literature and the idea of America by Rajini Srikanth
Poetry/Prose: Year of the snake by Lee Ann Roripaugh; We shall never meet by Aimee Phan; honorable mentions: The temperature of this water by Ishle Yi Park; Children of a fireland by Gary Pak; Special Citation: Restless wave : my life in two worlds by Ayako Tanaka Ishigaki
Social Sciences: Chineseness across borders : renegotiating Chinese identities in China and the United States by Andrea Louie; honorable mentions: Mobilizing an Asian American community by Linda Trinh Võ; Ethnic routes to becoming American : Indian immigrants and the cultures of citizenship by Sharmila Rudrappa
History: Impossible subjects : illegal aliens and the making of modern America by Mae Ngai; Survivors : Cambodian refugees in the United States by Sucheng Chan; honorable mention: The star-entangled banner : one hundred years of America in the Philippines by Sharon Delmendo

2005
Social Sciences: Home bound : Filipino American lives across cultures, communities, and countries by Yen Le Espiritu
Poetry/Prose: All around what empties out by Linh Dinh; The book of salt by Monique T. D. Truong
History: Empire of care : nursing and migration in Filipino American history by Catherine Ceniza Choy; At America's gates : Chinese immigration during the exclusion era, 1882-1943 by Erika Lee
Cultural Studies: Fresh talk, daring gazes : conversations on Asian American art, edited by Elaine Kim, Margo Machida, and Sharon Mizota; honorable mention: Global divas : Filipino gay men in the diaspora by Martin Manalansan

2004
History: Japanese American celebration and conflict : a history of ethnic identity and festival, 1934-1990 by Lon Kurashige; Remaking Chinese America : immigration, family, and community, 1940-1965 by Xiaojian Zhao
Cultural Studies: Compositional subjects : enfiguring Asian/American women by Laura Hyun Yi Kang
Social Sciences: Brokered homeland : Japanese Brazilian migrants in Japan by Joshua H. Roth

2003
Social Sciences: Callaloo or tossed salad? : East Indians and the cultural politics of identity in Trinidad by Viranjini P. Munasinghe
Cultural Studies: Picturing Chinatown : art and orientalism in San Francisco by Anthony Lee
History: Contagious divides : epidemics and race in San Francisco's Chinatown by Nayan Shah
Prose/Prose: American son : a novel by Brian Ascalon Roley
Special Award for Most Outstanding Reference Tool on Asian American History: The Columbia guide to Asian American history by Gary Y. Okihiro

2002
Cultural Studies: Cultural compass : ethnographic explorations of Asian America by Martin Manalansan
History: Dreaming of gold, dreaming of home : transnationalism and migration between the United States and South China, 1882-1943 by Madeline Yuan-yin Hsu
Poetry/Prose: Wishbone by Priscilla Lee; The barbarians are coming : a novel by David Wong Louie

2001
History/Social Sciences: Claiming America : constructing Chinese American identities during the exclusion era, edited by K. Scott Wong and Sucheng Chan; New York before Chinatown : Orientalism and the shaping of American culture, 1776-1882 by John Kuo Wei Tchen
Poetry/Prose: Bulletproof Buddhists and other essays by Frank Chin
Cultural Studies: Flexible citizenship : the cultural logic of transnationality by Aihwa Ong; Q & A : queer and Asian American, edited by David Eng and Alice Hom

2000
No awards given

1999
No awards given

1998
History/Social Sciences: The Korean American dream : immigrants and small business in New York City by Kyeyoung Park
Cultural Studies/Literary: About face : performing race in fashion and theater by Dorinne K. Kondo
Poetry: Pacific windows : collected poems of Roy K. Kiyooka by Roy K. Kiyooka

1997
Immigrant acts : on Asian American cultural politics by Lisa Lowe
Caught in the middle : Korean merchants in America's multiethnic cities by Pyong Gap Min

1996
History: Unbound feet : a social history of Chinese women in San Francisco by Judy Yung; Special Award: Dear Miye : letters home from Japan, 1939-1946 by Mary Kimoto Tomita
Cultural Studies: Sui Sin Far/Edith Maude Eaton : a literary biography by Annette White-Parks
Literature: A feather on the breath of God by Sigrid Nunez

1995
Romance and the "yellow peril" : race, sex, and discursive strategies in Hollywood fiction by Gina Marchetti
Organizing Asian American labor : the Pacific Coast canned-salmon industry, 1870-1942 by Cris Friday
Songs my mother taught me : stories, plays, and memoir by Wakako Yamauchi

The first suburban Chinatown : the remaking of Monterey Park, California by Timothy Fong

1994
Saturday night at the Pahala Theatre by Lois-Ann Yamanaka
Japanese immigrant clothing in Hawaii, 1885-1941 by Barbara Kawakami
Bone : a novel by Faye Myenne Ng
Asian American panethnicity : bridging institutions and identities by Yen Le Espiritu

1993
Earshot by Kimiko Hahn
The retreat from race : Asian-American admissions and racial politics by Dana Takagi
To save China, to save ourselves : the Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance of New York by Renqiu Yu
Racial formations/critical transformations : articulations of power in ethnic and racial studies in the United States by Epifanio San Juan Jr.
The watcher of Waipuna and other stories by Gary Pak

1992
Cane fires : the anti-Japanese movement in Hawaii, 1865-1945 by Gary Y. Okihiro
Pass on, no pass back! by Darrell H. Lum
Japanese American ethnicity : the persistence of community by Stephen S. Fugita and David J. O’Brien
And the view from the shore : literary traditions of Hawai'i by Stephen H. Sumida

1991
Dogeaters by Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn
Quiet odyssey : a pioneer Korean woman in America by Mary Paik Lee

1990
Making waves : an anthology of writings by and about Asian American women, edited by Asian Women United of California
Strangers from a different shore : a history of Asian Americans by Ronald Takaki
Hearts of sorrow : Vietnamese-American lives by James M. Freeman

1989
The Issei : the world of the first generation Japanese immigrants, 1885-1924 by Yuji Ichioka
Seventeen syllables and other stories by Yamamoto Hisaye

1988
This bittersweet soil : the Chinese in California agriculture, 1860-1910 by Sucheng Chan

1987
Expounding the doubtful points by Wing Tek Lum
Working in Hawaii : a labor history by Edward D. Beechert
Japanese legacy : farming and community life in California's Santa Clara Valley by Timothy J. Lukes and Gary Y. Okihiro
Chinese gold : the Chinese in the Monterey Bay Region by Sandy Lydon

Ruth Benedict Prize
The Ruth Benedict Prize acknowledges excellence in a scholarly book written from an anthropological perspective about a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered topic. It is awarded in each of two separate categories: one for a single-authored monograph and another for an edited volume. For more information about the Association for Queer Anthropology, sponsors of this prize, click here.

2019  Monographs: Queer kinship and family change in Taiwan by Amy Brainer; Transgender refugees and the imagined South Africa by B Camminga (honorable mention)
2018  Monographs: Ethno-erotic economies : sexuality, money, and belonging in Kenya by George Paul Meiu; honorable mention: Erotic islands : art and activism in the queer Caribbean by Lyndon K. Gill
2017  Monographs: The look of a woman : facial feminization surgery and the aims of trans-medicine by Eric Plemons; honorable mention: Queer Maghrebi French : language, temporalities, transfiliations by Denis M. Provencher
2016  Monographs: Real queer? : sexual orientation and gender identity refugees in the Canadian refugee apparatus by David A. B. Murray; honorable mention: Tourist attractions : performing race and masculinity in Brazil's sexual economy by Gregory Mitchell
Edited Volume: Queer brown voices : personal narratives of Latina/o LGBT activism, edited by Uriel Quesada, Letitia Gomez, and Salvador Vidal-Ortiz
2015  Monographs: Given to the goddess : South Indian devadasis and the sexuality of religion by Lucinda Ramberg; honorable mention: Under bright lights : gay Manila and the global scene by Bobby Benedicto
Edited Volume: Sex and sexualities in contemporary Indonesia : sexual politics, health, diversity and representation, edited by Linda Rae Bennett and Sharyn Graham Davies
2014  Monographs: After love : queer intimacy and erotic economies in post-soviet Cuba by Noelle M. Stout; Honorable Mention: Queer women in urban China : an ethnography by Elisabeth L. Engebretsen
Edited Volume: Queer excursions : retheorizing binaries in language, gender, and sexuality, edited by Lal Zimman, Jenny Davis, and Joshua Raclaw
2013  Monographs: Queer activism in India : a story in the anthropology of ethics by Naisargi Dave; Honorable mention: Sex in transition : rethinking gender and race in South Africa by Amanda Lock Swarr
Edited Volume: The transgender studies reader 2, edited by Susan Stryker and Aren Aizura
2012  Monographs: Techniques of pleasure : BDSM and the circuits of sexuality by Margot Weiss; Spaces between us : queer settler colonialism and indigenous decolonialization by Scott Lauria Morgensen
Edited Volume: Deviations : a Gayle Rubin reader by Gayle Rubin
2011  Monographs: Falling into the lesbi world : desire and difference in Indonesia by Evelyn Blackwood; Sex panic and the punitive state by Roger N. Lancaster
Edited Volume: Queer Bangkok : 21st century markets, media, and rights by Peter A. Jackson
2010  Monographs: Moving politics : emotion and ACT UP’s fight against AIDS by Deborah Gould; Gay fatherhood : narratives of family and citizenship in America by Ellen Lewin
Edited Volume: Homophobias : lust and loathing across time and space by David A. B. Murray
2009  Monographs: Allah made us : sexual outlaws in an Islamic city by Rudolf Pell Gaudio; out in the country : youth, media, and queer visibility in rural America by Mary L. Gray
Edited Volume: Out in public : reinventing lesbian/gay anthropology in a globalizing world, edited by Ellen Lewin and William L. Leap
2008  Monographs: Caribbean pleasure industry : tourism, sexuality, and AIDS in the Dominican Republic by Mark Padilla; The archaeology of ethnogenesis :  race and sexuality in colonial San Francisco by Barbara L. Voss
2007  Monographs: Imagining transgender : an ethnography of a category by David Valentine; The politics of passion : women's sexual culture in the Afro-Surinamese diaspora by Gloria Wekker
Edited Volume: Women's sexualities and masculinities in a globalizing Asia, edited by Saskia Wieringa, Evelyn Blackwood, and Abha Bhaiya
2006  Straight to Jesus : sexual and Christian conversions in the ex-gay movement by Tanya Erzen
2005  The gay archipelago : sexuality and nation in Indonesia by Tom Boellstorff
2004  Monograph: Toms and dees : transgender identity and female same-sex relationships in Thailand by Megan Sinnot
Edited Volume: Out in theory : the emergence of lesbian and gay anthropology, edited by Ellen Lewin and William L. Leap
2003  Global divas : Filipino gay men in the diaspora by Martin F. Manalansan IV
2002  The night is young : sexuality in Mexico in the time of AIDS by Hector Carrillo
2001  The stranger next door : the story of a small community's battle over sex, faith, and civil rights by Arlene Stein
2000 
Monographs: Margaret Mead made me gay : personal essays, public ideas by Esther Newton; Homosexualities by Stephen O. Murray
Edited Volume: Archaeologies of sexuality, edited by Barbara L. Voss and Robert A. Schmidt
1999  Female desires : same sex relations and transgender practices across cultures, edited by Evelyn Blackwood and Saskia E. Wieringa
1998  Takarazuka : sexual politics and popular culture in modern Japan by Jennifer Robertson
1997 
Monograph: Render me, gender me : lesbians talk sex, class, color, nation, studmuffins by Kath Weston; Edited Volume: Two-spirit people : Native American gender identity, sexuality, and spirituality, edited by Sue-Ellen Jacobs, Wesley Thomas, and Sabine Lang
1996  Word's out : gay men's English by William L. Leap; Hidden in the blood : a personal investigation of AIDS in the Yucatan by Carter Wilson
1995  De los otros : intimacy and homosexuality among Mexican men by Joseph Carrier
1994  Cherry Grove, Fire Island : sixty years in America's first gay and lesbian town by Esther Newton
1993  Life is hard : machismo, danger, and the intimacy of power in Nicaragua by Roger Lancaster; Boots of leather, slippers of gold : the history of a lesbian community by Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy and Madeline D. Davis
1992  Lesbian mothers : accounts of gender in American culture by Ellen Lewin
1991  Bodies, pleasures, and passions : sexual culture in contemporary Brazil by Richard Parker
1990  Families we choose : lesbians, gays, kinship by Kath Weston; Neither man nor woman : the Hijras of India by Serena Nanda
1987  The Sambia : ritual and gender in New Guinea by Gilbert Herdt
1986  The spirit and the flesh : sexual diversity in American Indian culture by Walter L. Williams

Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Awards
The awards recognize excellence in adult fiction and nonfiction by African American authors. For more information about the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, click here.

2020
1st Novelist:  The Water Dancer: A Novel by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Fiction:  The Nickel Boys: A Novel by Colson Whitehead
Honor book: Africaville: A Novel by Jeffrey Colvin

Honor book: The Last Thing You Surrender: A Novel of World War II by Leonard Pitts, Jr.

Honor book: Red at the Bone: A Novel by Jacqueline Woodson

Nonfiction: Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem: A Memoir by Daniel R. Day

Honor Book: Hattiesburg: An American City in Black and White by William Sturkey

Poetry: 1919 by Eve L. Ewing

Honor book: I: New and Selected Poems by Toi Derricotte

Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation: Hollywood Black: The Stars, the Films, the Filmmakers by Donald Bogle

2019
1st Novelist:   They Come in All Colors : A Novel by Malcolm Hansen
Fiction: An American Marriage by Jones, Tayari
Honor book: Praise Song for the Butterflies by McFadden, Bernice L.
Honor book: The Vain Conversation A Novel by Grooms, Anthony
Nonfiction: The New Negro : The Life of Alain Locke by Stewart, Jeffrey C.
Honor Book: Black Fortunes : The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires by Wills, Shomari
Honor Book: The Heritage : Black Athletes, A Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism by Bryant, Howard
Honor book: Looking for Lorraine : The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry by Perry, Imani
Poetry:
Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation: Becoming by Obama, Michelle

2018
1st Novelist:  A kind of freedom: a novel by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Fiction:  Difficult women by Roxane Gay
Honor book: Sing, unburied, sing : a novel by Jesmyn Ward
Honor book: The tragedy of Brady Sims : a novel by Ernest J. Gaines
Nonfiction: Chester B. Himes : a biography by Lawrence P. Jackson
Honor Book: Defining moments in Black history: reading between the lies by Dick Gregory
Poetry: Incendiary art: poems by Patricia Smith
Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation: 100 amazing facts about the Negro by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

2017
1st Novelist:  Grace : a novel by Natashia Deon
Fiction:  Another Brooklyn : a novel by Jacqueline Woodson
Honor book: The underground railroad : a novel by Colson Whitehead
Honor book: The mothers : a novel by Brit Bennett
Nonfiction: Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race by Margot Lee Shetterly
Honor Book: Pushout : the criminalization of Black girls in schools by Monique Morris
Poetry: Counting descent : poems by Clint Smith
Honor Book: Attraversiamo (let's cross over) by Monique Ferrell
Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation: Olio by Tyehimba Jess

2016
1st Novelist:  The Turner house by Angela Flournoy
Fiction:  God help the child by Toni Morrison
Honor book: The star side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson
Honor book: Driving the king : a novel by Ravi Howard
Nonfiction: Spectacle : the astonishing life of Ota Benga by Pamela Newkirk
Honor Book: Showdown : Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court nomination that changed America by Wil Haygood
Honor Book: I am Charlie Wilson by Charlie Wilson with Denene Millner
Poetry: Wild hundreds by Nate Marshall
Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation: The Jemima code : two centuries of African American cookbooks by Toni Tipton-Martin

2015
1st Novelist:  Forty acres : a thriller by Dwayne Alexander Smith
Fiction:  Citizens Creek : a novel by Lalita Tademy
Honor book: Saint monkey : a novel by Jacinda Townsend
Honor book: 'til the well runs dry : a novel by Lauren Francis-Sharma
Honor book: Ruby : a novel by Cynthia Bond
Nonfiction: Visible man : the life of Henry Dumas by Jeffrey B. Leak
Honor Book: Life in motion : an unlikely ballerina by Misty Copeland
Honor Book: Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University : building a legacy of Black history by Janet Sims-Wood
Honor Book: The Oxford handbook of African American theology, edited by Anthony B. Pinn and Katie G. Cannon
Poetry: Book of hours : poems by Kevin Young
Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation: Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance librarian by Ethelene Whitmire

2014
1st Novelist:  The Supremes at Earl's all-you-can-eat : a novel by Edward Kelsey Moore
Fiction:  The Good Lord Bird : a novel by James McBride
Honor book: The residue years : a novel by Mitchell S. Jackson
Nonfiction: Ebony & ivy : race, slavery, and the troubled history of America's universities by Craig Steven Wilder
Honor Book: Envisioning emancipation : Black Americans and the end of slavery by Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer
Honor Book: Kansas City lightning : the rise and times of Charlie Parker by Stanley Crouch
Honor Book: Soul food : the surprising story of an American cuisine, one plate at a time by Adrian Miller
Poetry: Chasing Utopia : a hybrid by Nikki Giovanni
Honor Book: Turn me loose : the unghosting of Medgar Evers : poems by Frank X. Walker

Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation: Soul train : the music, dance, and style of a generation by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson

2013
1st Novelist:  The twelve tribes of Hattie by Ayana Ma
Fiction:  Freeman :  a novel by Leonard Pitts
Honor book: The cutting season : a novel by Attica Locke
Nonfiction: Benjamin Elijah Mays : schoolmaster of the movement : a biography by Randal Maurice Jelks
Honor Book: Dorothy West's paradise : a biography of class and color by Cherene Sherrard-Johnson
Honor Book: If your back's not bent : the role of the Citizenship Education Program in the civil rights movement
Poetry: Appalachian elegy : poetry and place by bell hooks
Honor Book: If one of us should fall by Nicole Terez Dutton
Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation: The 21st-century Black librarian in America : issues and challenges, edited by Andrew P. Jackson (Sekou Molefi Baako), Julius Jefferson Jr., and Akilah S. Nosakhere

2012
Fiction:  No award
Honor book: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
Honor book: The taste of salt by Martha Southgate
Nonfiction: The indignant generation : a narrative history of African American writers and critics, 1934-1960 by Lawrence P. Jackson

Honor Book: Malcolm X : a life of reinvention by Manning Marable
Honor Book: Heat wave : the life and career of Ethel Waters by Donald Bogle
Best poetry: Mule & Pear by Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Honor Book: Armageddon of funk by Michael Warr
Honor Book: the new black by Evie Shockley
Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation: Teenie Harris, photographer : image, memory, history by Cheryl Finley, Laurence Glasco, and Joe W. Trotter

2011
Fiction: Glorious by Bernice L. McFadden
Nonfiction: The other Wes Moore : one name, two fates by Wes Moore
Honor Book: John Oliver Killens : a life of black literary activism by Keith Gilyard
Honor Book: In the place of justice : a story of punishment and deliverance by Wilbert Rideau
First Novel: Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation: Unfinished blues : memories of a New Orleans music man by Harold Battiste Jr. and Karen Celestan

2010
Fiction:  Buying time by Pamela Samuels Young
Honor books:  Sag Harbor : a novel by Colson Whitehead; Carried by six : a novel by Allen Ballard
Non-fiction:  The breakthrough : politics and race in the age of Obama by Gwen Ifill
Honor book:  Freedom struggles : African Americans and World War I by Adriane Lentz-Smith
First novel:  My sister's veil by K. C. Marshall
Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation:  In search of our roots : how 19 extraordinary African Americans reclaimed their past by Henry Louis Gates

2009
Fiction:  Trading dreams at midnight by Diane McKinney-Whetstone
Honor books:  Seen it all and done the rest by Pearl Cleage; Where the line bleeds by Jesmyn Ward
Non-fiction:  Ida : a sword among lions : Ida B. Wells and the campaign against lynching by Paula J. Giddings
Honor book:  Letter to my daughter by Maya Angelou
First novel:  Orange mint and honey by Carleen Brice
Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation:  Obama : the historic campaign in photographs by Deborah Willis and Kevin Merida

2008
Fiction:  New England white by Stephen L. Carter
Honor book:  Cold Running Creek by Zelda Lockhart
Non-fiction:  Ralph Ellison : a biography by Arnold Rampersad
Honor books:  Supreme discomfort : the divided soul of Clarence Thomas by Kevin Merida and Michael Fletcher; Silent gesture : autobiography of Tommie Smith by Tommie Smith with David Steele
First novel:  The rise : where neighbors are sometimes more by Chantal Ellen
Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation:  Let your motto be resistance : African American portraits by Deborah Willis

2007
Fiction:  After : a novel by Marita Golden
Honor books:  Fortunate son by Walter Mosley; Jump at the sun by Kim McLarin
Non-fiction:  The audacity of hope : thoughts on reclaiming the American dream by Barack Obama
Honor books:  A piece of cake : a memoir by Cupcake Brown; Medical apartheid : the dark history of medical experimentation on Black Americans from colonial times to the present by Harriett A. Washington
Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation:  Legacy : treasures of black history, edited by Thomas C. Battle and Donna M. Wells

2006
Fiction:  Third girl from the left by Martha Southgate
Honor books:  Snake walkers by J. Everett Prewitt; I got somebody in Staunton : stories by William Henry Lewis
Non-fiction:  Black crescent : the experience and legacy of African Muslims in the Americas by Michael A. Gomez
Honor books:  Fighting for America : black soldiers, the unsung heroes of World War II by Christopher Paul Moore; Self-taught : African American education in slavery and freedom by Heather Andrea Williams; Migrating to the movies : cinema and Black urban modernity by Jacqueline Stewart
First novel:  Freshwater road by Denise Nicholas
Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation:  Creating their own image : the history of African-American women artists by Lisa E. Farrington

2005
Fiction:  Leaving Cecil Street : a novel by Diane McKinney-Whetstone
Honor books:  Robbing Peter by Kia DuPree; Some people, some other place : a novel by J. California Cooper; The blackbird papers by Ian Smith
Nonfiction:  A continent for the taking : the tragedy and hope of Africa by Howard French
Honor books:  Wrestling with the muse : Dudley Randall and the Broadside Press by Melba Joyce Boyd; Black titan : A. G. Gaston and the making of a black American millionaire by Carol Jenkins and Elizabeth Gardner
First novel:  The darkest child by Delores Phillips
Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation:  Speak, so you can speak again : the life of Zora Neal Hurston by Lucy Anne Hurston

2004
Fiction:  Hottentot Venus : a novel by Barbara Chase-Riboud
Honor books:  Loving Donovan : a novel in three stories by Bernice L. McFadden; Joshua's bible by Shelly Leanne
Nonfiction:  In black and white : the life of Sammy Davis, Jr. by Wil Haygood
Honor books:  Freedom in the family : a mother-daughter memoir of the fight for civil rights by Tananarive Due and Patricia Stephens Due; Ella Baker and the Black freedom movement : a radical democratic vision by Barbara Ransby
First novel:  The known world by Edward P. Jones
Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation:  Colored pictures : race and visual representation by Michael D. Harris

2002
Fiction:  I wish I had a red dress : a novel by Pearl Cleage
Honor books:  John Henry Days : a novel by Colson Whitehead; Plain brown wrapper : an Alex Powell novel by Karen Grigsby Bates; West of Rehoboth by Alexs D. Pates
Nonfiction:  Vernon can read! : a memoir by Vernon E. Jordan
Honor books:  On her own ground : the life and times of Madam C. J. Walker by A’Lelia Bundles; Hoop roots by John Edgar Wideman; American patriots : the story of Blacks in the military from the Revolution to Desert Storm by Gail Lumet Buckley
First novel:  Gabriel’s story by David Anthony Durham
Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation:  Prime time blues : African Americans on network television by Donald Bogle

2001
Fiction:  The fisher king : a novel by Paule Marshall
Honor books:  All of me : a voluptuous tale by Venise T. Berry; Sugar by Bernice McFadden
Nonfiction:  Slavery in Florida : territorial days to emancipation by Larry Eugene Rivers
Honor books:  The art and history of black memorabilia by Larry V. Buster; Step into a world : a global anthology of the new Black literature edited by Kevin Powell
First novel:  Where I’m bound by Allen B. Ballard
Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation:  W.E.B. DuBois--the fight for equality and the American century, 1919-1963 by David Levering Lewis

2000
Fiction:  Ain't nobody's business if I do by Valerie Wilson Wesley
Honor books:  Those bones are not my child by Toni Cade Bambara; The ghost by Marc Olden; Imani all mine by Connie Porter; On the bus with Rosa Parks : poems by Rita Dove
Nonfiction:  Homelands and waterways : the American journey of the Bond family, 1846-1926 by Adele Logan Alexander
Honor books:  B. Smith : rituals & celebrations by Barbara Smith; Finding a place called home : a guide to African-American genealogy and historical identity by Dee Parmer Woodtor
First novel:  Inner city blues by Paula L. Woods
Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation:  Africana : the encyclopedia of the African and African American experience, edited by Kwame Anthony Appiah and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2d ed. (2005) here)

1999
Fiction:  The healing by Gayl Jones

Honor books:  A toast before dying : a Mali Anderson mystery by Grace F. Edwards; See no evil by Eleanor Taylor Bland

Nonfiction:  Spirits of the cloth : contemporary African-American quilts by Carolyn Mazloomi

Honor books:  Thurgood Marshall : American revolutionary by Juan Williams; Sacred bond : Black men and their mothers by Keith Michael Brown
Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation:  The history of Black business in America : capitalism, race, entrepreneurship by Juliet E. K. Walker

1998
Fiction:  The river where blood is born by Sandra Jackson-Opoku
Honor books:  Only twice I've wished for heaven : a novel by Dawn Turner Trice; The thang that ate my grandaddy's dog by John Calvin Rainey; Tryin' to sleep in the bed you made by Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant
First novel:  The view from here by Brian Keith Jackson
Nonfiction:  The black notebooks : an interior journey by Toi Derricotte
Honor books:  Jackie Robinson : a biography by Arnold Rampersad; Lest we forget : the passage from Africa to slavery and emancipation by Velma Maia Thomas; An original man : the life and times of Elijah Muhammad by Claude Andrew Clegg III
Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation:  Black Classic Press

1997
Fiction:  Sarah's psalm by Florence Ladd
Honor books:  Flight of the blackbird : a novel by Faye McDonald Smith; Gospel choirs : psalms of survival for an alien land called home by Derrick Bell

First novel:  Push : a novel by Sapphire
Nonfiction:  Sojourner Truth : a life, a symbol by Nell Irvin Painter

Honor books:  America is me : 170 fresh questions and answers on Black American history by Kennell Jackson; Deep sightings and rescue missions : fiction, essays, and conversations by Toni Cade Bambara and edited by Toni Morrison
Outstanding Contribution to Publishing:  Albert Murray (novelist, literature professor, and music scholar)

1996
Fiction:  RL's dream by Walter Mosley
Honor book:  The good Negress by A. J. Verdelle
Nonfiction:  Brotherman : the odyssey of black men in America, edited by Herb Boyd and Robert L. Allen
First novel:  An open weave by Devorah Major
Outstanding Contribution to Publishing:  Spooks, spies, and private eyes : Black mystery, crime & suspense fiction, edited by Paula L. Woods

1995
Fiction:  Rattlebone by Maxine Clair
Honor books:  I hear a symphony : African Americans celebrate love by Paula L. Woods and Felix H. Liddell; Rocking the babies by Linda Raymond
Nonfiction:  I've known rivers : lives of loss and liberation by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
Honor books:  Conversations with God : two centuries of prayers by African Americans edited by James Melvin Washington; Daughters : on family and fatherhood by Gerald Early
First novel:  The serpent's gift by Helen Elaine Lee
Outstanding Contribution to Publishing:  Feeling the spirit : searching the world for the people of Africa by Chester Higgins, Jr.

1994
Fiction:  A lesson before dying by Ernest J. Gaines

Honor books:  Getting right with God by Lionel Newton; Free enterprise by Michelle Cliff
First novel:  Losing Absalom : a novel by Alexs D. Pate
Nonfiction:  W.E.B. DuBois--biography of a race, 1868-1919 by David Levering Lewis
Honor books:  Nella Larsen, novelist of the Harlem Renaissance : a woman's life unveiled by Thadious Davis
Outstanding Contribution to Publishing:  Black women in America : an historical encyclopedia edited by Darlene C. Hine

Armitage-Jameson Prize for Western Women's History
The Coalition for Western Women's History awards the Armitage-Jameson Prize annually for the most outstanding monograph or edited volume published in western women's, gender, and sexuality history. The Prize is named in honor of Susan Armitage and Elizabeth Jameson for their pioneering work in the field of western women's history. For more information about Coalition for Western Women's history, sponsor of this award, click here.

2019  Colonial intimacies : interethnic kinship, sexuality, and marriage in southern California, 1760-1885 by Erika Perez
2018  Abolitionists, doctors, ranchers, and writers : a family journey through American history by Lynne Marie Getz

2017  Legal codes and talking trees : indigenous women's sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound borderlands, 1854-1946 by Katrina Jagodinsky

2016  Home rule : households, expansion, and national expansion on the eighteenth century Kentucky frontier by Honor Sachs

2015  Written as I remember it : teachings (þm̃s taþaw) from the life of a Sliammon elder by Elsie Paul ; edited by Paige Raibmon and Harmony Johnson

2014  From coveralls to zoot suits : the lives of Mexican American women on the World War II home front by Elizabeth R. Escobedo

2013  Across God's frontiers : Catholic sisters in the American West, 1850-1920 by Anne M. Butler; Honorable mention: Pregnancy, motherhood, and choice in twentieth century Arizona by Mary S. Melcher

2012  Recollecting : lives of aboriginal women of the Canadian Northwest and Borderlands, edited by Sarah Carter and Patricia McCormick

2011  Frontier feminist : Clarina Howard Nichols and the politics of motherhood by Marilyn S. Blackwell & Kristen Oertel

2010  White mother to a dark race : settler colonialism, maternalism, and the removal of indigenous children in the American West and Australia, 1880-1940 by Margaret Jacobs

Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award
The mission of the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award was "(T)o discover, assess, promote and distribute usable information that increases understanding of intolerance and bigotry, and, most importantly, that inspires and informs strategies and actions that have led, and can lead, to greater equity in a pluralist society. The Gustavus Myers Center for the study of bigotry and human rights, sponsor of these awards, was disbanded in 2009. For more information about the Gustavus Myers Center for the study of bigotry and human rights, click here.

2008-2009
Slavery by another name : the re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon
Ida : a sword among lions : Ida B. Wells and the campaign against lynching by Paula J. Giddings
Asylum denied : a refugee's struggle for safety in America by David Ngaruri Kenney and Philp G. Schrag
My Guantánamo diary : the detainees and the stories they told me by Mahvish Rukhsana Khan
Bella Abzug : how one tough broad from the Bronx fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, pissed off Jimmy Carter, battled for the rights of women and workers, rallied against war and for the planet, and shook up politics along the way by Suzanne Braun Levine and Mary Thom
Someone knows my name by Lawrence Hill
Everyday antiracism : getting real about race in school, edited by Mica Pollock
Bringing human rights home, edited by Cynthia Soohoo, Catherine Albisa, and Martha Davis
Drifting toward love : black, brown, gay and coming of age on the streets of New York by Kai Wright
The latehomecomer : a Hmong family memoir by Kao Kalia Yang

2007
The history of my shoes and the evolution of Darwin's theory by Kenny Fries
Lose your mother : a journey along the Atlantic slave route by Saidiya Hartman
The revolution will not be funded : beyond the non-profit industrial complex, edited by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
The secret powers of naming by Sara Littlecrow-Russell
Dancing on live embers : challenging racism in organizations by Tina Lopes & Barb Thomas
Clinging to mammy : the faithful slave in twentieth-century America by Micki McElya
Anti-Arab racism in the USA : where it comes from and what it means for politics today by Steven Salaita
Getting it : a novel by Alex Sanchez
The cost of privilege : taking on the system of white supremacy and racism by Chip Smith
Medical apartheid : the dark history of medical experimentation on Black Americans from colonial times to the present by Harriet A. Washington

2006
What if all the kids are white? : anti-bias multicultural education with young children and families (2d ed) by Louise Derman-Sparks; Patricia G. Ramsey; with Julie Olsen Edward
Roots, too : white ethnic revival in post-civil rights America by Matthew Frye Jacobson
The color of wealth : the story behind the U.S. racial wealth divide by Meizhu Lui, Barbara Robles, Betsy Leondar Wright, Rose M. Brewer, and Rebecca Adamson
Freedom is not enough : the opening of the American workplace by Nancy MacLean
We are all suspects now : untold stories from immigrant communities after 9/11 by Tram Nguyen
Storming Caesars Palace : how Black mothers fought their own war on poverty by Annelise Orleck
Creating Black Americans : African-American history and its meanings, 1619 to the present by Nell Irvin Painter
And Tango makes three by Justin Richardson; Peter Parnell; Henry Cole
Lighting the way : nine women who changed modern America by Karenna Gore Schiff
Covering : the hidden assault on our civil rights by Kenji Yoshino

2005
Selling women short : the landmark battle for workers' rights at Wal-Mart by Liza Featherstone
The forbidden book : the Philippine-American War in political cartoons by Abraham Ignacio, Enrique de la Cruz, Jorge Emmanuel, and Helen Toribio
Let's talk about race by Julius Lester; illustrated by Karen Barbour
Beyond diversity day : a Q & A on gay and lesbian issues in schools by Arthur Lipkin
Sundown towns : a hidden dimension of American racism by James Loewen
Homeland by Dale Maharidge; photographs by Michael Williamson
John Brown, abolitionist : the man who killed slavery, sparked the Civil War, and seeded civil rights by David S. Reynolds
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster boy by Gary D. Schmidt
Undivided rights : women of color organize for reproductive justice by Jael Miriam Silliman, Marlene Gerber Fried, Loretta Ross, and Elena R. Gutierrez
Conquest : sexual violence and American Indian genocide by Andrea Smith

2004
To stand and fight : the struggle for civil rights in postwar New York City by Martha Biondi
BRIDGE : building a race and immigration dialogue in the global economy : a popular education resource for immigrant & refugee community organizers by Eunice Hyunhye Cho, Francisco Arguelles, Miriam Ching Yoon Louie, Sasha Khokha
Warrior poet : a biography of Audre Lorde by Alexis De Veaux
It's test day, Tiger Turcotte by Pansie Hart Flood; illustrated by Amy Wummer
Screaming monkeys : critiques of Asian American images, edited by M. Evelina Galang
Civil rights in peril : the targeting of Arabs and Muslims, edited by Elaine C. Hagopian
The lavender scare : the Cold War persecution of gays and lesbians in the federal government by David K. Johnson
Passing it on : a memoir by Yuri Nakahara Kochiyama
Race in the schoolyard : negotiating the color line in classrooms and communities by Amanda E. Lewis
The working poor : invisible in America by David K. Shipler

2003
Eyes off the prize : the United Nations and the African American struggle for human rights, 1944-1955 by Carol Anderson
Rights of inclusion : law and identity in the life stories of Americans with disabilities by David M. Engel and Frank W. Munger
Subversive southerner : Anne Braden and the struggle for racial justice in the Cold War South by Catherine Fosl
Prison nation : the warehousing of America's poor, edited by Tara Herivel and Paul Wright
Lessons from Turtle Island : Native curriculum in early childhood classrooms by Guy Jones and Sally Moomaw
The interpreter : a novel by Suki Kim
Troubling education : queer activism and antioppressive education by Kevin K. Kumashiro
Reaching for the sun : kids in Cuba by Trish Marx and Cindy Karp
Ella Baker and the Black freedom movement : a radical democratic vision by Barbara Ransby
The democracy owners' manual : a practical guide to changing the world by Jim Shultz
When race becomes real : black and white writers confront their personal histories, edited by Bernestine Singley
Race in the college classroom : pedagogy and politics, edited by Bonnie TuSmith and Maureen Reddy

2002
Fire in Beulah by Rilla Askew
A place to stand : the making of a poet by Jimmy Santiago Baca
Cultural dilemmas in progressive politics : styles of engagement among grassroots activists by Stephen Hart
Witness by Karen Hesse
Telling to live : Latina feminist testimonios by Latina Feminist Group
Erased faces : a novel by Graciela Limón
Crossing over : a Mexican family on the migrant trail by Rubén Martinez
Welfare racism : playing the race card against America's poor by Kenneth J. Neubeck and Noel Cazenave
A history of affirmative action, 1619-2000 by Philip F. Rubio
Policing the poor : from slave plantation to public housing by Neil Websdale

2001
Right-wing populism in America : too close for comfort by Chip Berlet and Matthew N. Lyons
Civil rights since 1787 : a reader on the Black struggle, edited by Jonathan Birnbaum and Clarence Taylor
Bad boys : public schools in the making of Black masculinity by Ann Arnett Ferguson
Solidarity blues : race, culture, and the American left by Richard Iton

To make our world anew : a history of African Americans, edited by Robin D. G. Kelley and Earl Lewis
Passport photos by Amitava Kumar
Invisible lives : the erasure of transsexual and transgendered people by Viviane K. Namaste
Because of the kids : facing racial and cultural differences in schools by Jennifer E. Obidah and Karen Manheim Teel
After postcolonialism : remapping Philippines-United States confrontations by E. San Juan, Jr.
The Cherokee lottery : a sequence of poems by William Jay Smith
Construction sites : excavating race, class, and gender among urban youth, edited by Lois Weis and Michelle Fine
Unbending gender : why family and work conflict and what to do about it by Joan Williams

2000
Gay parents/straight schools : building communication and trust by Virginia Casper
Mobilizing resentment : conservative resurgence from the John Birch Society to the Promise Keepers by Jean Hardisty
When equality ends : stories about race and resistance by Richard Delgado
Le racisme expliqué à ma fille by Tahar Ben Jelloun (English ed. is "Racism explained to my daughter")
Those bones are not my child by Toni Cade Bambara
A gesture life by Chang-rae Lee
All souls : a family story from Southie by Michael Patrick MacDonald
Achieving the impossible dream : how Japanese Americans obtained redress by Mitchell T. Maki
Kinship : a family's journey in Africa and America by Philippe Wamba
The earth shall weep : a history of Native America by James Wilson
Interracial justice : conflict and reconciliation in post-civil rights America by Eric K. Yamamoto
Voices of resistance : testimonies of Cuban and Chilean women by Judy Maloof
Reinventing the enemy's language : contemporary native women's writing of North America, edited by Joy Harjo and Gloria Bird

The Kiriyama Prize
The Kiriyama Prize was established by Pacific Rim Voices in 1996 to recognize outstanding books about the Pacific Rim and South Asia that encourage greater mutual understanding of and among the peoples and nations of this vast and culturally diverse region.  This prize was suspended in 2008.

2008
Fiction

Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones

Nonfiction

The fragile edge : diving and other adventures in the South Pacific by Julia Whitty

2007
Fiction

Blind willow, sleeping woman : twenty-four stories by Haruki Murakami ; translated by Phillip Gabriel and Jay Rubin

Nonfiction

Three cups of tea : one man's mission to promote peace . . . one school at a time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

2006
Fiction

The hummingbird's daughter : a novel by Luis Alberto Urrea

Nonfiction

The reindeer people : living with animals and spirits in Siberia by Piers Vitebsky

2005
Fiction

Maps for lost lovers by Nadeem Aslam

Nonfiction

Maximum city : Bombay lost and found by Suketu Mehta

2004
Fiction

The girl who played go by Shan Sa

Nonfiction

Dancing with strangers : Europeans and Australians at first contact by Inga Clendinnen

2002
Fiction

Family matters by Rohinton Mistry

Nonfiction

From the land of green ghosts : a Burmese odyssey by Pascal Khoo Thwe

2001
Fiction

Dogside story by Patricia Grace

Nonfiction

River town : two years on the Yangtze by Peter Hessler

2000
Fiction
Anil's ghost by Michael Ondaatje
Nonfiction
Things that must not be forgotten : a childhood in wartime China by David Michael Kwan

1999
Fiction
Three-legged horse by Cheng Ch'ing-wen, various translators
Nonfiction
Catfish and Mandala : a two-wheeled journey through the landscape and memory of Vietnam by Andrew X. Pham

1998
Fiction
My year of meats by Ruth L. Ozeki

1997
Nonfiction
Japan : a reinterpretation by Patrick Smith

1996
Fiction
Audrey Hepburn's neck by Alan Brown

Lambda Literary Award 2009-2019
The Lambda Literary Awards identify and celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year and affirm that LGBTQ stories are part of the literature of the world. The Lammys, which receive national and international media attention, bring together 600 attendees—including nominees, celebrities, sponsors, and publishing executives—to celebrate excellence in LGBTQ publishing. It is the most prestigious and glamorous LGBTQ literary event in the world. Winning a Lammy can literally launch a writer's career. For more information about the Lambda Literary Foundation, sponsor of these awards, click here.

2019
Transgender Poetry: HULL by Xandria Phillips

Transgender Nonfiction: We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan, edited by Ellis Martin and Zach Ozma

Transgender Fiction: Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian) by Hazel Jane Plante

Studies: All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence by Emily L. Thuma

Science Fiction/ Fantasy/Horror: The Deep by Rivers Solomon, with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes

Nonfiction: In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

Erotica: Whore Foods by LA Warman

Comics: Cannonball by Kelsey Wroten

Children’s/Young Adult: Hazel's Theory of Evolution by Lisa Jenn Bigelow

Children’s/Young Adult: The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante

Lesbian Romance: Aurora’s Angel: A Dark Fantasy Romance by Emily Noon

Lesbian Poetry: & more black by t'ai freedom ford

Lesbian Mystery: Galileo by Ann McMan

Lesbian Memoir/Biography: We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir by Samra Habib

Lesbian Fiction: Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn

Gay Romance: Joseph Chapman: My Molly Life by James Lovejoy

Gay Poetry: SLINGSHOT by Cyrée Jarelle Johnson

Gay Mystery: Carved in Bone: A Henry Rios Novel by Michael Nava

Gay Memoir/Biography: How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones

Gay Fiction: Lot by Bryan Washington

Bisexual Poetry: Pet Sounds by Stephanie Young

Bisexual Nonfiction: Socialist Realism by Trisha Low

Bisexual Fiction: Exquisite Mariposa by Fiona Alison Duncan

2018
Transgender Nonfiction: Histories of the Transgender Child by Julian Gill-Peterson

Transgender Poetry: lo terciario / the tertiary by Raquel Salas Rivera

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror: The Breath of the Sun by Isaac R. Fellman

Studies: Toxic Silence: Race, Black Gender Identity, and Addressing the Violence Against Black Transgender Women in Houston by William T. Hoston

Transgender Fiction: Little Fish by Casey Plett

Lesbian Romance: Beowulf For Cretins: A Love Story by Ann McMan

Nonfiction: Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry by Imani Perry

Lesbian Poetry: Each Tree Could Hold a Noose or a House by Ru Puro

Lesbian Memoir/Biography: Chronology by Zahra Patterson

Lesbian Mystery: A Study in Honor: A Novel by Claire O'Dell

Graphic Novel: The Lie and How We Told It by Tommi Parrish

Lesbian Fiction: The Tiger Flu by Larissa Lai

Gay Mystery: Late Fees: A Pinx Video Mystery by Marshall Thornton

Gay Poetry: Indecency by Justin Phillip Reed

Gay Romance: Crashing Upwards by S. C. Wynne

Erotica: Miles & Honesty in SCFSX! by Blue Delliquanti & Kazimir Lee

Gay Fiction: Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead

Gay Memoir/Biography: No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America by Darnell L. Moore

Bisexual Nonfiction: Out of Step: A Memoir by Anthony Moll

Bisexual Poetry: We Play a Game by Duy Doan

Children's/Young Adult: Hurricane Child by Kacen Callender

Drama: Draw the Circle by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen

Anthology: Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture by Roxane Gay

Bisexual Fiction: Disoriental by Négar Djavadi, translated by Tina Kover

Anthology: As You Like It: The Gerald Kraak Anthology African Perspectives on Gender, Social Justice and Sexuality, Volume II by Jacana Media

2017
LESBIAN FICTION Here comes the sun : a novel by Nicole Dennis-Benn

GAY FICTION The angel of history by Rabih Alameddine

BISEXUAL FICTION Marrow Island by Alexis M. Smith

BISEXUAL NONFICTION Black dove : mamá, mi’jo, and me by Ana Castillo

BISEXUAL POETRY Mouth to mouth by Abigail Child

TRANSGENDER FICTION Small beauty by jia qing wilson-yang

TRANSGENDER NONFICTION Life beyond my body : a transgender journey to manhood in China by Lei Ming and Lura Frazey

LESBIAN POETRY Life in a box is a pretty life by Dawn Lundy Martin

GAY POETRY Thief in the interior by Phillip B. Williams

TRANSGENDER POETRY Reacquainted with life by KOKUMO

LESBIAN MYSTERY Pathogen by Jessica L. Webb

GAY MYSTERY Speakers of the dead : a Walt Whitman mystery by J. Aaron Sanders

LESBIAN MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY The wind is spirit : the life, love and legacy of Audre Lorde by Gloria Joseph

GAY MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY When we rise : my life in the movement by Cleve Jones

LESBIAN ROMANCE The scorpion's empress by Yoshiyuki Ly

GAY ROMANCE Into the blue by Pene Henson

LGBT EROTICA Soul to keep by Rebekah Weatherspoon

LGBT ANTHOLOGY The remedy : queer and trans voices on health and health care by Zena Sharman

LGBT CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT Girl mans up by M-E. Girard

LGBT DRAMA Barbecue ; Bootycandy by Robert O'Hara

LGBT NONFICTION How to survive a plague : the story of how activists and scientists tamed AIDS by David France

LGBT GRAPHIC NOVELS Wuvable Oaf : blood & metal by Ed Luce

LGBT SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY/HORROR The devourers by Indra Das

LGBT STUDIES Sex museums : the politics and performance of display by Jennifer Tyburczy

2016
LESBIAN FICTION Under the Udala trees by Chinelo Okparanta

GAY FICTION God in pink by Hasan Namir

BISEXUAL FICTION The life and death of Sophie Stark by Anna North

BISEXUAL NONFICTION Irrepressible : the Jazz Age life of Henrietta Bingham by Emily Bingham

TRANSGENDER FICTION Tiny pieces of skull; or, a lesson in manners by Roz Kaveney

LESBIAN DEBUT FICTION A love like blood by Victor Yates

LESBIAN NONFICTION "No one helped" : Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the myth of urban apathy by Marcia M. Gallo

TRANSGENDER NONFICTION Born on the edge of race and gender : a voice for cultural competency by Willy Wilkinson

LESBIAN POETRY Life in a box is a pretty life by Dawn Lundy Martin

GAY POETRY Crevasse by Nicholas Wong; Reconnaissance by Carl Phillips

TRANSGENDER POETRY succubus in my pocket by kari edwards

LESBIAN MYSTERY Ordinary mayhem by Victoria Brownworth; Tarnished gold by Ann Aptaker

GAY MYSTERY Boystown 7 : bloodlines by Marshall Thornton

LESBIAN MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY Objects in mirror are closer than they appear by Kate Carroll de Gutes

GAY MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY James Merrill : life and art by Langdon Hammer

LESBIAN ROMANCE Making a comeback by Julie Blair

GAY ROMANCE When skies have fallen by Debbie McGowan

LESBIAN EROTICA The muse by Meghan O'Brien

GAY EROTICA Érotiques suprèmes by Miodrag Kojadinovic

LESBIAN ANTHOLOGY (Fiction) Beyond : the queer sci-fi & fantasy comic anthology, edited by Sfé R. Monster and Taneka Stotts

LESBIAN ANTHOLOGY (Nonfiction) Glitter and grit : queer performance from the Heels on Wheels femme galaxy, edited by Damien Luxe, Heather M. Ács, and Sabina Ibarrola

LESBIAN CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT George by Alex Gino

LESBIAN DRAMA Bright half life by Tanya Barfield

LGBT GRAPHIC NOVELS The less than epic adventures of TJ & Amal by EK Weaver

LGBT SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY/HORROR The gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan

LGBT STUDIES A taste for brown bodies : gay modernity and cosmopolitan desire by Hiram Pérez

2015
BISEXUAL FICTION Give it to me : a novel by Ana Castillo

BISEXUAL NONFICTION Fire shut up in my bones : a memoir by Charles M. Blow

GAY EROTICA The King by Tiffany Reisz

GAY GENERAL FICTION I loved you more : a novel by Tom Spanbauer

GAY MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY The Prince of Los Cocuyos by Richard Blanco; Tennessee Williams : mad pilgrimage of the flesh by John Lahr

GAY MYSTERY Blackmail, my love : a murder mystery by Katie Gilmartin

GAY POETRY [insert] boy by Danez Smith

GAY ROMANCE Salvation : a novel of the Civil War by Jeff Mann

LESBIAN EROTICA Lesbian sex bible by Diana Cage

LESBIAN GENERAL FICTION Yabo by Alexis De Veaux

LESBIAN MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY Ain't gonna let nobody turn me around : forty years of movement building with Barbara Smith, edited by Alethia Jones and Virginia Eubanks, with Barbara Smith

LESBIAN MYSTERY The old deep and dark : a Jane Lawless mystery by Ellen Hart

LESBIAN POETRY Mysterious acts by my people by Valerie Wetlaufer

LESBIAN ROMANCE The farmer's daughter by Robbi McCoy

LESBIAN ANTHOLOGY Understanding and teaching U. S. lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history by Leila J. Rupp and Susan K. Freeman

LESBIAN CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT Five, six, seven, Nate! by Tim Federle

LGBT DEBUT The walk-in closet by Abdi Nazemian

LESBIAN DRAMA Bootycandy by Robert O’Hara

LGBT GRAPHIC NOVELS Second Avenue caper by Joyce Brabner; art by Mark Zingarelli

LESBIAN NONFICTION Hold tight gently : Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the battlefield of AIDS by Martin Duberman

LGBT SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY/HORROR Bitter Waters by Chaz Brenchley

LGBT STUDIES Delectable Negro : human consumption and homoeroticism within U. S. slave culture, edited by Vincent Woodard, Justin A. Joyce and Dwight McBride

TRANSGENDER FICTION A safe girl to love by Casey Plett

TRANSGENDER NONFICTION Man alive : a true story of violence, forgiveness and becoming a man by Thomas Page McBee

2014
TRANSGENDER FICTION Wanting in Arabic by Trish Salah

BISEXUAL FICTION My education by Susan Choi

GAY GENERAL FICTION Mundo cruel : stories by Luis Negron; translated by Suzanne Jill Levine

LESBIAN GENERAL FICTION Happiness, like water : stories by Chinelo Okparanta

LESBIAN DEBUT FICTION Descendants of Hagar by Nik Nicholson

TRANSGENDER NONFICTION The end of San Francisco by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

BISEXUAL NONFICTION The B word : bisexuality in contemporary film and television by Maria San Filippo

LESBIAN NONFICTION White girls by Hilton Als

GAY POETRY Unpeopled Eden by Rigoberto Gonzalez

LESBIAN POETRY Rise in the fall by Ana Bozicevic

GAY MYSTERY The prisoner of the Riviera : a Francis Bacon mystery by Janice Law

LESBIAN MYSTERY High desert by Katherine V. Forrest

GAY MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY A heaven of words : last journals by Glenway Wescott, edited by Jerry Rosco

LESBIAN MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY Body geographic by Barrie Jean Borich

GAY ROMANCE Into this river I drown by TJ Klune

LESBIAN ROMANCE Clean slate by Andrea Bramhall

GAY EROTICA The Padisah's son and the fox : an erotic novella by Alex Jeffers

LESBIAN EROTICA Wild girls, wild nights : true lesbian sex stories, edited by Sacchi Green

LESBIAN ANTHOLOGY Queer Africa : new and collected fiction, edited by Karen Martin and Makhosazana Xaba; Who's yer daddy? : gay writers celebrate their mentors and forerunners, edited by Jim Elledge and David Groff

LESBIAN CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT If you could be mine by Sara Farizan; Two boys kissing by David Levithan

LESBIAN DRAMA Tom at the farm by Michel Marc Bouchard

LGBT GRAPHIC NOVEL Calling Dr. Laura : a graphic memoir by Nicole J. Georges

LGBT SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY/HORROR Death by silver by Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold

LGBT STUDIES Safe space : gay neighborhood history and the politics of violence by Christina B. Hanhardt

2013
TRANSGENDER FICTION The collection : short fiction from the transgender vanguard, edited by Tom Léger and Riley MacLeod

TRANSGENDER NONFICTION Transfeminist perspectives in and beyond transgender and gender studies, edited by Anne Enke

BISEXUAL LITERATURE In one person : a novel by John Irving; My awesome place : the autobiography of Cheryl B by Cheryl Burke

GAY GENERAL FICTION Everything begins and ends at the Kentucky Club by Benjamin Alire Saenz

GAY MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY Fire in the belly : the life and times of David Wojnarowicz by Cynthia Carr

GAY MYSTERY Lake on the mountain : a Dan Sharp mystery by Jeffrey Round

GAY POETRY He do the gay man in different voices by Stephen S. Mills

GAY ROMANCE Kamikaze boys by Jay Bell

GAY EROTICA The facialist by Mykola Dementiuk

LESBIAN GENERAL FICTION The world we found : a novel by Thrity N. Umrigar

LESBIAN MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY Why be happy when you could be normal? by Jeanette Winterson

LESBIAN MYSTERY Ill will by J. M. Redmann

LESBIAN POETRY Sea and fog by Etel Adnan

LESBIAN ROMANCE Month of Sundays by Yolanda Wallace

LESBIAN EROTICA The harder she comes : butch/femme erotica by D. L. King

LESBIAN ANTHOLOGY No straight lines : four decades of queer comics, edited by Justin Hall

LESBIAN CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

LESBIAN DEBUT FICTION The summer we got free by Mia McKenzie
LESBIAN DRAMA The myopia and other plays by David Greenspan and Marc Robinson

LESBIAN NONFICTION Flagrant conduct : the story of Lawrence v. Texas : how a bedroom arrest decriminalized gay Americans by Dale Carpenter

LGBT SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY/HORROR Green thumb by Tom Cardamone

LGBT STUDIES Performing queer Latinidad : dance, sexuality, politics by Ramón H. Rivera-Servera

2012
LESBIAN DEBUT FICTION Zipper mouth by Laurie Weeks

LESBIAN GENERAL FICTION Six metres of pavement : a novel by Farzana Doctor

LESBIAN MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY When we were outlaws : a memoir of love & revolution by Jeanne Córdova

LESBIAN MYSTERY Dying to live by Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou

LESBIAN POETRY Love cake by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

LESBIAN ROMANCE Taken by surprise by Kenna White

LESBIAN EROTICA Story of L by Debra Hyde

GAY DEBUT FICTION Quarantine : stories by Rahul Mehta

GAY GENERAL FICTION The empty family : stories by Colm Tóibín

GAY MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY The Jack Bank : a memoir of a South African childhood by Glen Retief

GAY MYSTERY Red white black and blue by Richard Stevenson

GAY POETRY A fast life : the collected poems of Tim Dlugos, edited by David Trinidad

GAY ROMANCE Every time I think of you by Jim Provenzano

GAY EROTICA All together by Dirk Vanden

TRANSGENDER FICTION Take me there : trans and genderqueer erotica, edited by Tristan Taormino

TRANSGENDER NONFICTION Tango : my childhood, backwards and in high heels by Justin Vivian Bond

BISEXUAL FICTION The correspondence artist by Barbara Browning

BISEXUAL NONFICTION The horizontal poet by Jan Steckel

LESBIAN ANTHOLOGY Gay Latino studies : a critical reader, edited by Michael Hames-García and Ernesto Javier Martínez

LESBIAN CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT Putting makeup on the fat boy by Bil Wright

LESBIAN DRAMA A menopausal gentleman : the solo performances of Peggy Shaw by Peggy Shaw

LESBIAN NONFICTION A queer history of the United States by Michael Bronski

LGBT SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY/HORROR The German by Lee Thomas

LGBT STUDIES Sister arts : the erotics of lesbian landscapes, by Lisa L. Moore

2011
BISEXUAL FICTION The lunatic, the lover, and the poet by Myrlin A. Hermes

BISEXUAL NONFICTION Border sexualities, border families in schools, by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

TRANSGENDER FICTION Holding still for as long as possible by Zoe Whittall

TRANSGENDER NONFICTION Balancing on the mechitza : transgender in Jewish community, edited by Noach Dzmura

LESBIAN ANTHOLOGY Gender outlaws : the next generation, edited by Kate Bornstein & S. Bear Bergman

LESBIAN CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT Wildthorn by Jane Eagland

LESBIAN DRAMA Oedipus at Palm Springs : a Five Lesbian Brothers play by Maureen Angelos

LESBIAN NONFICTION King Kong theory by Virginie Despentes

LGBT SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY/HORROR Diana Comet and other improbable stories by Sandra McDonald

LGBT STUDIES Another country : queer anti-urbanism by Scott Herring; Assuming a body : transgender and rhetorics of materiality by Gayle Salamon

LESBIAN DEBUT FICTION Sub Rosa by Amber Dawn

LESBIAN EROTICA Sometimes she lets me : best butch/femme erotica, edited by Tristan Taormina

LESBIAN FICTION Inferno (a poet's novel) by Eileen Myles

LESBIAN MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY Hammer!: making movies out of sex and life by Barbara Hammer; Wishbone : a memoir in fractures by Julie Marie Wade

LESBIAN MYSTERY Fever of the bone by Val McDermid

LESBIAN POETRY The nights also by Anna Swanson

LESBIAN ROMANCE River walker by Cate Culpepper

GAY DEBUT FICTION Bob the book by David Pratt

GAY EROTICA Teleny and Camille by Jon Macy

GAY FICTION Union Atlantic : a novel by Adam Haslett

GAY MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY Secret historian : the life and times of Samuel Steward, professor, tattoo artist, and sexual renegade by Justin Spring

GAY MYSTERY Echoes by David Lennon

GAY POETRY Pleasure by Brian Teare

GAY ROMANCE Normal Miguel by Erik Orrantia

2010
LESBIAN ANTHOLOGY Portland queer : tales of the Rose City, edited by Ariel Gore

LESBIAN CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT Sprout by Dale Peck

LESBIAN DRAMA The collected plays of Mart Crowley by Mart Crowley

LESBIAN NONFICTION The Greeks and Greek love by James Davidson

LGBT SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY/HORROR Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente

LGBT STUDIES The straight state : sexuality and citizenship in twentieth-century America by Margot Canaday

BISEXUAL FICTION Holy Communion by Mykola Dementiuk; Love you two by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

BISEXUAL NONFICTION Leaving India : my family's journey from five villages to five continents by Minal Hajratwala

TRANSGENDER Lynnee Breedlove's one freak show by Lynn Breedlove

LESBIAN DEBUT FICTION The creamsickle by Rhiannon Argo

GAY DEBUT FICTION Blue boy by Rakesh Satyal

LESBIAN EROTICA Lesbian cowboys, edited by Sacchi Green & Rakelle Valencia

GAY EROTICA Impossible princess by Kevin Killian

LESBIAN FICTION A field guide to deception by Jill Malone

GAY FICTION Lake Overturn by Vestal McIntyre

LESBIAN MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY The talented Miss Highsmith : the secret life and serious art of Patricia Highsmith by Joan Schenkar

GAY MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY Ardent spirits : leaving home, coming back by Reynolds Price

LESBIAN MYSTERY Death of a dying man by J. M. Redmann

GAY MYSTERY What we remember by Michael Thomas Ford

LESBIAN POETRY Zero at the bone by Stacie Cassarino

GAY POETRY Sweet core orchard by Benjamin S. Grossberg

LESBIAN ROMANCE The sublime and spirited voyage of original sin by Colette Moody

GAY ROMANCE Drama queers! by Frank Anthony Polito

2009
LGBT ANTHOLOGIES Our Caribbean : a gathering of lesbian and gay writing from the Antilles, edited by Thomas Glave

BISEXUAL Open : love, sex, and life in an open marriage by Jenny Block

TRANSGENDER Intersex (for lack of a better word) by Thea Hillman

LGBT CHILDRENS/YOUNG ADULT Out of the Pocket by Bill Konigsberg

LESBIAN DRAMA The second coming of Joan of Arc by Carolyn Gage

LESBIAN NONFICTION Loving the difficult by Jane Rule

LGBT SCI-FI/FANTASY/HORROR Turnskin by Nicole Kimberling

LGBT STUDIES Criminal intimacy : prison and the uneven history of modern American sexuality by Regina Kunzel

LESBIAN DEBUT FICTION The bruise by Magdalena Zurawski

LESBIAN EROTICA In deep waters 2 : cruising the strip by Radclyffe and Karin Kallmaker

LESBIAN GENERAL FICTON The sealed letter by Emma Donoghue; All the pretty girls by Chandra Mayor

LESBIAN MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY Sex talks to girls : a memoir by Maureen Seaton

LESBIAN MYSTERY Whacked by Josie Gordon

LESBIAN POETRY love belongs to those who do the feeling by Judy Grahn

LESBIAN ROMANCE The kiss that counted by Karin Kallmaker

GAY DEBUT FICTION Finlater by Shawn Stewart Ruff

GAY EROTICA Best gay erotica 2009 by Richard Labonte & James Lear

GAY GENERAL FICTION We disappear by Scott Heim

GAY MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY Edward Carpenter : a life of liberty and love by Sheila Rowbotham

GAY MYSTERY First you fall by Scott Sherman

GAY POETRY Fire to fire : new and selected poems by Mark Doty; Now you're the enemy : poems by James Allen Hall

GAY ROMANCE Got 'til it's gone by Larry Duplechan

Lambda Literary Award 2008-1999
The Lambda Literary Awards identify and celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year and affirm that LGBTQ stories are part of the literature of the world. The Lammys, which receive national and international media attention, bring together 600 attendees—including nominees, celebrities, sponsors, and publishing executives—to celebrate excellence in LGBTQ publishing. It is the most prestigious and glamorous LGBTQ literary event in the world. Winning a Lammy can literally launch a writer's career. For more information about the Lambda Literary Foundation, sponsor of these awards, click here.

2008
LESBIAN ANTHOLOGY First person queer : who we are (so far), edited by Richard Labonte and Lawrence Schimel

BISEXUAL Split screen by Brent Hartinger

TRANSGENDER Transparent by Cris Beam

LGBT CHILDRENS/YOUNG ADULT Hero by Perry Moore

LESBIAN DRAMA Return to the Caffe Cino by edited by Steve Susoyev and George Birimisa

LESBIAN NONFICTION Gay artists in modern American culture : an imagined conspiracy by Michael S. Sherry

LGBT SCI-FI/FANTASY/HORROR The dust of Wonderland by Lee Thomas

LGBT STUDIES Between women : friendship, desire, and marriage in Victorian England by Sharon Marcus

LESBIAN DEBUT FICTION Among other things, I've taken up smoking by Aoibheann Sweeney

LESBIAN GENERAL FICTION The IHOP papers by Ali Liebegott

LESBIAN MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY And now we are going to have a party : liner notes to a writer's early life by Nicola Griffith

LESBIAN MYSTERY Wall of Silence, Gabrielle Goldsby

LESBIAN ROMANCE Out of love by K. G. MacGregor

GAY DEBUT FICTION A push and a shove by Christopher Kelly

GAY GENERAL FICTION Call me by your name by Andre Aciman

GAY MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY Mississippi sissy by Kevin Sessums

GAY MYSTERY Murder in the Rue Chartres by Greg Herren

GAY ROMANCE Changing tides by Michael Thomas Ford

ARTS & CULTURE The view from here by Matthew Hays

LGBT EROTICA Homosex : 60 years of gay erotica, edited by Simon Sheppard

SPIRITUALITY The after-death room by Michael McColly

LGBT POETRY Blackbird and Wolf by Henri Cole

2007
LESBIAN ANTHOLOGY Love, Bourbon Street : a celebration of New Orleans, edited by Greg Herren & Paul J. Willis

BISEXUAL The bisexual's guide to the universe : quips, tips, and lists for those who go both ways by Michael Szymanski & Nicole Kristal

TRANSGENDER The transgender studies reader, edited by Susan Stryker & Stephen Whittle

LGBT CHILDRENS/YOUNG ADULT The full spectrum : a new generation of writing about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and other identities, edited by David Levithan & Billy Merrell

LESBIAN DRAMA 1001 beds by Tim Miller

LESBIAN NONFICTION Gay L.A. : a history of sexual outlaws, power politics, and lipstick lesbians by Lillian Faderman & Stuart Timmons

LGBT SCI-FI/FANTASY/HORROR Izzy and Eve by Neal Drinnan

LGBT STUDIES Their own receive them not : African American lesbians and gays in Black churches by Horace Griffin

LESBIAN DEBUT FICTION The teahouse fire by Ellis Avery

LESBIAN EROTICA Walk like a man by Laurinda D. Brown

LESBIAN GENERAL FICTION The night watch by Sarah Waters

LESBIAN MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY Fun home : a family tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

LESBIAN MYSTERY The art of detection by Laurie R. King

LESBIAN POETRY Lemon hound by Sina Queyras

LESBIAN ROMANCE Fresh tracks by Georgia Beers

GAY DEBUT FICTION Suspension by Robert Westfield

GAY EROTICA A history of barbed wire by Jeff Mann

GAY GENERAL FICTION Suspension by Robert Westfield

GAY MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY The bill from my father : a memoir by Bernard Cooper

GAY MYSTERY The Lucky Elephant Restaurant by Garry Ryan

GAY POETRY A history of my tattoo by Jim Elledge

GAY ROMANCE When the stars come out by Rob Byrnes

ARTS & CULTURE Gay L.A. : a history of sexual outlaws, power politics, and lipstick lesbians by Lillian Faderman & Stuart Timmons

HUMOR My lucky star by Joe Keenan

2006
ANTHOLOGIES Freedom in this village : 25 years of black, gay men's writing, edited by E. Lynn Harris

BELLES LETTRES The tricky part : one boy's fall from trespass into grace by Martin Moran

BIOGRAPHY February house by Sherrill Tippins

CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT Swimming in the monsoon sea by Shyam Selvadurai

EROTICA Stolen moments : erotic interludes 2, edited by Stacia Seaman and Radclyffe

GAY MEN'S DEBUT FICTION You are not the one by Vestal McIntyre

GAY MEN'S FICTION The sluts by Dennis Cooper

GAY MEN'S MYSTERY One of these things is not like the other by D. Travers Scott

GAY MEN'S POETRY Crush by Richard Siken

HUMOR Don't get too comfortable by David Rakoff

LESBIAN DEBUT FICTION The beautifully worthless by Ali Leibegott

LESBIAN FICTION Babyji : a novel by Abha Dawesar

LESBIAN MYSTERY Desert blood : the Juárez murders by Alicia Gaspar De Alba

LESBIAN POETRY Directed by desire : collected poems by June Jordan

LGBT STUDIES When heroes love : the ambiguity of eros in the stories of Gilgamesh and David by Susan Ackerman

NONFICTION Words to our now : imagination and dissent by Thomas Glave

ROMANCE Distant shores, silent thunder by Radclyffe

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY/HORROR Daughters of an emerald dusk by Katherine V. Forrest

SPIRITUALITY Qu(e)erying evangelism : growing a community from the outside in by Cheri DiNovo

TRANSGENDER/GENDERQUEER Choir boy by Charlie Anders

2005
ANTHOLOGIES/FICTION Fresh men : new voices in gay fiction, edited by Donald Weise

ANTHOLOGIES/NONFICTION I do/I don't : queers on marriage, edited by Greg Wharton and Ian Philips

AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR Name all the animals by Alison Smith

BIOGRAPHY Warrior Poet : a biography of Audre Lorde by Alexis De Veaux

CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT So hard to say by Alex Sanchez

DRAMA I am my own wife by Doug Wright

EROTICA Best gay erotica 2005 edited by Richard Labonte

GAY MEN'S DEBUT FICTION Clay's way by Blair Mastbaum

GAY MEN'S FICTION The master : a novel by Colm Tóibín

GAY MEN'S POETRY Written in water by Luis Cernuda

GAY MEN'S MYSTERY Flight of aquavit by Anthony Bidulka

HUMOR Dress your family in corduroy and denim by David Sedaris

LESBIAN DEBUT FICTION Crybaby Butch by Judith Frank

LESBIAN FICTION A seahorse year by Stacey D'Erasmo

LESBIAN POETRY Sweet to burn by Beverly Burch

LESBIAN MYSTERY Hancock Park by Katherine V. Forrest

LGBT STUDIES For the love of women : gender, identity and same-sex relations in a Greek provincial town by Elisabeth Kirtsoglou

PHOTOGRAPHY/VISUAL ARTS At ease : Navy men of World War II by Evan Bachner

ROMANCE Almost like being in love by Steve Kluger

RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY Jesus and the shamanic tradition of same-sex love by Will Roscoe

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY/HORROR The ordinary by Jim Grimsley

TRANSGENDER/GENDERQUEER The gender frontier by Mariette Pathy Allen

2004
ANTHOLOGIES/FICTION Pulp friction : uncovering the golden age of gay male pulps, edited by Michael Bronski

ANTHOLOGIES/NONFICTION Queer crips : disabled gay men and their stories, edited by Bob Guter and John R. Killacky

AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR Naked in the promised land by Lillian Faderman

BIOGRAPHY Beautiful shadow : a life of Patricia Highsmith by Andrew Wilson

CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT Boy meets boy by David Levithan

DRAMA Prok by Brian Drader

EROTICA Best lesbian erotica 2004, edited by Tristan Taormino

GAY MEN'S FICTION Lives of the circus animals by Christopher Bram

GAY MEN'S MYSTERY Blind eye by John Morgan Wilson

GAY MEN'S POETRY Sky lounge by Mark Bibbins

HUMOR Dykes and sundry other carbon-based life-forms to watch out for by Alison Bechdel

LESBIAN FICTION Southland by Nina Revoyr

LESBIAN MYSTERY Damn straight by Elizabeth Sims

LESBIAN POETRY The dirt she ate : selected and new poems by Minnie Bruce Pratt

LGBT STUDIES Time on two crosses : the collected writings of Bayard Rustin, edited by Devon W. Carbado and Donald Weise

PHOTOGRAPHY/VISUAL ARTS Women seeing women : a pictorial history of women's photography from Julia Margaret Cameron to Annie Leibovitz, edited by Lonthar Schirmer

ROMANCE Last summer by Michael Thomas Ford; Maybe next time by Karin Kallmaker

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY Necrologue, edited by Helen Sandler

SPIRITUALITY Keeping Faith by Fenton Johnson

TRANSGENDER/GENDERQUEER She's not there : a life in two genders by Jennifer Finney Boylan

2003
ANTHOLOGIES/FICTION Black like us : a century of lesbian, gay, and bisexual African American fiction, edited by Devon Carbado, Dwight McBride and Done Weise

ANTHOLOGIES/NONFICTION The man I might become : gay men write about their fathers, edited by Bruce Shenitz

AUTOBIOGRAPHY Surviving madness : a therapist's own story by Betty Berzon

BIOGRAPHY Ridiculous! : the theatrical life and times of Charles Ludlam by David Kaufman

CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT Letters in the attic by Bonnie Shimko

EROTICA Best lesbian erotica 2003 edited by Tristan Taormino

GAY MEN'S FICTION At swim, two boys : a novel by Jamie O'Neill

GAY MEN'S MYSTERY The snow garden by Christopher Rice

GAY MEN'S POETRY Hazmat by J. D. McClatchy

HUMOR Skipping towards Gomorrah : the seven deadly sins and the pursuit of happiness in America by Dan Savage

LESBIAN FICTION Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

LESBIAN MYSTERY Good Bad Woman by Elizabeth Woodcraft; Immaculate midnight by Ellen Hart

LESBIAN POETRY Mules of love : poems by Ellen Bass

LGBT STUDIES Sex-crime panic : a journey to the paranoid heart of the 1950s by Neil Miller

ROMANCE The winter of our discoteque by Andrew W. M. Beierle

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY/HORROR Queer fear II edited by Michael Rowe

SPIRITUALITY Courage to love : liturgies for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community by Geoffrey Duncan

TRANSGENDER Dress codes : of three girlhoods-- my mother's, my father's, and mine by Noelle Howey

VISUAL ARTS A hidden love : art and homosexuality by Dominique Fernandez

2002
ANTHOLOGIES/FICTION Diva book of short stories, edited by Helen Sandler

ANTHOLOGIES/NONFICTION The greatest taboo : homosexuality in Black communities edited by Constantine-Simms

AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR The noonday demon : an atlas of depression by Andrew Solomon

BIOGRAPHY The scarlet professor : Newton Arvin, a literary life shattered by scandal by Barry Werth

CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT Finding H.F. by Julia Watts

EROTICA See Dick deconstruct : literotica for the satirically bent by Ian Philips

GAY MEN'S FICTION The practical heart : four novellas by Allan Gurganus

GAY MEN'S MYSTERY Rag and bone by Michael Nava

GAY MEN'S POETRY Source by Mark Doty

GLBT STUDIES Courting justice : gay men and lesbians v. the Supreme Court by Joyce Murdoch and Deb Price

HUMOR Fraud : essays by David Rakoff

LESBIAN FICTION Days of awe by Achy Obejas

LESBIAN MYSTERY Merchant of Venus by Ellen Hart

LESBIAN POETRY Fox : poems 1998-2000 by Adrienne Rich

PHOTOGRAPHY/VISUAL ARTS Dear friends : American photographs of men together, 1840-1918 by David Deitcher

ROMANCE Pages for you by Silvia Brownrigg

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY/HORROR Point of dreams by Melissa Scott and Lisa A. Barnett

SMALL PRESS ¡Conversaciones! by Mariana Romo-Carmona

SPIRITUALITY Queer commentary and the Hebrew Bible, edited by Ken Stone; Escaping God's closet : the revelations of a queer priest by Bernard Duncan Mayes

TRANSGENDER/BISEXUAL Omnigender : a trans-religious approach by Virginia Ramey Mollenkott

2001
ANTHOLOGIES/FICTION Men on men 2000 : best new gay fiction for the millennium, edited by David Bergman and Karl Woelz

ANTHOLOGIES/NONFICTION Out of the ordinary : essays on growing up with gay, lesbian, and transgender parents edited by Noelle Howey and Ellen Samuels

CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT Out of the ordinary : essays on growing up with gay, lesbian, and transgender parents edited by Noelle Howey and Ellen Samuels

DRAMA Hedwig and the Angry Inch by John Cameron Mithcell, music and lyrics by Stephen Trask (piano/vocal selections) (CD)

GAY BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY Bosie : a biography of Lord Alfred Douglas by Douglas Murray

GAY FICTION The world of normal boys : a novel by K. M. Soehnlein

GAY MEN'S MYSTERY The limits of justice by John Morgan Wilson

GAY POETRY Pastoral : poems by Carl Phillips

GAY STUDIES The Isherwood century : essays on the life and work of Christopher Isherwood by James J. Berg and Chris Freeman

HORROR/SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY Kirith Kirin by Jim Grimsley

HUMOR Me talk pretty one day by David Sedaris

LESBIAN BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY Lifesaving : a memoir by Judith Barrington

LESBIAN FICTION Valencia by Michelle Tea

LESBIAN MYSTERY Mommy deadest by Jean Marcy

LESBIAN POETRY Mercy mercy me by Elena Georgiou

LESBIAN STUDIES Lesbian art in America by Harmony Hammond

SPIRITUALITY/RELIGION Gay spirituality by Toby Johnson; It's never about what it's about : what we learned about living while waiting to die by Krandall Kraus and Paul Borja

SMALL PRESS Kamikaze lust by Lauren Sanders; Between dances : a novel by Erasmo Guerra

TRANSGENDER The Danish girl by David Ebershoff

VISUAL ARTS Faeries : visions, voices and pretty dresses by Keri Pickett

2000
ANTHOLOGIES/FICTION The Vintage book of international lesbian fiction, edited by Naomi Holoch, Joan Nestle, and Nancy Holden

ANTHOLOGIES/NONFICTION Completely queer : the gay and lesbian encyclopedia, edited by Steve Hogan and Lee Hudson; This is what lesbian looks like : dyke activists take on the 21st century edited by Kris Kleindienst

CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT Hard love by Ellen Wittlinger

DRAMA What I meant was by Craig Lucas

GAY MEN'S BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY The velveteen father : an unexpected journey to parenthood by Jesse Green

GAY MEN'S FICTION Allan Stein by Matthew Stadler

GAY MEN'S MYSTERY Justice at risk by John Morgan Wilson

GAY MEN'S POETRY The anchorage by Mark Wunderlich; Trappings by Richard Howard

GAY MEN'S STUDIES Pictures and passions : a history of homosexuality in the visual arts by James Saslow

HUMOR That's Mr. Faggot to you by Michael Thomas Ford

LESBIAN BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY The trials of Radclyffe Hall by Diana Souhami

LESBIAN FICTION Tipping the velvet by Sarah Waters

LESBIAN MYSTERY Hunting the witch by Ellen Hart

LESBIAN POETRY Rave : poems, 1975-1999 by Olga Broumas

LESBIAN STUDIES To believe in women : what lesbians have done for America--a history by Lillian Faderman

PHOTOGRAPHY/VISUAL ARTS Pictures and passions : a history of homosexuality in the visual arts by James Saslow

RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY Gay spirit warrior by John Stowe

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY Minions of the moon by Richard Bowe

SMALL PRESS Massage by Henry Flesh

TRANSGENDER Trumpet : a novel by Jackie Kay

1999
ANTHOLOGIES/FICTION The Columbia anthology of gay literature : readings from Western antiquity to the present day, edited by Byrne R.S. Fone

ANTHOLOGIES/NONFICTION Mom : candid memoirs by lesbians about the first woman in their life edited by Nisa Donnelly; Q & A : queer in Asian America, edited by David L. Eng

CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT Telling tales out of school : gays, lesbians, and bisexuals revisit their school days by Kevin Jennings

DRAMA O solo homo, edited by Holly Hughes

EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD The Boy by Naeem Murr

GAY MEN'S BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY Wisecracker : the life and times of William Haines, Hollywood's first openly gay star by William J. Mann

GAY MEN'S FICTION An arrow's flight by Mark Merlis

GAY MEN'S MYSTERY Outburst by R. D. Zimmerman

GAY MEN'S POETRY 10 commandments : poems by J.D. McClatchy

GAY MEN'S STUDIES The other side of silence : men's lives and gay identities : a twentieth century history by John Loughery

HUMOR Alec Baldwin doesn't love me & other trials of my queer life by Michael Thomas Ford

LESBIAN BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY The indelible Alison Bechdel : confessions, comix, and miscellaneous dykes to watch out for  by Alison Bechdel

LESBIAN FICTION Cavedweller by Dorothy Allison

LESBIAN MYSTERY The blue place by Nicola Griffith

LESBIAN POETRY Marianne Faithfull's cigarette by Gerry Gomez Pearlberg

LESBIAN STUDIES A fragile union : new & selected writings by Joan Nestle

PHOTOGRAPHY/VISUAL ARTS The male nude by David Leddick; Women in love : portraits of lesbian mothers and their families by Barbara Seyda with Diana Herrera

RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY Ferocious romance : what my encounters with the right taught me about sex, God, and fury by Donna Minkowitz

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY Bending the landscape II : original gay and lesbian writing : science fiction, edited by Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel

SMALL PRESS the bull-jean stories by Sharon Bridgforth

TRANSGENDER The empress is a man : stories from the life of José Sarria by Michael Robert Gorman

Lambda Literary Award 1998-1989
The Lambda Literary Awards identify and celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year and affirm that LGBTQ stories are part of the literature of the world. The Lammys, which receive national and international media attention, bring together 600 attendees—including nominees, celebrities, sponsors, and publishing executives—to celebrate excellence in LGBTQ publishing. It is the most prestigious and glamorous LGBTQ literary event in the world. Winning a Lammy can literally launch a writer's career. For more information about the Lambda Literary Foundation, sponsor of these awards, click here.

1998
ANTHOLOGIES/FICTION His 2 : brilliant new fiction by gay writers, edited by Robert Drake with Terry Wolverton

ANTHOLOGIES/NONFICTION Queers in space : communities, public places, sites of resistance, edited by Gordon Brent Ingram, AnneMarie Bouthillette, and Yolanda Retter

CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT The house you pass on the way by Jacqueline Woodson

DRAMA Gross indecency : the three trials of Oscar Wilde by Moises Kaufman

EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD Billy's boy by Patricia Nell Warren

GAY MEN'S BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY The poetry of healing : a doctor's education in empathy, identity, and desire by Rafael Campo

GAY MEN'S FICTION The far Euphrates by Aryeh Lev Stollman

GAY MEN'S MYSTERY The magician's tale by David Hunt

GAY MEN'S POETRY Beautiful signor by Cyrus Cassells

GAY MEN'S STUDIES The gay metropolis, 1940-1996, edited by Charles Kaiser

HUMOR Openly Bob by Bob Smith

LESBIAN BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY Blue windows : a Christian Science childhood by Barbara Wilson

LESBIAN FICTION Beyond the pale : a novel by Elana Dykewomon

LESBIAN MYSTERY Father forgive me by Randye Lordon

LESBIAN POETRY Cold River by Joan Larkin; School of fish by Eileen Myles

LESBIAN STUDIES Does your mama know? : an anthology of black lesbian coming out stories, edited by Lisa C. Moore

PHOTOGRAPHY/VISUAL ARTS Naked men : pioneering male nudes 1935-1955 by David Leddick; Particular voices : portraits of gay and lesbian writers by Robert Giard

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY Bending the landscape : original gay and lesbian writing : science fiction, edited by Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel

SMALL PRESS Does your mama know? : an anthology of black lesbian coming out stories, edited by Lisa C. Moore

SPIRITUALITY/RELIGION Like bread on the seder plate by Rebecca Alpert

TRANSGENDER PoMoSexuals : challenging assumptions about gender and sexuality, edited by Carol Queen and Lawrence Schimel; The last time I wore a dress by Daphne Scholinski and Jane Meredith Adams

1997
ANTHOLOGIES/FICTION Women on women 3 : an anthology of American lesbian short fiction, edited by Joan Nestle & Naomi Holoch

ANTHOLOGIES/NONFICTION Taking liberties : gay men's essays on politics, culture, and sex, edited by Michael Bronski

CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT Good moon rising by Nancy Garden

DRAMA Split britches, edited by Sue-Ellen Case

EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD Tennessee Williams' letters to Donald Windham, 1940-1965 edited by Donald Windham

GAY MEN'S BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY Geography of the heart : a memoir by Fenton Johnson

GAY MEN'S FICTION Funny boy : a novel by Shyam Selvadurai

GAY MEN'S MYSTERY Death of friends by Michael Nava

GAY MEN'S POETRY What the body told by Rafael Campo

GAY MEN'S STUDIES Boys like us : gay writers tell their coming out stories, edited by Patrick Merla

HUMOR The homo handbook : getting in touch with your inner homo by Judy Carter

LESBIAN BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY Life in a day by Doris Grumbach

LESBIAN FICTION Memory mambo : a novel by Achy Obejas

LESBIAN MYSTERY Robber's wine by Ellen Hart

LESBIAN POETRY All-American girl by Robin Becker; Furious cooking : poems by Maureen Seaton

LESBIAN STUDIES Love between women : early Christian responses to female homoeroticism by Bernadette J. Brooten

PHOTOGRAPHY/VISUAL ARTS Nothing but the girl : the blatant lesbian image : a portfolio and exploration of lesbian erotic photography by Susie Bright & Jill Posener

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY Sacrament by Clive Barker

SMALL PRESS Body alchemy : transsexual portraits by Loren Cameron

SPIRITUALITY The good book : reading the Bible with mind and heart by Peter Gomes

TRANSGENDER Body alchemy : transsexual portraits by Loren Cameron

1996
ANTHOLOGIES/FICTION Tasting life twice : literary lesbian fiction by new American writers, edited by E.J. Levy

ANTHOLOGIES/NONFICTION The gay and lesbian literary heritage : a reader's companion to the writers and their works, from antiquity to the present, edited by Claude J. Summers (2d ed. (2014) here)

CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT From the notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson

DRAMA Slavs! (Thinking about the longstanding problems of virtue and happiness) by Tony Kushner; Go fish by Guinevere Turner and Rose Troche

EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD Forbidden passages : writings banned in Canada, introduced by Pat Califia and Janine Fuller

GAY MEN'S BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY Tom : the unknown Tennessee Williams by Lyle Leverich

GAY MEN'S FICTION Flesh and blood by Michael Cunningham

GAY MEN'S MYSTERY Closet by R. D. Zimmerman

GAY MEN'S POETRY Atlantis : poems by Mark Doty

GAY MEN'S STUDIES De los otros : intimacy and homosexuality among Mexican men by Joseph Carrier

HUMOR The butches of Madison County by Ellen Orleans

LESBIAN BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY Aimée & Jaguar by Erica Fischer

LESBIAN FICTION Autobiography of a family photo : a novel by Jacqueline Woodson

LESBIAN MYSTERY Intersection of law and desire by J. M. Redmann

LESBIAN POETRY Dark fields of the Republic : poems, 1991-1995 by Adrienne Rich

LESBIAN STUDIES Dyke life : from growing up to growing old, a celebration of the lesbian experience, edited by Karla Jay

PHOTOGRAPHY/VISUAL ARTS Paris was a woman : portraits from the Left Bank by Andrea Weiss

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY Shadow man by Melissa Scott

SMALL PRESS The new fuck you, edited by Eileen Myles and Liz Kotz

SPIRITUALITY Wrestling with the angel : faith and religion in the lives of gay men, edited by Brian Bouldrey

1995
ANTHOLOGIES/FICTION Chloe plus Olivia : an anthology of lesbian literature from the seventeenth century to the present, edited by Lillian Faderman

ANTHOLOGIES/NONFICTION Sister & brother : lesbians & gay men write about their lives together, edited by Joan Nestle and John Preston

CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT Am I blue? : coming out from the silence, edited by Marion Dane Bauer

DRAMA Angels in America : Perestroika by Tony Kushner

EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD Memoir of a race traitor by Mab Segrest

GAY MEN'S BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY My own country : a doctor's story of a town and its people in the age of AIDS by Abraham Verghese

GAY MEN'S FICTION The folding star by Alan Hollinghurst

GAY MEN'S MYSTERY Midnight in the garden of good and evil : a Savannah story by John Berendt

GAY MEN'S POETRY Collected poems by Thom Gunn

GAY MEN'S STUDIES Gay New York : gender, urban culture, and the makings of the gay male world, 1890-1940 by George Chauncey

HUMOR The dyke and the dybbuk : a novel by Ellen Galford

LESBIAN BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY Gertrude Stein : in words and pictures : a photobiography, edited by Renate Stendhal

LESBIAN FICTION The gifts of the body by Rebecca Brown

LESBIAN MYSTERY A small sacrifice : a Jane Lawless mystery by Ellen Hart

LESBIAN POETRY Winter numbers : poems by Marilyn Hacker

LESBIAN STUDIES Skin : talking about sex, class & literature by Dorothy Allison

PHOTOGRAPHY/VISUAL ARTS Family : a portrait of gay and lesbian America by Nancy Andrews

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY Trouble and her friends by Melissa Scott

SMALL PRESS Her tongue on my theory : images, essays, and fantasies by Kiss & Tell

1994
ANTHOLOGIES The lesbian and gay studies reader, edited by by Henry Abelove, Michele Aina Barale and David Halperin

CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT The cat came back by Hilary Mullins

DRAMA Angels in America : Millenium approaches by Tony Kushner

EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD A star-bright lie by Coleman Dowell

GAY MEN'S BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY Genet : a biography by Edmund White

GAY MEN'S FICTION Living upstairs by Joseph Hansen

GAY MEN'S MYSTERY Catilina's riddle by Steven Saylor

GAY MEN'S POETRY Collected poems by James Schuyler; 1990 by Michael Klein

GAY MEN'S STUDIES Conduct unbecoming : lesbians and gays in the U.S. military : Vietnam to the Persian Gulf by Randy Shilts

HUMOR Spawn of dykes to watch out for by Alison Bechdel

LESBIAN BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY Marguerite Yourcenar : inventing a life by Josyanne Savigneau

LESBIAN FICTION Written on the body by Jeannette Winterson

LESBIAN MYSTERY Divine victim by Mary Wings

LESBIAN POETRY The marvelous arithmetics of distance : poems 1987-1992 by Audre Lorde

LESBIAN STUDIES Boots of leather, slippers of gold : the history of a lesbian community by Elizabeth Kennedy and Madeline Davis

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY The fifth sacred thing by Starhawk

SMALL PRESS Stone butch blues : a novel by Leslie Feinberg; Sojourner : black gay voices in the age of AIDS by Other Countries

1993
CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT When heroes die by Penny Raife Durant

EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD Gay ideas : outing and other controversies by Richard Mohr

GAY MEN'S ANTHOLOGIES A Member of the family : gay men write about their families edited by John Preston

GAY MEN'S FICTION Let the dead bury their dead and other stories by Randall Kenan

GAY MEN'S MYSTERY The hidden law by Michael Nava

GAY MEN'S NONFICTION Becoming a man : half a life story by Paul Monette

GAY MEN'S POETRY Counting myself lucky : selected poems, 1963-1992 by Edward Field

GAY MEN'S SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY China Mountain Zhang by Maureen F. McHugh

HUMOR Dykes to watch out for : the sequel : added attraction! "Serial monogamy", a documentary by Alison Bechdel

LESBIAN ANTHOLOGIES The Persistent desire : a femme-butch reader edited by Joan Nestle

LESBIAN FICTION Running fiercely toward a high thin sound : a novel by Judith Katz

LESBIAN MYSTERY The two-bit tango : a mystery by Elizabeth Pincus; Crazy for loving by Jaye Maiman

LESBIAN NONFICTION Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Cook

LESBIAN POETRY Undersong : chosen poems, old and new by Audre Lorde

LESBIAN SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY Ammonite by Nicola Griffith

SMALL PRESS  Memories that smell like gasoline  by David Wojnarowicz

1992
CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT The duke who outlawed jelly beans : and other stories by Johnny Valentine ; illustrated by Lynette Schmidt

EDITOR’S CHOICE Odd girls and twilight lovers : a history of lesbian life in twentieth-century America by Lillian Faderman

GAY MEN’S ANTHOLOGY Brother to brother : new writings by Black gay men, edited by Essex Hemphill

GAY MEN'S FICTION What the dead remember by Harlan Greene

GAY MEN'S MYSTERY A country of old men : the last Dave Brandstetter mystery by Joseph Hansen

GAY MEN’S NONFICTION The Zuni man-woman by Will Roscoe

GAY MEN'S POETRY The Road before us : 100 gay Black poets, edited by Assoto Saint

GAY MEN’S SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY The dark beyond the stars by Frank M. Robinson

HUMOR Putting on the Ritz by Joe Keenan

LESBIAN ANTHOLOGY Chicana lesbians : the girls our mothers warned us about, edited by Carla Trujillo

LESBIAN FICTION The revolution of little girls by Blanche Boyd; The Gilda stories : a novel by Jewelle Gomez

LESBIAN MYSTERY Murder by tradition by Katherine V. Forrest

LESBIAN NONFICTION Cancer in two voices by Sandra Butler and Barbara Rosenblum (2nd ed. (1996) here)

LESBIAN POETRY An atlas of the difficult world : poems, 1988-1991 by Adrienne Rich

LESBIAN SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY The Gilda stories : a novel by Jewelle Gomez

SMALL PRESS BOOK AWARD Gay roots : twenty years of Gay sunshine : an anthology of gay history, sex, politics, and culture, edited by Winston Leyland

1991
AIDS The way we live now : American plays & the AIDS crisis, edited by Elizabeth Osbourn

EDITOR’S CHOICE The encyclopedia of homosexuality, edited by Wayne Dynes

GAY MEN’S ANTHOLOGY Men on men 3 : best new gay fiction, edited by George Stambolian

GAY MEN’S DEBUT FICTION Dancing on Tisha b'Av by Lev Raphael

GAY MEN'S FICTION The body and its dangers by Allen Barnett

GAY MEN'S MYSTERY Howtown by Michael Nava

GAY MEN’S NONFICTION Coming out under fire : the history of gay men and women in World War Two by Alan Berube

GAY MEN'S POETRY Decade dance by Michael Lassell

GAY MEN’S SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY Magic's price by Mercedes Lackey; Secret matter by Toby Johnson

GAY MEN’S SMALL PRESS BOOK AWARD Daddy's roommate by Michael Willhoite

HUMOR New, improved! Dykes to watch out for by Alison Bechdel

LESBIAN ANOTHOLOGY Women on women : an anthology of American lesbian short fiction, edited by Joan Nestle & Naomi Holoch

LESBIAN DEBUT FICTION Her : a novel by Cherry Muhanji

LESBIAN FICTION Out of time by Paula Martinac

LESBIAN MYSTERY Gaudi afternoon by Barbara Wilson; Ninth life by Lauren Wright Douglas

LESBIAN NONFICTION The safe sea of women : lesbian fiction, 1969-1989 by Bonnie Zimmerman

LESBIAN POETRY Going back to the river : poems by Marilyn Hacker

LESBIAN SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY Gossamer axe by Gael Baudino

LESBIAN SMALL PRESS BOOK AWARD Different mothers : sons and daughters of lesbians talk about their lives, edited by Louise Rafkin

1990
AIDS Reports from the holocaust : the making of an AIDS activist by Larry Kramer

EDITOR’S CHOICE Lifting belly Gertrude Stein, edited by Rebecca Mark

GAY MEN’S ANTHOLOGIES Hidden from history : reclaiming the gay and lesbian past, edited by Martin B. Duberman et. al.

GAY MEN’S DEBUT FICTION The irreversible decline of Eddie Socket : a novel by John Weir

GAY MEN'S FICTION Eighty-sixed by David B. Feinberg

GAY MEN'S MYSTERY Simple suburban murder by Mark Richard Zubro

GAY MEN’S NONFICTION In search of gay America : women and men in a time of change by Neil Miller

GAY MEN’S SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY Somewhere in the night by Jeffrey N. McMahan

HUMOR Gay comics, edited by Robert Triptow

LESBIAN ANTHOLOGY Hidden from history : reclaiming the gay and lesbian past, edited by Martin B. Duberman et. al.; Intricate passions : a collection of erotic short fiction, edited by Tee Corinne; Out the other side : contemporary lesbian writing, edited by C. McEwen & S. O’Sullivan

LESBIAN DEBUT FICTION The names of the moons of Mars by Patricia R. Schwartz

LESBIAN FICTION The bar stories : a novel after all by Nisa Donnelly

LESBIAN MYSTERY The Beverly Malibu by Katherine V. Forrest

LESBIAN NONFICTION Really reading Gertrude Stein : a selected anthology with essays, edited by Judy Grahn

LESBIAN SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY What did Miss Darrington see? : an anthology of feminist supernatural fiction, edited by Jessica A. Salmonson

POETRY Poets for life : seventy-six poets respond to AIDS, edited by Michael Klein

SMALL PRESS BOOK AWARD My life as a mole and five other stories by Larry Mitchell ; illustrated by Bill Rice

YOUNG ADULT/CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD Losing Uncle Tim by MaryKate Jordan

1989
AIDS Borrowed time : an AIDS memoir by Paul Monette

EDITOR’S CHOICE Why can't Sharon Kowalski come home? by Karen Thompson And Julie Andrzejewski

GAY MEN’S DEBUT FICTION The swimming-pool library by Alan Hollinghurst

GAY MEN'S FICTION The beautiful room is empty by Edmund White

GAY MEN'S MYSTERY/SCIENCE FICTION Goldenboy : a Henry Rios mystery by Michael Nava

GAY MEN’S NONFICTION Borrowed time : an AIDS memoir by Paul Monette

GAY MEN’S SMALL PRESS BOOK AWARD Goldenboy : a Henry Rios mystery by Michael Nava; The delight of hearts : or what you will not find in any book, edited by Ahmad al-Tifashi and Winston Leyland

LESBIAN DEBUT FICTION Bird-eyes by Madelyn Arnold

LESBIAN FICTION Trash : stories by Dorothy Allison

LESBIAN MYSTERY/SCIENCE FICTION Skiptrace by Antoinette Azolakov

LESBIAN NONFICTION Lesbian ethics : toward new value by Sarah Lucia Hoagland

LESBIAN SMALL PRESS BOOK AWARD Trash : stories by Dorothy Allison

POETRY Gay & lesbian poetry in our time : an anthology, edited by Carl Morse & Joan Larkin

The Lillian Smith Book Award
Each year, the Southern Regional Council hosts the Lillian Smith Book Awards in honor of the most liberal and outspoken of white mid-twentieth century Southern writers. In works such as Strange Fruit (1944) and Killers of the dream (1949), Lillian Smith wrote boldly on issues of social and racial justice, calling persistently for an end to segregation. The Smith Awards honor authors today who, through their writing, carry on Smith's legacy of illuminating the condition of racial and social inequity and proposing a vision of justice and human understanding. For more information about the Lillian Smith Book award, click here.

2020  Shelter in a time of storm : how Black colleges fostered generations of leadership and activism by Jelani M. Favors;  John Hervey Wheeler, black banking, and the economic struggle for civil rights by Brandon K. Winford
2019
  A girl stands at the door : the generation of young women who desegregated America's schools by Rachel Devlin; The lost education of Horace Tate : uncovering the hidden heroes who fought for justice in schools by Vanessa Siddle Walker; Automating inequality : how high-tech tools profile, police, and punish the poor by Virginia Eubanks
2018
  Locking up our own : crime and punishment in black America by James Forman Jr.; Democracy in chains : the deep history of the radical right's stealth plan for America by Nancy MacLean
2017
  The firebrand and the First Lady : portrait of a friendship : Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the struggle for social justice by Patricia Bell-Scott; Vagrant nation : police power, constitutional change, and the making of the 1960s by Risa Goluboff
2016
  Not free, not for all : public libraries in the age of Jim Crow by Cheryl Knott; Aaron Henry of Mississippi : inside agitator by Minion K. C. Morrison
2015
  Looking back, moving forward : the Southwest Georgia freedom struggle, 1814-2014 by Lee W. Formwalt; Strong inside : Perry Wallace and the collision of race and sports in the South by Andrew Maraniss
2014
  In peace and freedom : my journey in Selma by Bernard Lafayette, Jr.; We shall not be moved : the Jackson Woolworth's sit-in and the movement it inspired by M.J. O'Brien
2013
  Benjamin Elijah Mays, schoolmaster of the movement : a biography by Randal Maurice Jelks; Crossroads at Clarkdale : the black freedom struggle in the Mississippi Delta after World War II by Francoise N. Hamlin
2012
  Courage to dissent : Atlanta and the long history of the civil rights movement by Tomiko Brown-Nagin; Writing the South through the self : explorations in Southern autobiography by John C. Inscoe
2011
  Sacrifice zones : the front lines of toxic chemical exposure in the United States by Steve Lerner; At the dark end of the street : black women, rape, and resistance--a new history of the civil rights movement from Rosa Parks to the rise of black power by Danielle L. McGuire
2010
  Lynching and spectacle : witnessing racial violence in America, 1890-1940 by Amy Louise Wood; The price of defiance : James Meredith and the integration of Ole Miss by Charles W. Eagles
2009
  What blood won't tell : a history of race on trial in America by Ariela J. Gross; The wrong side of Murder Creek : a White southerner in the freedom movement by Bob Zellner with Constance Curry
2008
  In search of another country : Mississippi and the conservative counterrevolution by Joseph Crespino; Many minds, one heart : SNCC's dream for a new America by Wesley C. Hogan
2007
  Native guard by Natasha D. Trethewey; The silent majority : suburban politics in the Sunbelt South by Matthew D. Lassiter
2006
  Self-taught : African American education in slavery and freedom by Heather Andrea Williams; The Southern past : a clash of race and memory by W. Fitzhugh Brundage
2005
  Closer to freedom : enslaved women and everyday resistance in the plantation South by Stepanie M. H. Camp; Cradle of freedom : Alabama and the movement that changed America by Frye Gaillard; The untelling : a novel by Tayari Jones
2004
  Ella Baker and the Black freedom movement : a radical democratic vision by Barbara Ransby; Southern lady, Yankee spy : the true story of Elizabeth Van Lew, a union agent in the heart of the Confederacy by Elizabeth R. Varon; Buffalo dance : the journey of York by Frank X. Walker
2002
  Bombingham : a novel by Anthony Grooms; Getting right with God : Southern Baptists and desegregation, 1945-1995 by Mark Newman; Dying in the city of the blues : sickle cell anemia and the politics of race and health by Keith Wailoo; Remembering Jim Crow : African Americans tell about life in the segregated South, edited by William H. Chafe, Raymond Gavins , and Robert Korstad, with Paul Ortiz, Robert Parrish, Jennifer Ritterhouse, Keisha Roberts
2001
  Cathedrals of kudzu : a personal landscape of the South by Hal Crowther; So far back : a novel by Pam Durban; Radical equations : math literacy and civil rights by Robert P. Moses and Charles E. Cobb, Jr.; Domestic work : poems by Natasha Trethewey
2000
  Troubled memory : Anne Levy, the Holocaust, and David Duke's Louisiana by Lawrence N. Powell; A fire you can't put out : the civil rights life of Birmingham's Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth by Andrew M. Manis; Black workers remember : an oral history of segregation, unionism, and the freedom struggle by Michael Keith Honey
1999
  Colorblind injustice : minority voting rights and the undoing of the Second Reconstruction by J. Morgan Kousser; A clashing of the soul : John Hope and the dilemma of African-American leadership and Black higher education in the early twentieth century by Leroy Davis
1998
  Walking with the wind : a memoir of the movement by John Lewis, with Michael D'Orso; Night talk by Elizabeth Cox
1997
  Rising tide : the great Mississippi flood of 1927 and how it changed America by John M. Barry; Cold mountain by Charles Frazier
1996
  Like judgment day : the ruin and redemption of a town called Rosewood by Michael D'Orso; Silver rights by Constance Curry; Trouble no more : stories by Anthony Grooms
1995
  I've got the light of freedom : the organizing tradition and the Mississippi freedom struggle by Charles M. Payne; Race & democracy : the civil rights struggle in Louisiana, 1915-1972 by Adam Fairclough; Choices by Mary Lee Settle
1994
  Decorations in a ruined cemetery by John Gregory Brown; Colored people : a memoir by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Local people : the struggle for civil rights in Mississippi by John Dittmer
1993
  Outside agitator : Jon Daniels and the civil rights movement in Alabama by Charles W. Eagles; The hard to catch mercy by William Baldwin; How am I to be heard? : letters of Lillian Smith by Margaret Rose Gladney
1992
  The measure of our success : a letter to my children and yours by Marian Wright Edelman; Praying for sheetrock : a work of nonfiction by Melissa Fay Greene; The unquiet earth : a novel by Denise Giardina
1991
  Black in Selma : the uncommon life of J. L. Chestnut, Jr. by J.L. Chestnut, Jr., and Julia Cass; Tongues of flame by Mary Ward Brown
1990
  Poor but proud : Alabama's poor whites by Wayne Flynt; Clover : a novel by Dori Sanders
1989
  Even Mississippi by Melany Neilson; Soldier's joy by Madison Smartt Bell; Mama Day by Gloria Naylor
1988
  Separate pasts : growing up white in the segregated South by Melton A. McLaurin; The Avenue, Clayton City by C. Eric Lincoln
1987
  A true likeness : the black South of Richard Samuel Roberts, 1920-1936, edited by Thomas L. Johnson and Phillip C. Dunn; Song in a weary throat : an American pilgrimage by Pauli Murray; And Venus is blue : stories by Mary Hood
1986  Blessed assurance : at home with the bomb in Amarillo by A.J. Mojtabai

1985
  Lay bare the heart : an autobiography of the civil rights movement by James Farmer; The old forest and other stories by Peter Taylor
1984
  Generations : an American family by John Egerton; In search of our mother's gardens : womanist prose by Alice Walker
Eudora Welty, special lifetime award

1983  South-watching : selected essays by Gerald W. Johnson by Fred Hobson; Almost family by Roy Hoffman
1982  Hearts and minds : the anatomy of racism from Roosevelt to Reagan by Harry S. Ashmore; The winter people by John Ehle

1981  Power and powerlessness : quiescence and rebellion in an Appalachian valley by John Gaventa; The Lords of discipline by Pat Conroy
1980  Revolt against chivalry : Jessie Daniel Ames and the women's campaign against lynching by Jacquelyn Dowd Hall; Suttree by Cormac McCarthy
1979  Human rights odyssey by Marion Wright and Arnold Shankman; In my father's house by Ernest J. Gaines
1978  Brother to a dragonfly by Will D. Campbell; The shad treatment : a novel by Garrett Epps
1977  Roots by Alex Haley; Simple justice : the history of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America's struggle for equality by Richard Kluger
1976  Mississippi : conflict and change by James Loewen and Charles Sallis; The surface of Earth by Reynolds Price

1974  The strange career of Jim Crow by C. Vann Woodward; Train whistle guitar by Albert Murray
1973  Ralph McGill, reporter by Harold Martin; Revolutionary petunias & other poems by Alice Walker
1972  Children of crisis, vol. 2 : migrants, sharecroppers, and mountaineers; and vol. 3 : The South goes North by Robert Coles
1971  Our land, too by Anthony Dunbar
1970  The new South creed : a study in southern mythmaking by Paul M. Gaston

1969  Scottsboro : a tragedy of the American South by Dan T. Carter
1968  The emergence of the New south, 1913-1945 by George B. Tindall

The National Jewish Book Awards
The National Jewish Book Awards is the longest running awards program of its kind in the field of Jewish literature and is recognized as the most prestigious. The awards, presented by category, are designed to give recognition to outstanding books, to stimulate writers to further literary creativity and to encourage the reading of worthwhile titles. For more information about the Jewish Book Council, sponsors of this award, click here.

2019

Jewish Book of the Year: Amer­i­ca’s Jew­ish Women: A His­to­ry from Colo­nial Times to Today by Pamela Nadell

American Jewish Studies: The Foun­da­tions of Amer­i­can Jew­ish Liberalism by Kenneth D. Wald

Anthologies and Collections: What We Talk about When We Talk about Hebrew by Naomi B. Sokoloff and Nancy E. Berg

Autobiography and Memoir: Inher­i­tance: A Mem­oir of Geneal­o­gy, Pater­ni­ty, and Love by Dani Shapiro

Book Club Award: The World That We Knew: A Novel by Alice Hoff­man

Children's Literature: Git­tel’s Jour­ney: An Ellis Island Story by Lesléa Newman, illustrated by Amy June Bates

Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice: How to Fight Anti-Semitism by Bari Weiss

Debut Fiction: Naamah by Sarah Blake

Education and Jewish Identity: Anti­semitism: Here and Now by Deb­o­rah E. Lipstadt

Fiction: Fly Already by Etgar Keret

Food writing & Cookbooks: Jew­ish Cui­sine in Hun­gary: A Cul­tur­al His­to­ry with 83 Authen­tic Recipes by Andras Koerner

History: The Guard­ed Gate: Big­otry, Eugen­ics, and the Law That Kept Two Gen­er­a­tions of Jews, Ital­ians, and Oth­er Euro­pean Immi­grants Out of America by Daniel Okrent

Holocaust: The Unwant­ed: Amer­i­ca, Auschwitz, and a Vil­lage Caught In Between by Michael Dobbs

Lifetime Achievement: The Hebrew Bible: A Trans­la­tion with Commentary by Robert Alter

Modern Jewish Thought and Experience: Lega­cy of Blood: Jews, Pogroms, and Rit­u­al Mur­der in the Lands of the Soviets by Elis­sa Bemporad

Poetry: Deaf Repub­lic by Ilya Kaminsky

Scholarship: Rashi’s Com­men­tary on the Torah: Can­on­iza­tion and Resis­tance in the Recep­tion of a Jew­ish Classic by Eric Lawee

Sephardic Culture: Lethal Provo­ca­tion: The Con­stan­tine Mur­ders and the Pol­i­tics of French Algeria by Joshua Cole

Visual arts: Edith Halpert, The Down­town Gallery, and the Rise of Amer­i­can Art by Rebecca Shaykin

Women's Studies: Sarah Schenir­er and the Bais Yaakov Movement by Naomi Seidman

Writing Based on Archival Material: A Mor­tu­ary of Books: The Res­cue of Jew­ish Cul­ture after the Holocaust by Elisabeth Gallas, translated by Alex Skinner

Young Adult: Some­day We Will Fly by Rachel DeWoskin

2018

Jewish Book of the Year: Hunting the Truth: Memoirs of Beate and Serge Klarsfeld, translated by Sam Taylor

American Jewish Studies: The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice Their Reli­gion Today by Jack Wertheimer

Autobiography and Memoir: My Country, My Life: Fighting for Israel, Searching for Peace by Ehud Barak

Book Club Award: The Girl from Berlin by Ronald H. Balson

Children's Literature: All Three Stooges by Erica S. Perl

Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice: The Going: A Meditation on Jew­ish Law by Leon Wiener Dow

Debut Fiction: The Book of Dirt by Bram Presser

Education and Jewish Identity: The Tal­mud: A Biography by Barry Scott Wimpfheimer

Fiction: The Last Watch­man of Old Cairo by Michael David Lukas

History: Rise and Kill First: The Secret His­to­ry of Israel’s Tar­get­ed Assassinations by Ronen Bergman

Holocaust: Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz by Omer Bartov

Modern Jewish Thought and Experience: Does Judaism Con­done Vio­lence? Holiness and Ethics in the Jewish Tradition by Alan L. Mittleman

Poetry: Holy Moly Carry Me: Poems by Erika Meitner

Scholarship: Historical Atlas of Hasidism by Marcin Wodziński

Sephardic Culture: Domin­ion Built of Praise: Pan­e­gyric and Legit­i­ma­cy Among Jews in the Medieval Mediterranean by Jonathan Decter

Women's Studies: Never a Native by Alice Shalvi

Writing Based on Archival Material: Res­cue Board: The Untold Sto­ry of Amer­i­ca’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe by Rebec­ca Erbelding

2017

Jewish Book of the Year: Lioness : Golda Meir and the nation of Israel by Francine Klagsbrun

American Jewish Studies: Jews on the frontier : Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America by Shari Rabin

Anthologies and Collections: Makers of Jewish modernity : thinkers, artists, leaders, and the world they made, edited by Jacques Picard, Jacques Revel, Michael P. Steinberg, and Idith Zertal

Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir: The choice : embrace the possible by Edith Eger

Book Club Award: The weight of ink by Rachel Kadish

Children's Literature: The language of angels : a story about the reinvention of Hebrew by Richard Michelson; Illustrated by Karla Gudeon

Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice: The Torah of music : reflections on a tradition of singing and song by Joey Weisenberg

Debut Fiction: Barren island by Carol Zoref

Education and Jewish Identity: The origin of the Jews : the quest for roots in a rootless age by Steven Weitzman

Fiction: A horse walks into a bar by David Grossman; translated by Jessica Cohen

History: The many deaths of Jew Suss : the notorious trial and execution of an eighteenth-century court Jew by Yair Mintzker

Holocaust: The book smugglers : partisans, poets, and the race to save Jewish treasures from the nazis by David E. Fishman

Modern Jewish Thought and Experience: Consumer culture and the making of modern Jewish identity by Gideon Reuveni

Poetry: Waiting for the light by Alicia Suskin Ostriker

Scholarship: Pious Irreverence: Confronting God in Rabbinic Judaism by Dov Weiss

Sephardic Culture: Across legal lines : Jews and Muslims in modern Morocco by Jessica M. Marglin

Visual arts: Arthur Szyk : soldier in art by Irvin Ungar

Women's Studies: Coming of age in medieval Egypt : female adolescence, Jewish law, and ordinary culture by Eve Krakowski

Writing Based on Archival Material: Confessions of the shtetl : converts from Judaism in Imperial Russia, 1817-1906 Ellie R. Schainker

Young Adult: Refugee by Alan Gratz

2016

Jewish Book of the Year: Israel : a concise history of a nation reborn by Daniel Gordis

JBC Modern Jewish Literary Achievement Award: Moonglow by Michael Chabon

American Jewish Studies: Kosher USA : how coke became kosher and other tales of modern food by Roger Horowitz

Anthologies and Collections: Makers of Jewish modernity : thinkers, artists, leaders, and the world they made, edited by Jacques Picard, Jacques Revel, Michael P. Steinberg, and Idith Zertal

Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir: But you did not come back by Marceline Loridan-Ivens; translated by Sandra Smith

Book Club Award: And after the fire by Lauren Belfer

Children's Literature: I dissent : Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes her mark by Debbie Levy; illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley

Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice: Changing the world from the inside out : a Jewish approach to personal and social change by Rabbi David Jaffe

Debut Fiction: Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit

Education and Jewish Identity: Next generation Judaism : how college students and Hillel can help reinvent Jewish organizations by Mike Uram

Fiction: The Gustav sonata by Rose Tremain

History: The angel : the Egyptian spy who saved Israel by Uri Bar-Joseph

Holocaust: Holocaust, genocide, and the law : a quest for justice in a post-Holocaust world by Michael Bazyler

Modern Jewish Thought and Experience: Never better! : the modern Jewish picaresque by Miriam Udel

Poetry: Almost complete poems by Stanley Moss

Scholarship: Anti-Jewish riots in the Crown of Aragon and the royal response, 1391-1392 by Benjamin R. Gampel

Sephardic Culture: Extraterritorial dreams : European citizenship, Sephardi Jews, and the Ottoman twentieth century by Sarah Abrevaya Stein

Women's Studies: The sacred calling : four decades of women in the rabbinate, edited by Rabbi Rebecca Einstein Schorr and Rabbi Alysa Mendelson Graf

Writing Based on Archival Material: Jewish Salonica : between the Ottoman Empire and modern Greece by Devin E. Naar

Young Adult: On Blackberry Hill by Rachel Mann

2015

Jewish Book of the Year: Anonymous soldiers : the struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 by Bruce Hoffman

Literary Achievement Award: The complete works of Primo Levi, edited by Ann Goldstein

American Jewish Studies: Beyond sectarianism : the realignment of American Orthodox Judaism by Adam S. Ferziger

Anthologies and Collections: Dear Mendl, dear Reyzl : Yiddish letter manuals from Russia and America by Alice Nakhimovsky and Roberta Newman

Biography, Autobiography, Memoir: After the Holocaust the bells still ring by Joseph Polak

Children's Literature: Oskar and the eight blessings by Tanya Simon and Richard Simon ; illustrated by Marc Siegel

Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice: All who go do not return : a memoir by Shulem Deen

Debut Fiction Goldberg Prize: The boatmaker : a novel by John Benditt

Education and Jewish Identity: Pastrami on Rye : an overstuffed history of the Jewish deli by Ted Merwin

Fiction: The last flight of Poxl West : a novel by Daniel Torday

History: Doomed to succeed : the U.S.-Israel relationship from Truman to Obama by Dennis Ross Farrar

Holocaust: The crime and the silence : confronting the massacre of Jews in wartime Jedwabne by Anna Bikont ; translated by Alissa Valles

Modern Jewish Thought and Experience: Not in God's name : confronting religious violence by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Poetry: Gabriel : a poem by Edward Hirsch

Scholarship: What's divine about divine law? : early perspectives by Christine Hayes

Sephardic Culture: Double diaspora in Sephardic literature : Jewish cultural production before and after 1492 by David A. Wacks

Visual Arts: Skies of parchment, seas of ink : Jewish illuminated manuscripts, edited by Marc Michael Epstein

Women's Studies: Birth, sex and abuse : women's voices under Nazi rule by Beverley Chalmers

Writing Based on Archival Material: The burdens of brotherhood : Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France by Ethan B. Katz

Young Adult Literature: The hired girl by Laura Amy Schlitz

2014

Jewish Book of the Year: Jewish Lives Series : ​Ileene Smith, editorial director; Steven J. Zipperstein and Anita Shapira, series editor​s

American Jewish Studies: The rag race : how Jews sewed their way to success in America and the British Empire by Adam D. Mendelsohn

Biography, Autobiography, Memoir: The impossible exile : Stefan Zweig at the end of the world by George Prochnik

Children's and Young Adult Literature: Spinoza : the outcast thinker by Devra Lehmann

Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice: A guide to the complex : contemporary halakhic debates by Shlomo M. Brody

Education and Jewish Identity: A philosophy of havruta : understanding and teaching the art of text study in Pairs by Elie Holzer with Orit Kent

Fiction: The betrayers : a novel by David Bezmozgis

History: The golden age shtetl : a new history of Jewish life in East Europe by Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

Holocaust: Violins of hope : violins of the Holocaust : instruments of hope and liberation in mankind's darkest hour by James A. Grymes

Illustrated Children's Book: The patchwork Torah by Allison Ofanansky ; illustrated by Elsa Oriol

Modern Jewish Thought and Experience: The Koren Ani Tefillah Siddur by Jay Goldmintz and Jonathan Sacks

Outstanding Debut Fiction: The mathematician's shiva by Stuart Rojstaczer

Scholarship: Outside the Bible : ancient Jewish writings related to Scripture, edited by Louis H. Feldman, James L. Kugel, and Lawrence H. Schiffman

Sephardic Culture: Sephardi lives : a documentary history, 1700–1950, edited by Julia Cohen and Sarah Abrevaya Stein

Women's Studies: A question of tradition : women poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987 by Kathryn Hellerstein

Writing Based on Archival Material: Becoming Ottomans : Sephardi Jews and imperial citizenship in the modern era by Julia Phillips Cohen

2013

Jewish Book of the Year: Like dreamers : the story of the Israeli paratroopers who reunited Jerusalem and divided a nation by Yossi Klein Halevi

American Jewish Studies: FDR and the Jews by Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman

Anthologies and Collections: 1929 : mapping the Jewish world, edited by Hasia R. Diner and Gennady Estraikh

Biography, Autobiography, Memoir: An American bride in Kabul by Phyllis Chesle

Children's and Young Adult Literature: The war within these walls by Aline Sax ; illustrated by Caryl Strzelecki

Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice: Kaddish : women's voices by Michal Smart and Barbara Ashkenas

Education and Jewish Identity: Educating in the divine image : gender issues in Orthodox Jewish day schools by Chaya Rosenfeld Gorsetman and Elana Maryles Sztokman

Fiction: Between friends by Amos Oz; translated by Sondra Silverston

History: My promised land : the triumph and tragedy of Israel by Ari Shavit

Holocaust: The geographical encyclopedia of the Holocaust in Hungary, edited by Randolph L. Braham

Illustrated Children's Book: Hanukkah bear by Eric A. Kimmel ; illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka

Modern Jewish Thought and Experience: The Koren Sacks Pesach Machzor by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Outstanding Debut Fiction: The lion seeker by Kenneth Bonert

Poetry: Who touches everything by Peter Waldor

Scholarship: Maimonides : life and thought by Moshe Halbertal

Sephardic Culture: Mixing musics : Turkish Jewry and the urban landscape of a sacred song by Maureen Jackson

Visual Arts: Kabbalah in art and architecture by Alexander Gorlin

Women's Studies: Ballots, babies, and banners of peace : American Jewish women's activism, 1890-1940 by Melissa R. Klapper

Writing Based on Archival Material: Becoming Soviet Jews : the Bolshevik experiment in Minsk by Elissa Bemporad

2012

Jewish Book of the Year: City of promises : a history of the Jews of New York by Deborah Dash Moore, Howard B. Rock, Annie Polland, Daniel Soyer, and Jeffrey S. Gurock

American Jewish Studies: Messianism, secrecy, and mysticism : a new interpretation of early American Jewish life by Laura Arnold Leibman

Anthologies and Collections: Jewish jocks : an unorthodox hall of fame, edited by Franklin Foer and Marc Tracy

Biography, Autobiography, Memoir: Howard Fast : life and literature in the left lane by Gerald Sorin

Children's and Young Adult Literature: Meet at the ark at eight by Ulrich Hub ; illustrated by Jörg Mühle

Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice: Davening : a guide to meaningful Jewish prayer by Rabbi Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi with Joel Segel

Education and Jewish Identity: Development, learning and community : educating for identity in pluralistic Jewish high schools by Jeffrey S. Kress

Fiction: The innocents by Francesca Segal

History: Israel : a history by Anita Shapira

Holocaust: Collect and record! : Jewish Holocaust documentation in early postwar Europe by Laura Jockusch

Illustrated Children's Book: The shema in the mezuzah : listening to each other by Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso ; illustrated by Joani Keller Rothenberg

Modern Jewish Thought and Experience: Koren Talmud Bavli by Adin Steinsaltz

Outstanding Debut Fiction: The sensualist : a novella by Daniel Torday

Scholarship: The chosen few : how education shaped Jewish history, 70-1492 by Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein

Sephardic Culture: Poverty and welfare among the Portuguese Jews of early modern Amsterdam by Tirtsah Levie Bernfeld

Women's Studies: The men's section : Orthodox Jewish men in an egalitarian world by Elana Maryles Sztokman

Writing Based on Archival Material: The history of the Holocaust in Romania by Jean Ancel ; translated by Yaffah Murciano ; edited by Leon Volovici

2011

Jewish Book of the Year: Jerusalem : the biography by Simon Sebag Montefiore

American Jewish Studies: The Benderly boys & American Jewish education by Jonathan B. Krasner

Anthologies and Collections: Gender and Jewish history, edited by Marion A. Kaplan and Deborah Dash Moore

Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir: MetaMaus : a look inside a modern classic, Maus by Art Spiegelman

Children's and Young Adult Literature: Deadly by Julie Chibbaro

Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice: A guide to Jewish practice, volume 1 : everyday living by Rabbi David A. Teutsch

Fiction: Until the dawn's light by Aharon Appelfeld ; translated by Jeffrey M. Green

History: The anatomy of Israel's survival by Hirsh Goodman

Holocaust: Nazis on the run : how Hitler's henchmen fled justice by Gerald Steinacher

Illustrated Children's Book: The golem's latkes, adapted by Eric A. Kimmel ; illustrated by Aaron Jasinski

Modern Jewish Thought and Experience: The choice to be : a Jewish path to self and spirituality by Rabbi Jeremy Kagan

Outstanding Debut Fiction: Boxer, beetle by Ned Beauman

Poetry: Wait by C. K. Williams

Scholarship: Becoming the people of the Talmud : oral Torah as written tradition in medieval Jewish cultures by Talya Fishman

Sephardic Culture: Ottoman brothers : Muslims, Christians, and Jews in early twentieth-century Palestine by Michelle U. Campos

Visual Arts: Alias Man Ray : the art of reinvention by Mason Klein

Women's Studies: The JPS Bible commentary : Ruth by Dr. Tamara Cohn Eskenazi and Dr. Tikva Frymer-Kensky

Writing Based on Archival Material: Odessa : genius and death in a city of dreams by Charles King

2010

American Jewish Studies: The Rebbe : the life and afterlife of Menachem Mendel Schneerson Samuel Heilman and Menachem Friedman

Anthologies and Collections: The Cambridge guide to Jewish history, religion, and culture, edited by Judith Baskin and Kenneth Seeskin

Biography and Memoir: Dreyfus : politics, emotion, and the scandal of the century by Ruth Harris

Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice: Walking Israel : a personal search for the soul of a nation by Martin Fletcher

Education and Jewish Identity: Sacred strategies : transforming synagogues from functional to visionary by Isa Aron, Steven M. Cohen, Lawrence A. Hoffman, and Ari Y. Kelman

Fiction: To the end of the land by David Grossman

Holocaust: Remembering survival : inside a Nazi slave-labor camp by Christopher Browning

Illustrated Children's Book: The rooster prince of Breslov by Ann Redisch Stampler ; illustrated by Eugene Yelchin

Modern Jewish Thought and Experience: The Koren Mesorat HaRav Kinot : the complete Tisha B'Av service with commentary by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

Outstanding Debut Fiction: Rich boy by Sharon Pomerantz

Scholarship: From continuity to contiguity : toward a new Jewish literary thinking by Dan Miron

Sephardic Culture: Yehuda Halevi by Hillel Halkin

Women's Studies: Memoirs of a grandmother : scenes from the cultural history of the Jews of Russia in the nineteenth century by Pauline Wengeroff ; edited, explicated, and introduced by Shulamit Magnus

Writing Based on Archival Material: The Balfour Declaration : the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict by Jonathan Schneer

Children's and Young Adult: Under a red sky : memoir of a childhood in Communist Romania by Haya Leah Molnar

History: Early Modern Jewry : a new cultural history David B. Ruderman

Jewish Book of the Year: When they come for us, we'll be gone : the epic struggle to save Soviet Jewry by Gal Beckerman

Lifetime Achievement Award: Cynthia Ozick

2009

Jewish Book of the Year: Louis D. Brandeis : a life by Melvin Urofsky

Lifetime Achivement: Ruth Gruber Schocken

American Jewish Studies: We remember with reverence and love : American Jews and the myth of silence after the Holocaust, 1945-1962 by Hasia Diner

Anthologies and Collections: Rethinking European Jewish history, edited by Jeremy Cohen and Moshe Rosman

Biography, Auto, and Memoir: The fall of a sparrow : the life and times of Abba Kovner by Dina Porat ; translated by Elizabeth Yuval

Children's and Young Adult: The other half of life : a novel based on the true story of the MS St. Louis by Kim Ablon Whitney

Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice: Saving Israel : how the Jewish people can win a war that may never end by Daniel Gordis

Fiction: Gratitude : a novel by Joseph Kertes

History: Family properties : race, real estate, and the exploitation of Black urban America by Beryl Satter

Holocaust: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum encyclopedia of camps and ghettos, 1933-1945, volume 1 : Early camps, youth camps, and concentration camps and subcamps under the SS-Business Administration Main Office (WVHA) ; edited by Geoffrey P. Megargee

Illustrated Children's Book: JPS illustrated children's bible by Ellen Frankel ; illustrated by Avi Katz

Jewish Family Literature: Celebrating the Jewish year : the Spring and Summer holidays : Passover, The Omer, Shavuot, Tisha b'Av by Paul Steinberg; edited by Janet Greenstein Potter

Modern Jewish Thought and Experience: Covenant & conversation, a weekly reading of the Jewish Bible : Genesis, the book of beginnings by Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks

Poetry: The book of seventy by Alicia Suskin Ostriker

Scholarship: Subversive sequels in the Bible : how Biblical stories mine and undermine each other by Judy Klitsner

Sephardic Culture: We look like the enemy : the hidden story of Israel's Jews from Arab lands by Rachel Shabi

Visual Arts: Action/abstraction : Pollock, de Kooning, and American art, 1940-1976, edited by Norman L. Kleeblatt

Women's Studies: Mitzvah girls : bringing up the next generation of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn by Ayala Fader

Writing Based on Archival Material: The Holocaust in the Soviet Union by Yitzhak Arad ; translated by Ora Cumming

The National Jewish Book Awards
The National Jewish Book Awards is the longest running awards program of its kind in the field of Jewish literature and is recognized as the most prestigious. The awards, presented by category, are designed to give recognition to outstanding books, to stimulate writers to further literary creativity and to encourage the reading of worthwhile titles. For more information about the Jewish Book Council, sponsors of this award, click here.

2008

American Jewish Studies: Exiles on main street : Jewish American writers and American literary culture by Julian Levinson

Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir: Marie Syrkin : values beyond the self by Carole Kessner

Children's and Young Adult Literature: The diary of Laura's twin by Kathy Kacer

Contemporary Jewish Life & Practice: Conscience : the duty to obey and the duty to disobey by Rabbi Harold Schulweis

Education and Jewish Identity: What we now know about Jewish education, edited by Roberta Louis Goodman, Paul A. Flexner, and Linda Dale Bloomberg

Jewish Book of the Year Award: The Torah : a women's commentary by Dr. Tamara Eskenazi and Rabbi Andrea L. Weiss

Fiction: Songs for the butcher's daughter : a novel by Peter Manseau

History: 1948 : a history of the first Arab-Israeli war by Benny Morris

Holocaust: The Holocaust by bullets : a priest's journey to uncover the truth behind the murder of 1.5 million Jews by Father Patrick Desbois

Illustrated Children's Book: The mysterious guests : a Sukkot story by Eric A. Kimmel; illustrated by Katya Krenina

Jewish Family Literature: Genesis : the book with seventy faces : a guide for the family by Esther Takac

Modern Jewish Thought & Experience: Emil L. Fackenheim : a Jewish philosopher's response to the Holocaust by David Patterson

Scholarship: The Kuzari and the shaping of Jewish identity, 1167-1900 by Adam Shear

Sephardic Culture: Greece : a Jewish history by K. E. Fleming

Women's Studies: A Jewish woman's prayer book by Aliza Lavie

Writing Based On Archival Material: Robbing the Jews : the confiscation of Jewish property in the Holocaust, 1933-1945 by Martin Dean

2007

American Jewish Studies: Spiritual radical : Abraham Joshua Heschel in America, 1940-1972 by Edward K. Kaplan

Anthologies and Collections: Antisemitism : the generic hatred : essays in memory of Simon Wiesenthal, edited by Michael Fineberg, Shimon Samuels and Mark Weitzman

Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir: A guest in my own country : a Hungarian life by György Konrád

Children's and Young Adult Literature: Homeland : the illustrated history of the state of Israel by Marv Wolfman, Mario Ruiz, and William Rubin

Contemporary Jewish Life & Practice: Inventing Jewish ritual by Vanessa Ochs

Eastern European Studies: An anthology of Jewish-Russian literature : two centuries of dual identity in prose and poetry, edited by Maxim D. Shrayer

Jewish Book of the Year Award: How to read the Bible : a guide to Scripture, then and now by James L. Kugel

Fiction: A pigeon and a boy by Meir Shalev

History: Churchill's promised land : Zionism and statecraft by Michael Makovsky

Holocaust: Hitler's beneficiaries : plunder, racial war, and the Nazi welfare state by Götz Aly

Illustrated Children's Books: Even higher by Richard Ungar

Jewish Family Literature: The power of song : and other Sephardic tales by Rita Roth ; illustrated by Alexa Ginsburg

Modern Jewish Thought & Experience: My people's prayer book : traditional prayers, modern commentaries, edited by Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

Poetry: The dream of the poem : Hebrew poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950-1492, edited by Peter Cole

Reference: The Cambridge history of Judaism, volume 4 : the late Roman-Rabbinic period, edited by Steven T. Katz

Scholarship: Ben : sonship and Jewish mysticism by Moshe Idel

Sephardic Culture: Aromas of Aleppo : the legendary cuisine of Syrian Jews by Poopa Dweck

Visual Arts: Gilded lions and jeweled horses : the synagogue to the carousel : Jewish carving traditions by Murray Zimiles

Women's Studies: Feminism encounters traditional Judaism : resistance and accommodation by Tova Hartman

2006

American Jewish Studies: Emma Lazarus by Esther Schor

Anthologies and Collections: Writing a modern Jewish history by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

Biography and Autobiography: The Lost : a search for six of six million by Daniel Mendelsohn

Children's and Young Adults' Literature: The book thief by Markus Zusak

Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice: Fragmented families : patterns of estrangement and reconciliation by Ellen B. Sucov

Eastern European Studies: Caviar and ashes : a Warsaw generation's life and death in Marxism, 1918-1968 by Marci Shore

Education and Jewish Identity: Building Jewish Roots : the Israel experience by Faydra Shapiro

Fiction: The world to come : a novel by Dara Horn

History: Becoming Eichmann : rethinking the life, crimes, and trial of a "desk murderer" by David Cesarani

Holocaust: The Jewish enemy : Nazi propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust by Jeffrey Herf

Illustrated Children's Book: The white ram : a story of Abraham and Isaac by Mordicai Gerstein

Jewish Book of the Year Award: A code of Jewish ethics, volume 1 by Joseph Telushkin

Jewish Family Literature: Lilith's ark : teenage tales of biblical women by Deborah Bodin Cohen

Modern Jewish Thought and Experience: The rabbi's wife : the rebbetzin in American Jewish life by Shuly Rubin Schwartz

Scholarship: Resurrection and the restoration of Israel : the ultimate victory of the God of life by Jon D. Levenson

Sephardic Culture: Folktales of the Jews, volume 1 : Tales from the Sephardic dispersion by Dan Ben-Amos

Women's Studies: Why aren't Jewish women circumcised? : gender and covenant in Judaism by Shaye J. D. Cohen

2005

American Jewish History: The Chosen : the hidden history of admission and exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton by Jerome Karabel

Anthologies and Collections: Who we are : on being (and not being) a Jewish American writer, edited by Derek Rubin

Biography and Autobiography: Ester and Ruzya : how my grandmothers survived Hitler's war and Stalin's peace by Masha Gessen

Children's and Young Adults' Literature: Real time : a novel by Pnina Moed Kass

Contemporary Jewish Life and Practices: The book of customs : a complete handbook for the Jewish year by Scott-Martin Kosofsky

Eastern European Studies: The Jewish century by Yuri Slezkine

Jewish Book of the Year Award: A tale of love and darkness by Amos Oz

Fiction: The final solution : a story of detection by Michael Chabon

Holocaust: History on trial : my day in court with David Irving by Deborah Lipstadt

Illustrated Children's Book: The travels of Benjamin of Tudela : through three continents in the twelfth century by Uri Shulevitz

Jewish Family Literature: A box of candles by Laurie A. Jacobs ; illustrated by Shelly Ephraim

Jewish History: Salonica, city of ghosts : Christians, Muslims, and Jews, 1430-1950 by Mark Mazower

Modern Jewish Thought and Experience: After emancipation : Jewish religious responses to modernity by David Ellenson

Poetry: Everything is burning : poems by Gerald Stern

Reference: Tree of souls : the mythology of Judaism by Howard Schwartz

Scholarship: Language, eros, being : kabbalistic hermeneutics and poetic imagination by Elliott R. Wolfson

Sephardic Culture: The Schocken book of modern Sephardic literature, edited by Ilan Stavans

Visual Arts: Jewish women and their salons : the power of conversation, edited by Emily D. Blski and Emily Braun

Women's Studies: The modern Jewish girl's guide to guilt, edited by Ruth Andrew Ellenson

2004

Anthologies and Collections: I am Jewish : personal reflections inspired by the last words of Daniel Pearl, edited by Ruth Pearl and Judea Pearl

Children's and Young Adults' Literature: Wonders and miracles : a Passover companion : illustrated with art spanning three thousand years by Eric Kimmel

Contemporary Jewish Life and Practices: The blessing of a broken heart by Sherri Mandell

Jewish Book of the Year Award: American Judaism : a history by Jonathan Sarna

Fiction: Portrait of my mother, who posed nude in wartime : stories by Marjorie Sandor

Holocaust: The origins of the Final Solution : the evolution of Nazi Jewish policy, September 1939-March 1942 by Christopher R. Browning

Illustrated Children's Book: Luba : the angel of Bergen-Belsen, as told to Michelle R. McCann by Luba Tryszynska-Frederick

Jewish Education: Textual knowledge : teaching the Bible in theory and in practice by Barry W. Holtz

Jewish History: And the dead shall rise : the murder of Mary Phagan and the lynching of Leo Frank by Steve Oney

Modern Jewish Thought and Experience: The Zohar : Pritzker edition, volume 1, edited by Daniel C. Matt

Scholarship: The Jewish study Bible, edited by Marc Brettler and Adelle Berlin

Visual Arts: Diaspora : homelands in exile by Frédéric Brenner

Women's Studies: Gender and Israeli society : women's time, edited by Hannah Naveh

2002-2003

Jewish History: Constantine's sword : the church and the Jews : a history by James Carroll

Anthologies: Cultures of the Jews : a new history by David Biale

Children's Literature: Jewish holidays all year round : a family treasury by Ilene Cooper

Contemporary Jewish Life and Practices: To do the right and the good : a Jewish approach to modern social ethics by Elliot Dorff

Contemporary Jewish Thought and Experience: A Jew in America : my life and a people's struggle for identity by Arthur Hertzberg

Jewish Book of the Year Award: Six days of war : June 1967 and the making of the modern Middle East by Michael B. Oren

Fiction: The Russian debutante's handbook by Gary Shteyngart

First Time Author: In the image : a novel by Dara Horn

Holocaust: Resilience and courage : women, men, and the Holocaust by Nechama Tec

Jewish History: Irving Howe : a life of passionate dissent by Gerald Sorin

Scholarship: The Oxford handbook of Jewish studies, edited by Martin Goodman

Special Recognition: Hana's suitcase : a true story by Karen Levine

Women's Studies: Reading the women of the Bible by Tivka Simone Frymer-Kensky

2001

Autobiography/Memoir: The Rebbe's daughter : memoirs of a Hasidic childhood by Malkah Shapiro ; translated by Nehemia Polen

Children's Literature: Forged in freedom : shaping the Jewish-American experience by Norman H. Finkelstein

Children's Picture Book: The littlest pair by Sylvia Rouss ; illustrated by Holly Hannon

Eastern European Studies: Stalin's secret pogrom : the postwar inquisition of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee, edited and with introductions by Joshua Rubenstein and Vladimir P. Naumov ; translated by Laura Esther Wolfson

Fiction: Everything is illuminated : a novel by Jonathan Safran Foer

Holocaust: Salvaged pages : young writers' diaries of the Holocaust by Alexandra Zapruder

Jewish Education: Reclaiming goodness : education and the spiritual quest by Hanan Alexander

Jewish Thought: When a Jew dies : the ethnography of a bereaved son by Samuel Heilman

Jewish-Christian Relations: Jazz age Jews by Michael Alexander

Non-Fiction: Etz Hayim : Torah and commentary, edited by David Lieber and Jules Harlow

Reference: The encyclopedia of Jewish life before and during the Holocaust ; Shmuel Spector, editor-in-chief; Geoffrey Wigoder, consulting editor

Scholarship: Imperialism and Jewish society, 200 B.C.E to 640 C.E. by Seth Schwartz

Sephardic Studies: The Jewish cultural tapestry : international Jewish folk traditions by Steven M. Lowenstein

Yiddish Language and Culture: Yiddish : a nation of words by Miriam Weinstein

2000

Autobiography/Memoir: A scholar's odyssey by Cyrus H. Gordon

Children's Literature: The day the Rabbi disappeared : Jewish holiday tales of magic by Howard Schwartz

Children's Picture Book: Moishe's miracle : a Hanukkah story by Laura Krauss Melmed ; illustrated by David Slonim

Fiction: The human stain by Philip Roth

Holocaust: Hitler's Austria : popular sentiment in the Nazi era, 1938-1945 by Evan Bukey

Israel: One Palestine, complete : Jews and Arabs under the British Mandate by Tom Segev

Jewish History: One Palestine, complete : Jews and Arabs under the British Mandate  by Tom Segev

Jewish Thought: A letter in the scroll : understanding our Jewish identity and exploring the legacy of the world's oldest religion by Jonathan Sacks

Jewish-Christian Relations: Under his very windows : the Vatican and the Holocaust in Italy by Susan Zuccotti

Lifetime Literary Achievement Award: Elie Wiesel

Non-Fiction: Jew Vs. Jew: Jew vs. Jew : the struggle for the soul of American Jewry by Samuel G. Freedman

Reference: Reader's guide to Judaism, edited by Michael Terry

Scholarship: The modern Jewish canon : a journey through language and culture by Ruth R. Wisse

Sephardic and Ashkenazic Culture and Customs: Synagogues without Jews : and the communities that built and used them by Rivka Dorfman and Ben-Zion Dorfman

Sephardic Studies: Reluctant Cosmopolitans : the Portuguese Jews of seventeenth-century Amsterdam by Daniel M. Swetschinski

Women's Studies: Reproducing Jews : a cultural account of assisted contraception in Israel by Susan Martha Kahn

Yiddish Language and Culture: The Moscow State Yiddish Theater : Jewish culture on the Soviet stage by Jeffrey Veidlinger

1999

Autobiography/Memoir: King David's harp : autobiographical essays by Jewish Latin American writers, edited by Stephen Sadow

Children's Literature: With all my heart, with all my mind : thirteen stories about growing up Jewish, edited by Sandy Asher

Children's Picture Book: Joseph had a little overcoat by Simms Taback

Eastern European Studies: Polin : studies in Polish Jewry, edited by Israel Bartal and Antony Polonsky

Fiction: The wedding jester by Steve Stern

Holocaust: Reading the Holocaust by Inga Clendinnen

Israel: The multiple identities of the Middle East by Bernard Lewis

Jewish Education: Transmission and transformation : a Jewish perspective on moral education by Carol K. Ingall

Jewish History: Berlin metropolis : Jews and the new culture, 1890-1918, edited by Emily D. Bilski

Jewish Thought: The religious thought of Hasidism : text and commentary by Norman Lamm

Jewish-Christian Relations: Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews : a Jewish life and the emergence of Christianity by Paula Fredriksen

Lifetime Literary Achievement Award: Herman Wouk

Non-Fiction: Yosl Rakover talks to God by Zvi Kolitz ; translated by Carol Brown Janeway

Reference: The Hebrew folktale : history, genre, meaning by Eli Yassif

Scholarship: Living letters of the law : ideas of the Jew in medieval Christianity by Jeremy Cohen

Sephardic and Ashkenazic Culture and Customs: A drizzle of honey : the lives and recipes of Spain's secret Jews David Gitilitz and Linda Kay Davidson

Sephardic Studies: Heretics or daughters of Israel? : the crypto-Jewish women of Castile by Renée Levine Melammed

Women's Studies: Heretics or daughters of Israel? : the crypto-Jewish women of Castile by Renée Levine Melammed

Yiddish Language and Culture: Poyln : Jewish life in the old country by Alter Kacyzne

1998

Autobiography/Memoir: Jacob, Menahem, and Mimoun : a family epic by Marcel Benabou ; translated by Steven Rendall

Children's Literature: Heeding the call : Jewish voices in America's civil rights struggle by Norman Finkelstein

Children's Picture Book: You never know : a legend of the Lamed-Vavniks by Francine Prose ; illustrated by Mark H. Podwal

Fiction: The iron tracks by Aharon Appelfeld; translated by Yaacov Jeffrey Green

Holocaust: Between dignity and despair : Jewish life in Nazi Germany by Marion A. Kaplan

Israel: Israel's place in the Middle East : a pluralist perspective by Nissim Rejwan

Jewish Education: First fruit : a Whizin anthology of Jewish family education, edited by Adrianne Blank and Ron Wolfson
Jewish History: Hebrews of the Portuguese nation : conversos and community in early modern Amsterdam by Miriam Bodian
Jewish Thought: Engendering Judaism : an inclusive theology and ethics by Rachel Adler
Jewish-Christian Relations: Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus by Susanna Heschel
Lifetime Literary Achievement Award: Philip Roth
Non-Fiction: Kaddish by Leon Wieseltier
Scholarship: Entering the High Holy Days : a guide to the origins, themes, and prayers by Reuven Hammer
Sephardic and Ashkenazic Culture and Customs: A time to be born : customs and folklore of Jewish birth by Michele Klein
Sephardic Studies: The geonim of Babylonia and the shaping of medieval Jewish culture by Robert Brody
Women's Studies: Jewish women in America : an historical encyclopedia, edited by Paula E. Hyman and Deborah Dash Moore

The National Jewish Book Awards

The National Jewish Book Awards is the longest running awards program of its kind in the field of Jewish literature and is recognized as the most prestigious. The awards, presented by category, are designed to give recognition to outstanding books, to stimulate writers to further literary creativity and to encourage the reading of worthwhile titles. For more information about the Jewish Book Council, sponsors of this award, click here.

1997
Autobiography/Memoir: Miriam's kitchen : a memoir by Elizabeth Ehrlich

Children's Literature: The golem : a version by Barbara Rogasky : illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman

Children's Picture Book: Marven of the Great North Woods by Kathryn Lasky ; illustrated by Kevin Hawkes

Fiction: The actual by Saul Bellow

Holocaust: Nazi Germany and the Jews by Saul Friedlander

Israel: Rubber bullets : power and conscience in modern Israel by Yaron Ezrahi

Jewish Education: Succeeding at Jewish education : how one synagogue made it work by Joseph Reimer

Jewish History: German-Jewish history in modern times, volume 2 : Emancipation and acculturation, 1780-1871, edited by Michael Brenner, Stefi Jersch-Wenzel, and Michael A. Meyer

Jewish Thought: Stalking Elijah : adventures with today's Jewish mystical masters by Rodger Kamenetz

Jewish-Christian Relations: The kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara by David I. Kertzer

Lifetime Literary Achievement Award: Cynthia Ozick

Non-Fiction: Unfinished people : Eastern European Jews encounter America by Ruth Gay W.W. Norton

Scholarship: Revelation Restored : divine writ and critical responses by David Weiss

Sephardic and Ashkenazic Culture and Customs: The book of Jewish food : an odyssey from Samarkand to New York by Claudia Roden

Visual Arts: Judaica at the Smithsonian : cultural politics as cultural model by Grace Cohen Grossman with Richard Eighme Ahlborn

1996
Autobiography/Memoir: Fragments : memories of a childhood, 1939-1948 by Binjamin Wilkomirski

Children's Literature: Next year in Jerusalem : 3,000 years of Jewish stories by Howard Schwartz

Fiction: Gangsters : a love story by Evan Zimroth

Holocaust: Auschwitz, 1270 to the present by Deborah Dwork and Robert Jan van Pelt

Israel: The controversy of Zion : Jewish nationalism, the Jewish state, and the unresolved Jewish dilemma by Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Jewish History: Founder of Hasidism : a quest for the historical Ba'al Shem Tov by Moshe Rosman

Jewish Thought: Moses and civilization : the meaning behind Freud's myth by Robert A. Paul

Jewish-Christian Relations: The mystery of Romans : the Jewish context of Paul's letter by Mark D. Nanos

Lifetime Literary Achievement Award: Allen Ginsberg

Non-Fiction: Shalom, friend : the life and legacy of Yitzhak Rabin by The Jerusalem Report Staff

Scholarship: Your voice like a ram's horn : themes and texts in traditional Jewish teaching by Marc Saperstein

Sephardic Studies: Secrecy and deceit : the religion of the crypto-Jews by David M. Gitlitz

Visual Arts: And I shall dwell among them : historic synagogues of the world by Neil Folberg

1995
Autobiography/Memoir: In this dark house : a memoir by Louise Kehoe

Children's Literature: Under the domim tree by Gila Almagor

Fiction: Mazel by Rebecca Goldstein

Holocaust: We are children just the same : Vedem, the secret magazine by the boys of Terezín, selected and edited by Marie Křížková, Kurt Kotouč, and Zdeněk Ornest

Israel: Beyond the promised land : Jews and Arabs on the hard road to a new Israel by Glenn Frankel

Jewish Folklore and Anthropology: Chosen tales : stories told by Jewish storytellers, edited by Peninnah Schram

Jewish History: The wonders of America : reinventing Jewish culture 1880-1950 by Jenna Weissman Joselit

Jewish-Christian Relations: Spiritual pilgrimage : texts on Jews and Judaism, 1979-1995 by Pope John Paul II

Non-Fiction: Genesis : the beginning of desire by Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg

Scholarship: Through a speculum that shines : vision and imagination in medieval Jewish wisdom by Elliot R. Wolfson

Sephardic Studies: The origins of the Inquisition in fifteenth century Spain by Benzion Netanyahu (2d ed. (2001) here)

Visual Arts: Jewish art by Grace Cohen Grossman

1994
Autobiography/Memoir: A spy in Canaan : my secret life as a Jewish-American businessman spying for Israel in Arab lands by Howard A. Shack

Children's Literature: Golden windows and other stories of Jerusalem by Adèle Geras

Children's Picture Book: The always prayer shawl Sheldon Oberman ; illustrated by Ted Lewin

Contemporary Jewish Life: A people divided : Judaism in contemporary America by Jack Wertheimer

Fiction: The prince of West End Avenue : a novel by Alan Isler

Holocaust: Ordinary men : Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the final solution in Poland by Christopher R. Browning

Israel: Elusive prophet : Ahad Ha'am and the origins of Zionism by Steven Zipperstein

Jewish Education: Studies in Jewish education, volume 5 : educational issues and classical Jewish texts, edited by Howard Deitcher and Abraham J. Tannenbaum

Jewish Folklore and Anthropology: Folk literature of the Sephardic Jews : volume III : Judeo-Spanish ballads from oral tradition, II; Carolingian Ballads, 1; Roncesvalles, edited by Samuel G. Armistead and Joseph H. Silverman

Jewish History: Antisemitism in America by Leonard Dinnerstein

Jewish Thought: The kiss of God : spiritual and mystical death in Judaism by Michael Fishbane

Scholarship: Jewish law : history, sources, principles by Menachem Elon

Sephardic Studies: North African Jewry in the twentieth century : the Jews of Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria by Michael Laskier

Visual Arts: Jewish papercuts : a history and guide by Joseph and Yehudit Shadur

1993
Autobiography/Memoir: On clowns : the dictator and the artist : essays by Norman Manea

Children's Literature: Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse

Children's Picture Book: Elijah's angel : a story for Chanukah and Christmas by Michael J. Rosen; illustrated by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson

Contemporary Jewish Life: Against all odds : holocaust survivors and the successful lives they made in America by William Helmreich

Fiction: Mr. Mani by A.B. Yehoshua

Holocaust: The texture of memory : Holocaust memorials and meaning by James E. Young

Israel: Land and power : the Zionist resort to force, 1881-1948 by Anita Shapira

Jewish Folklore and Anthropology: Hasidic people : a place in the new world by Jerome R. Mintz

Jewish History: Jews in Christian America : the pursuit of religious equality by Naomi W. Cohen

Jewish Thought: Women as ritual experts : the religious lives of elderly Jewish women in Jerusalem by Susan Starr Sered

Scholarship: Jewish education and society in the High Middle Ages by Ephraim Kanarfogel

Sephardic Studies: The Jews of Spain : a history of the Sephardic experience by Jane S. Gerber

Visual Arts: The Jews : a treasury of art and literature, edited by Sharon R. Keller

1992
Autobiography/Memoir: Mostly Morgenthaus : a family history by Henry Morganthau III

Children's Literature: The man from the other side by Uri Orlev ; translated by Hillel Halkin

Children's Picture Book: Chicken man by Michelle Edwards

Contemporary Jewish Life: Tradition in a rootless world : women turn to Orthodox Judaism by Lynn Davidman

Fiction: The Rosendorf quartet : a novel by Nathan Shaham ; translated by Dalya Bilu

Holocaust: Escaping the Holocaust : illegal immigration to the land of Israel, 1939-1944 by Dalia Ofer

Israel: The road not taken : early Arab-Israeli negotiations by Itamar Rabinovitch

Jewish History: The making of the Jewish middle class : women, family, and identity in Imperial Germany by Marion A. Kaplan

Jewish Thought: Freud's Moses: Judaism terminable and interminable by Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi

Scholarship: From tradition to commentary : Torah and its interpretation in the Midrash Sifre to Deuteronomy by Steven D. Fraade

Sephardic Studies: The compunctious poet : cultural ambiguity and Hebrew poetry in Muslim Spain by Ross Brann

Visual Arts: Painting a place in America : Jewish artists in New York, 1900-1945, edited by Norman L. Kleeblatt and Susan Chevlowe

1991
Autobiography/Memoir: Daydreams and nightmares : reflections on a Harlem childhood by Irving Louis Horowitz

Children's Literature: Becoming Gershona by Nava Semel ; tranlsated by Seymour Simckes

Children's Picture Book: Hannukah! by Roni Schotter ; illustrated by Marylin Hafner

Contemporary Jewish Life: Maintaining consensus : the Canadian Jewish polity in the postwar world by Daniel J. Elazar and Harold M. Waller

Fiction: The gift of Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

Holocaust: The Holocaust : the fate of European Jewry, 1932-1945 by Leni Yahlil ; translated by Ina Friedman and Haya Galai

Israel: The Vatican and Zionism : conflict in the Holy Land, 1895-1925 by Sergio Minerbi ; translated by Arnold Schwartz

Jewish History: The pursuit of heresy : Rabbi Moses Hagiz and the Sabbatian controversies by Elisheva Carlebach

Jewish Thought: Sacred fragments : recovering theology for the modern Jew by Neil Gillman

Scholarship: History, religion, and antisemitism by Gavin Langmuir

Visual Arts: Ketubah : Jewish marriage contracts of Hebrew Union College, Skirball Museum, and Klau Library by Shalom Sabar

1990
Autobiography/Memoir: From that time and place : a memoir, 1938-1947 by Lucy Dawidowicz

Children's Literature: Number the stars by Lois Lowry

Children's Picture Book: Berchik by Esther Silverstein Blanc ; illustrated by Tennessee Dixon

Contemporary Jewish Life: Prayer & community : the havurah in American Judaism by Riv-Ellen Prell

Fiction: Five seasons by A. B. Yehoshua ; translated by Hillel Halkin

Holocaust: A cup of tears : a diary of the Warsaw Ghetto by Abraham Lewin, edited by Antony Polansky

Israel: A mandate for terror : the United Nations and the PLO by Harris O. Schoenberg

Jewish History: The road to modern Jewish politics : political tradition and political reconstruction in the Jewish community of tsarist Russia by Eli Lederhendler

Jewish Thought: Jewish preaching, 1200-1800 : an anthology by Marc Saperstein

Scholarship: Be fertile and increase, fill the earth and master it : the ancient and medieval career of a Biblical text by Jeremy Cohen

Visual Arts: The Jews in America, edited by David Cohen

1989
Autobiography/Memoir: Fear no evil by Natan Sharansky (Anatoly Shcharansky)

Children's Literature: The devil's arithmetic by Jane Yolen

Children's Picture Book: Just enough is plenty : a Hanukkah tale by Barbara Diamond Goldin ; illustrated by Seymour Chwast

Contemporary Jewish Life: Broken alliance : the turbulent times between Blacks and Jews in America by Jonathan Kaufman

Fiction: The immortal Bartfuss by Aharon Apelfeld

Holocaust: Blowback : America's recruitment of Nazis and its effects on the Cold War by Christopher Simpson

Israel: Stealing home : Israel bound and rebound by Haim Chertok

Jewish History: Response to modernity : a history of the Reform Movement in Judaism by Michael A. Meyer

Jewish Thought: Commandments and concerns : Jewish religious education in secular society by Michael Rosenak

Scholarship: Kabbalah : new perspectives by Moshe Idel

Visual Arts: A Sign and a witness : 2,000 years of Hebrew books and illuminated manuscripts by Leonard Gold

1988
Children's Literature: The return by Sonia Levitin

Children's Picture Book: Exodus, adapted from the Bible by Miriam Chaikin ; illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak
Contemporary Jewish Life: Mixed blessings : marriage between Jews and Christians by Paul Cowan and Rachel Cowan
Fiction: The counterlife by Philip Roth
Holocaust: The Italians and the Holocaust : persecution, rescue, and survival by Susan Zuccotti
Israel: Ben-Gurion : the burning ground, 1886-1948 by Shabtai Teveth
Jewish History: European Jewry and the First Crusade by Robert Chazan
Jewish Thought: The orphaned adult : confronting the death of a parent by Marc D. Angel
Scholarship: Medieval Jewish seals from Europe by Daniel M. Friedenberg
Visual Arts: The Jewish image in American film by Lester D. Friedman

1987
Children's Literature: Monday in Odessa by Eileen Bluestone Sherman
Children's Picture Book: Poems for Jewish holidays by Myra C. Livingston ; illustrated by Lloyd Bloom
Holocaust: The Nazi doctors : medical killing and the psychology of genocide by Robert J. Lifton
Israel: A walker in Jerusalem by Samuel Heilman
Jewish History: Power & powerlessness in Jewish history by David Biale Schocken
Jewish Thought: Galut : modern Jewish reflection on homelessness and homecoming by Arnold M. Eisen
Scholarship: Sifre : a Tannaitic commentary on the Book of Deuteronomy by Reuven Hammer
Visual Arts: Jewish folk art : from biblical days to modern times by Joy Ungerleider

1986
Biography: Chaim Weizmann : the making of a Zionist leader by Jehuda Reinharz
Children's Literature: In kindling flame : the story of Hannah Senesh, 1921-1944 by Linda Atkison
Children's Picture Book: Brothers : a Hebrew legend by Florence B. Freedman ; illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker
Fiction: The unloved : from the diary of Perla S. : a novel by Arnost Lustig ; translated by Vera Kalina-Levine
Holocaust: The destruction of the European Jews by Raul Hilberg (3d ed. (2003) here)
Israel: The other Arab-Israeli conflict : making America's Middle East policy, from Truman to Reagan by Steven L. Spiegel
Jewish History: Religious conflict in social context : the resurgence of Orthodox Judaism in Frankfurt am Main, 1838-1877 by Robert Liberles
Jewish Thought: A living covenant : the innovative spirit in traditional Judaism by David Hartman
Scholarship: Biblical interpretation in ancient Israel by Michael Fishbane
Visual Arts: Synagogues of Europe : architecture, history, meaning by Carol Herselle Krinsky

1985
Biography: Martin Buber's life and work: volume 3: the later years, 1945-1965 by Maurice S. Friedman

Children's Literature: Good if it goes by Gary Provost and Gail Provost

Children's Picture Book: Mrs. Moskowitz and the Sabbath candlesticks, written and illustrated by Amy Schwartz

Fiction: Invisible mending : a novel by Frederick Busch

Holocaust: The abandonment of the Jews : America and the Holocaust, 1941-1945 by David S. Wyman

Israel: From time immemorial : the origins of the Arab-Jewish conflict over Palestine by Joan Peters

Jewish History: Encounter with emancipation : the German Jews in the United States, 1830-1914 by Naomi W. Cohen

Jewish Thought: Halakhic man by Joseph B. Soloveitchik ; translated by Lawrence Kaplan

Scholarship: The wars of the Lord : volume 1 : book one, the immortality of the soul by Levi Ben Gershom ; translated by Seymour Feldman

Visual Arts: The Rothschild Mahzor : Florence, 1492 by Evelyn M. Cohen

Yiddish Literature: Fun ash un fayer iz dayn kroyn (From ash and fire is your crown) by Shea Tenenbaum

1984
Biography: Ben-Gurion, prophet of fire by Dan Kurzman

Children's Literature: The Jewish kids catalog by Chaya M. Burstein

Fiction: An admirable woman : a novel by Arthur A. Cohen

Holocaust: The quality of witness : a Romanian diary, 1937-1944 by Emil Dorian and Margueritte Dorian

Israel: Israel in the mind of America by Peter Grose

Jewish History: Tsar Nicholas I and the Jews : the transformation of Jewish society in Russia, 1825-1855 by Michael Stanislwaski

Jewish Thought: Post-Holocaust dialogues : critical studies in modern Jewish thought by Steven T. Katz

Scholarship: A Mediterranean society; the Jewish communities of the Arab world as portrayed in the documents of the Cairo Geniza, volume 4: daily life by S. D. Goitein

Visual Arts: A vanished world by Roman Vishniac

Yiddish Literature: Tsu di himlen arof (To the heavens above) by Chaim Leib

The National Jewish Book Awards
The National Jewish Book Awards is the longest running awards program of its kind in the field of Jewish literature and is recognized as the most prestigious. The awards, presented by category, are designed to give recognition to outstanding books, to stimulate writers to further literary creativity and to encourage the reading of worthwhile titles. For more information about the Jewish Book Council, sponsors of this award, click here.

1983
Children's Literature: King of the seventh grade by Barbara Cohen

Children's Picture Book: Yussel's prayer : a Yom Kippur story by Barbara Cohen ; illustrated by Michael J. Deraney
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Fiction: Temple : a novel by Robert Greenfield

Holocaust: None is too many : Canada and the Jews of Europe, 1933-1948 by Irving Abella and Harold Troper

Israel: Among lions : the battle for Jerusalem, June 5-7, 1967 by J. Robert Moskin

Jewish History: Zakhor : Jewish history and Jewish memory by Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi

Jewish Thought: Hispano-Jewish culture in transition : the career and controversies of Ramah by Bernard Septimus

Scholarship: The friars and the Jews : the evolution of medieval anti-Judaism by Jeremy Cohen

Visual Arts: Israel in antiquity : from David to Herod by Andrew S. Ackerman and Susan L. Braunstein

Yiddish Literature: Kanader Tidisher zamlbukh (Canadian Jewish anthology) by Chaim Spilberg and Yaacov Zippe

1982
Children's Literature: The night journey by Kathryn Lasky ; illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman

Fiction: Ellis Island & other stories by Mark Helprin

Holocaust: Vichy France and the Jews by Michael Marrus and Robert O. Paxton

Israel: Egypt and Israel by Howard M. Sachar

Jewish History: The world of a Renaissance Jew  : the life and thought of Abraham ben Mordecai Farissol by David Ruderman

Jewish Thought: The art of Biblical narrative by Robert Alter

Visual Arts: Art of the Holocaust by Janet Blatter and Sybil Milton

Yiddish Literature: Never say die! : a thousand years of Yiddish in Jewish life and letters, edited by Joshua A. Fisherman

1981
Children's Literature: A Russian farewell by Leonard Everett Fisher

Fiction: O my America : a novel by Johanna Kaplan

Holocaust: The politics of genocide : the Holocaust in Hungary by Randolph L. Braham

Jewish History: Jewish self-government in medieval Egypt : the origins of the office of head of the Jews, ca. 1065-1126 by Mark R. Cohen
Jewish Thought: Introduction to the Code of Maimonides (Mishneh Torah) by Isadore Twersky

Visual Arts: Purim : the face and the mask : essays and catalogue of an exhibition at the Yeshiva University Museum, February-June 1979 by Shifra Epstein, Joseph Dov Soloveitchik, Norman Lamm, and others

Yiddish Literature: Pathways in Yiddish literature by Hyman Bass

Yiddish Poetry: Caviar at the funeral : poems by Louis Simpson

1980
Children's Literature: Dita Saxova by Arnošt Lustig

Cumulative Contribution to Yiddish Poetry: Charles Reznikoff

Fiction: The apathetic bookie joint by Daniel Fuchs

Holocaust: Less than slaves : Jewish forced labor and the quest for compensation by Benjamin B. Ferencz

Israel: The Habima, Israel's national theater, 1917-1977 : a study of cultural nationalism by Emanuel Levy

Jewish History: The Jews of Georgian England, 1714-1830 : tradition and change in a liberal society by Todd M. Endelman

Jewish Thought: Gershom Scholem : Kabbalah and counter-history by David Biale

Yiddish Literature: Tzwishn shmeichl un trern (Between smiles and tears) by Peretz Miransky

1979
Children's Literature: Joshua : fighter for Bar Kochba by Irena Narell

Cumulative Contribution to Jewish Historic Research and Thought: Salo W. Baron

Fiction: Leah's journey by Gloria Goldreich

Holocaust: Deliverance day : the last hours at Dachau by Michael Selzer

Israel: Raquela : a woman of Israel by Ruth Gruber

Jewish Thought: Love and sex : a modern Jewish perspective by Robert Gordis

Translation of a Jewish Classic: An elegant composition concerning relief after adversity by Nissim Ben Jacob Ibn Shahin, translated by  William M. Brinner

Yiddish Poetry: In droisen fun der Velt (Outside of the world) by Moishe Steingart

1978
Children's Literature: Never to forget : the Jews of the holocaust by Milton Meltzer

Fiction: The Yeshiva by Chaim Grade

Hebrew Poetry: El eretz aheret (To another land) by T. Carmi

Holocaust: The survivor : an anatomy of life in the death camps by Terrence Des Pres

Israel: Letters to an American Jewish friend : a Zionist's polemic by Hillel Halkin

Jewish History: On the edge of destruction : Jews of Poland between the two World Wars by Celia S. Heller

Jewish Thought: The Jewish mind by Raphael Patai

1977
Children's Literature: Rifka grows up by Chaya M. Burstein

English Poetry: From the backyard of the diaspora by Myra Sklarew

Fiction: Bloodshed and three novellas by Cynthia Ozick

Holocaust: Sefer Sheelot u-Teshuvot Mi-Maamakim, part 4 by Ephraim Oshry

Israel: A history of Israel : from the rise of Zionism to our time by Howard M. Sachar
(3rd ed., rev. and updated (2007) here)
Jewish History: World of our fathers by Irving Howe

Jewish Thought: Maimonides : Torah and philosophic quest by David Hartman

Translation of a Jewish Classic: Maimonides' Introduction to the Talmud : a translation of the Rambam's introduction to his Commentary on the Mishna by Zvi L. Lampel

1976
Children's Literature: Haym Salomon : liberty's son by Shirley Milgrim

Fiction: Other people's lives by Johanna Kaplan

Holocaust: Yerusholayim de-Lita : Jerusalem of Lithuania : illustrated and documented by Leyzer Ran

Israel: American Zionism from Herzl to the Holocaust by Melvin I. Urofsky

Jewish History: The myth of the Jewish race by Raphael Patai and Jennifer Patai

Jewish Thought: Contemporary Reform response by Solomon B. Freehof

Translation of a Jewish Classic: Pĕsiḳta dĕ-Rab̲ Kahăna : R. Kahana's compilation of discourses for Sabbaths and festal days by William G. Braude and Israel J. Kapstein

Yiddish Poetry: A shoton trogt main kroin (A shadow wears my crown) by M. Husid

1975
Children's Literature: The Holocaust : a history of courage and resistance by Bea Stadtler

Cumulative Contribution to Jewish History: Solomon Zeitlin

Fiction: White eagle, dark skies by Jean Karsavina

Hebrew Poetry: Metim ve-Ohavim (The dead and the lovers) by Reuven Ben-Yosef

Holocaust: Judenrat; the Jewish councils in Eastern Europe under Nazi occupation by Isaiah Trunk

Israel: The forgotten friendship : Israel and the Soviet Bloc, 1947-53 by Arnold Krammer

Jewish Thought: Major themes in modern philosophies of Judaism by Eliezer Berkovtis

Translation of a Jewish Classic: The book of Isaiah, translated by Max Arzt, Bernard J. Bamberger, Harry Freedman, H. L. Ginsberg, Solomon Grayzel Solomon, and Harry M. Orlinsky

1974
Children's Literature: Uncle Misha's partisans by Yuri Suhl

Fiction: Judah the Pious by Francine Prose

Israel: The question of Palestine, 1914-1918; British-Jewish-Arab relations by Isaiah Friedman

Jewish History: The Jews of Poland; a social and economic history of the Jewish community in Poland from 1100 to 1800 by Bernard D. Weinryb

Jewish Thought: The mask Jews wear : the self-deceptions of American Jewry by Eugene Borowitz

Translation of English Poetry: Songs of Jerusalem and myself by Yehuda Amichai ; translated by Harold Schimmel

1973
Children's Literature: The upstairs room by Johanna Reiss

Fiction: Somewhere else by Robert Kotlowitz

Holocaust: Veiterdike Lider fun Hurban un Lider fun Gloiben un Yanish Korshaks Letzte Gange (More poems of the Holocaust and poems of faith and Yanush Korshak's last walk) by Aaron Zeitlin

Jewish History: A Jewish princedom in feudal France : 768-900 by Arthur J. Zuckerman

Jewish Thought: Two living traditions : essays on religion and the Bible by Samuel Sandmel

Jewish Thought: Souls on fire : portraits and legends of Hasidic masters by Elie Wiesel

Yiddish Poetry: Yiddishe landshaft (Jewish landscape) by Meir Sticker

1972
Children's Literature: The master of miracle : a new novel of the Golem by Sulamith Ish-Kishor

Fiction: The pagan rabbi and other stories by Cynthia Ozick

Hebrew Poetry: Igrotai el dorot aherim (Letters to other generations) by Eisig Silberschlag

Holocaust: The politics of rescue; the Roosevelt administration and the holocaust, 1938-1945 by Henry L. Feingold

Jewish Thought: Jewish worship by Abraham E. Millgram

1971
Children's Literature: Journey to America by Sonia Levitin

English Poetry: Traveler through time by Ruth Finer Mintz

Holocaust: Sheelot u-Teshuvot Mi-Maamakim by Ephraim Oshry

Jewish Thought: The religion of ethical nationhood : Judaism's contribution to world peace by Mordechai M. Kaplan

1970
Children's Literature: The story of Masadah by Yigael Yadin, retold for young readers by Gerald Gottlieb

Children's Literature: Martin Buber : wisdom in our time by Charlie May Simon

Fiction: Waiting for the news by Leo Litwak

Holocaust: Lexicon of the Yiddish theater : martyrs volume by Zalman Zylbercweig

Jewish Thought: Israel : an echo of eternity by Abraham Joshua Heschel

Yiddish Poetry: Elbiker dorsht (Eternal thirst) by Eliezer Greenberg

1969
English Poetry: The marriage wig and other poems by Ruth Whitman

Fiction: Memory of Autumn by Charles Angoff

Hebrew Poetry: Derech Eretz (Respect) by Reuven Ben-Meir

Holocaust: The holocaust : the destruction of European Jewry, 1933-1945 by Nora Levin

Holocaust: The Jewish catastrophe in Europe by Judah Pilch

Jewish Thought: Quest for past and future : essays in Jewish theology by Emil L. Fackenheim

Yiddish Poetry: Di Gnod fun Vort by Rachel H. Korn

1968
Holocaust: And the crooked shall be made straight : the Eichmann trial, the Jewish catastrophe, and Hannah Arendt's narrative by Jacob Robinson

Jewish Thought: The origins of the modern Jew; Jewish identity and European culture in Germany, 1749-1824 by Michael A. Meyer

Yiddish Poetry: Lider fun Hurban un Lider fun Gloiben (Poems of the Holocaust and poems of faith) by Aaron Zeitlin

1967
Children's Literature: The story of Israel by Meyer Levin

Fiction: The well by Chaim Grade

Hebrew Poetry: Shirim be-Sulam miner (Poems in a minor key) by Leonard D. Freidland

Holocaust: Algemeyne entsiklopedye : Yidn VII General Encycolpedia : Jews VII, edited by Abraham Kin, Mordecai Dosover, and Isiah Trunk

Jewish Thought: Understanding Genesis by Nahum M. Sarna

Yiddish Poetry: A Yid fun Lublin (A Jew from Lublin) by Jacob Glatstein

1966
Children's Literature: The Dreyfus affair by Betty Schechter

English Poetry: The darkening green by Ruth Finer Mintz

Fiction: The stronghold : a novel by Meyer Levin

Hebrew Poetry: Ma'avar Yabok (Crossing the Yabok) by Simon Halkin

Holocaust: Analytical Franco-Jewish gazetteer, 1939-1945 by Zosa Szajkowksi

Jewish Thought: The higher freedom : a new turning point in Jewish history by David Polish

Yiddish Poetry: Licht fun Dorenboin (A light from the thornbush) by Kadia Molodowsky

1965
Children's Literature: World lost and found : discoveries in biblical archaeology by Dov Peretz Elkins and Azriel Eisenberg

Fiction: The town beyond the wall by Elie Wiesel

Jewish Thought: Ancient Jewish philosophy : a study in metaphysics and ethics by Israel Efros

Yiddish Poetry: Di emesse hasunah (Some wedding) by Aleph Katz

1964
Children's Literature: A boy of Old Prague by Sulamith Ish-Kishor
; illustrated by Ben Shahn
Fiction: The King's persons by Joanne Gereenberg

Hebrew Poetry: Ha-Rei Boer ba-Esh (The mirror burns in fire) by Arnold Band

Jewish Thought: Judaism : profile of a faith by Ben Zion Bokser

Yiddish Poetry: Amerike un Ich (America and I) by Aaron Glanz-Leyeles

1963
Children's Literature: Return to Freedom by Josephine Kamm ; illustrated by William Stobbs

English Poetry: By the waters of Manhattan : selected verse by Charles Reznikoff

Fiction: The slave : a novel by Issac Bashevis Singer

Jewish History: The promised city : New York's Jews, 1870-1914 by Moses Rischin

Yiddish Poetry Der Mensch fun Fier (The Man of Fire) by Chaim Grade

1962
Children's Literature: Ten and a kid by Sadie Rose Weilerstein

English Poetry: Work and Days, and other poems by Irving Feldman

Fiction: The wedding band by Samuel Yellen

Hebrew Poetry: Mapat erev by Gabriel Preil

Yiddish Poetry: Nigun Eingehert (In melody absorbed) by Israel Emiot

1961
Children's Literature: Discovering Israel by Regina Tor

Fiction: The human season by Edward L. Wallant

Hebrew Poetry: K'mo hayom rad (As the day wanes) by Ephraim E. Lisitzky

Yiddish Poetry: Megilath Russland (Scroll of Russia) by Joseph Rubinstein

1960
Children's Literature: Keys to a magic door : the life and times of I. L. Peretz by Sylvia Rothchild ; illustrated by Bernard Krigstein

English Poetry: The spoken choice by Amy K. Blank

Fiction: Goodbye Columbus by Philip Roth

Hebrew Poetry: Kimron yamai (Arch of my days) by Eisig Silberschlag

Yiddish Poetry: Gildene Shekia (Golden sunset) by Ephraim Auerbach

1959
Children's Literature: Border hawk : August Bondi by Lloyd Alexander ; illustrated by Bernard Krigstein

English Poetry: Come under the wings : a midrash on Ruth by Grace Goldin

Fiction: Exodus by Leon Uris

Hebrew Poetry: Tzil va-Tzel (Sound and shadow) by Moshe Ben-Meir

Yiddish Poetry: Lid tzu lid (Poem to poem) by Benjamin I. Bialostotzky

1958
Children's Literature: Jewish junior encyclopedia by Naomi Ben Asher and Hayim Leaf

Cumulative Contribution to Yiddish Poetry: I. J. Schwartz

Fiction: The assistant by Bernard Malamud

Hebrew Poetry: Bein ha-Esh veha-Esha (Between the man and the woman) by Aaron Zeitlin

1957
Cumulative Contribution to Children's Literature: Elma F. Levinger

Fiction: Raquel : the Jewess of Toledo by Lion Feuchtwanger

Hebrew Poetry: Avraham Abulfia by Moshe Feinstein

Yiddish Poetry: Fun Mein Gantzer Mei : 1919-1956 (Of all my toil : collected poems, 1919-1956) by Jacob Glatstein

1956
Cumulative Contribution to Children's Literature: Sadie Rose Weilerstein

Cumulative Contribution to Yiddish Poetry: Naftali Gross

Hebrew Poetry: Aderet HaShanim (Mantle of years) by Hillel Bavli

1955
Children's Literature: King Solomon's navy by Nora Benjamin Kubie

Fiction: Blessed is the land by Louis Zara

Hebrew Poetry: Ner Mul Kochavim (Candle Under the Stars) by Gabriel Preil

Yiddish Poetry: Lider fun a Midbarnik (Poems of a Hermit) by Alter Asselin

1954
Children's Literature: The Jewish people : book three by Deborah Pessin

Cumulative Contribution to English Poetry: Harry H. Fein

Fiction: In the morning light by Charles Angoff

Hebrew Poetry: Be-Ohalei Kush (In Negro tents) by Ephraim E. Lisitzky

Yiddish Poetry: Banachtiger Dialog (Night dialogue) by Eliezer Greenberg

1953
Children's Literature: Stories of King David by Lillian S. Freehof

Cumulative Contribution to English Poetry: Isidore Goldstick

Cumulative Contribution to Hebrew Poetry: A. S. Schwarz

Fiction: The Juggler by Michael Blankfort

Yiddish Poetry: The changelings : collected poems by Mark Schweid

1952
Children's Literature: All-of-a-kind family by Sydney Taylor
(1989 printing here)
Cumulative Contribution to English Poetry: A. M. Klein

Cumulative Contribution to Hebrew Poetry: Hillel Bavli

Editing and Translationg Yiddish Poetry: Antologia fun der Hebraishe Poesie (Anthology of Hebrew Poetry) by Mordechai Jaffee

Fiction: Quiet street by Zelda Popkin

1951
English Poetry: Jerusalem has many faces by Judah Stampfer

Fiction: The testament of the lost son by Soma Morgenstein

Hebrew Poetry: Shirim u'Poemot (Songs and Poems) by Aaron Zeitlin

Yiddish Poetry: Der Fuller Krug (The Brimming Jug) by Ber Lappin

1950
Fiction: The wall by John Hersey

Jewish Thought: The Jews in medieval Germany : a study of their legal and social status by Guido Kisch (2d ed. (1970) here)

1949
Fiction: My glorious brothers by Howard Fast

Jewish Thought: Philo : foundations of religious philosophy in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by Harry Austryn Wolfson

Alison Piepmeier Book Prize
This award is given for a groundbreaking monograph in women, gender, and sexuality studies that makes significant contributions to feminist disability studies scholarship. For more information about the National Women's Studies Association, sponsors of this award, click here.

2019 Infrahumanisms : science, culture, and the making of modern non/personhood by Megan Glick
2018 The right to maim : debility, capacity, disability by Jasbir K. Puar; The pedagogy of pathologization : dis/abled girls of color in the school-prison nexus by Subini Ancy Annamma

2017 Curative violence : rehabilitating disability, gender, and sexuality in modern Korea by Eunjung Kim

Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize
The prize includes $1,000 and recognition for groundbreaking monographs in women's studies that makes significant multicultural feminist contributions to women of color/transnational scholarship. The prize honors Gloria Anzaldúa, a valued and long-active member of the National Women's Studies Association. For more information about the National Women's Studies Association, sponsors of this award, click here.

2019  Black feminism reimagined : after intersectionality by Jennifer Nash; honorable mention: The afterlife of reproductive slavery : biocapitalism and Black feminism's philosophy of history by Alys Weinbaum
2018  Everyday sustainability : gender justice and fair trade tea in Darjeeling by Debarati Sen; Pushing in silence : modernizing Puerto Rico and the medicalization of childbirth by Isabel M. Córdova; honorable mention: Post-borderlandia : Chicana literature and gender variant critique by T. Jackie Cuevas
2017  The borders of Dominicanidad : race, nation, and archives of contradiction by Lorgia García-Peña; honorable mention: Living a feminist life by Sara Ahmed; honorable mention: Downwardly global : women, work, and citizenship in the Pakistani diaspora by Lalaie Ameeriar
2016  Power interrupted : antiracist and feminist activism in the United Nations by Sylvanna M. Falcon; honorable mention: Shapeshifters : black girls and the choreography of citizenship by Aimee Meredith Cox; honorable mention: Latino heartland : of borders and belonging in the midwest by Sujey Vega
2015  Dealing in desire : Asian ascendancy, Western decline, and the hidden currencies of global sex work by Kimberly Kay Hoang
2014  Black women against the land grab : the fight for racial justice in Brazil by Keisha-Khan Y. Perry; honorable mention: Transformation now! toward a post-oppositional politics of change by AnaLouise Keating

2013  Seeing beauty, sensing race in transnational Indonesia by L. Ayu Saraswati
2012  Transnationalism reversed : women organizing against gendered violence in Bangladesh by Elora Chowdhury; honorable mention: Spiritual mestizaje : religion, gender, race, and nation in contemporary Chicana narrative by Theresa Delgadillo; honorable mention: The womanist idea by Layli Maparyan
2011  Bodies in crisis : culture, violence, and women's resistance in neoliberal Argentina by Barbara Sutton; honorable mention: Reading is my window : books and the art of reading in women's prisons by Megan Sweeny
2010  Encarnación : illness and body politics in Chicana feminist literature by Suzanne Bost; honorable mention: Beyond the black lady : sexuality and the new African American middle class by Lisa Thompson
2009  Native speakers : Ella Deloria, Zora Neale Hurston, Jovita González and the poetics of culture by Maria Eugenia Cotera
2008  Imagining Arab womanhood : the cultural mythology of veils, harems, and belly dancers in the U.S. by Amira Jarmakani; honorable  mention: Seeing red : anger, sentimentality, and American Indians by Cari M. Carpenter

Sara A. Whaley Book Prize
This prize honors Sara Whaley, who owned Rush Publishing and was the editor of Women's Studies Abstracts. Each year the  National Women's Studies Association will award up to 2 book awards for monographs that address women and labor. For more information about the National Women's Studies Association, sponsors of this award, click here.

2019 The afterlife of reproductive slavery : biocapitalism and Black feminism's philosophy of history by Alys Weinbaum; Unjust conditions : women's work and the hidden cost of cash transfer program by Tara Patricia Cookson; honorable mention: Sex and stigma : stories of everyday life in Nevada's legal brothels by Sarah Jane Blithe, Anna Wiederhold Wolfe, and Breanna Mohr
2018  The gender effect : capitalism, feminism, and the corporate politics of development by Kathryn Moeller; honorable mention: The cost of being a girl : working teens and the origins of the gender wage gap by Yasemin Besen-Cassino

2017  Industrial sexuality : gender, urbanization, and social transformation in Egypt by Hanan Hammad; Intimate justice : the black female body and the body politic by Shatema Threadcraft; honorable mention: Everyday conversions : Islam, domestic work, and South Asian migrant women in Kuwait by Attiya Ahmad

2016  No mercy here : gender, punishment, and the making of Jim Crow modernity by Sarah Haley; Household workers unite : the untold story of African American women who built a movement by Premilla Nadasen
2015  A taste for brown sugar : Black women in pornography by Mireille Miller-Young

2014  Working women into the borderlands by Sonia Hernández; Steel closets : voices of gay, lesbian, and transgender steelworkers by Anne Balay

2013  Care work and class : domestic workers' struggle for equal rights in Latin America by Merike Blofield

2012  Caring for America : home health workers in the shadow of the welfare state by Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein; We are in this dance together : gender, power, and globalization at a Mexican garment firm by Nancy Plankey-Videla

2011  For the family? : how class and gender shape women's work by Sarah Damaske; Both hands tied : welfare reform and the race to the bottom in the low-wage labor market by Jane Collins and Victoria Mayer

2010  Red lights : the lives of sex workers in postsocialist China by Tiantian Zheng; Making up the difference : Ecuadorian women and direct selling by Erynn Masi de Casanova

2009  Women's work in early modern English literature and culture by Michelle Dowd; The managed hand : race, gender, and the body in beauty service work by Millann Kang; The women's movement against sexual harassment by Carrie Baker

National Women's Studies Association-University of Illinois Press First Book Prize
This prize is for the best dissertation or first book manuscript by a single author in the field of women's and gender studies. Applicants must be National Women's Studies Association members. For more information about the National Women's Studies Association, sponsors of this award, click here.

2019  Re-membering the maternal goddess : Rastafari women’s intellectual history and activism in the Pan-African world by Shamara Wyllie Alhassan
2018   Assembling Asian America : psychological technologies and queer subjectivities by Wen Liu;
Indians on Indian lands : intersections of race, caste, and indigeneity by Nishant Upadhyay
2017  Gender, race, and performance space : women's activism in Jamaican and South African theatre by Nicosia M. Shakes; honorable mention: Objects of desire : feminist inquiry, transnational feminism, and global fashion by Elizabeth Verklan

2015  Postcolonial homophobia : United States imperialism in Haiti and the transnational circulation of antigay sexual politics by Erin L. Durban-Albrecht

2014  Migrant care worker activism in Canada : from the politics of everyday resistance to the politics from below by Ethel Tungohan

2013  Chicana environmentalisms : decolonizing the body, nature, and spirit by Christina Holmes

2012  How women do politics : peacebuilding, resistance, and survival in Palestine by Sophie Richter-Devroe

2011  Sex tourism in Bahia : ambiguous entanglements by Erica Williams

Darlene Clark Hine Award
The Darlene Clark Hine Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians to the author of the best book in African American women's and gender history.
For more information about the Organization of American Historians, sponsors of this award, click here.

2020  Banking on freedom : black women in U.S. finance before the New Deal by Shennette Garrett-Scott
2019  Set the world on fire : black nationalist women and the global struggle for freedom by Keisha N. Blain; A girl stands at the door : the generation of young women who desegregated America’s schools by Rachel Devlin (honorable mention); Glory in their spirit : how four black women took on the Army during World War II by Sandra M. Bolzenius (honorable mention)
2018  Medical bondage : race, gender, and the origins of American gynecology by Deirdre Cooper Owens; The promise of patriarchy : women and the Nation of Islam by ​Ula Yvette Taylor (honorable mention); Remaking Black power : how Black women transformed an era by Ashley D. Farmer
2017  Sex workers, psychics, and numbers runners : black women in New York City’s underground economy by LaShawn D. Harris
2016  Chained in silence : black women and convict labor in the New South by Talitha L. LeFlouria
2015  Notes from a colored girl : the Civil War pocket diaries of Emilie Frances Davis by Karsonya Wise Whitehead
2014  Redefining rape : sexual violence in the era of suffrage and segregation by Estelle B. Freedman
2013  To free a family : the journey of Mary Walker by Sydney Nathans
2012  Reasoning from race : feminism, law, and the civil rights revolution by Serena Mayeri
2011  Jesus, jobs, and justice : African American women and religion by Bettye Collier-Thomas; Talk with you like a woman : African American women, justice, and reform in New York, 1890–1935 by Cheryl D. Hicks (honorable mention); At the dark end of the street : black women, rape, and resistance - a new history of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the rise of Black Power by Danielle L. McGuire (honorable mention)
2010  Sojourner Truth's America by Margaret Washington; Upbuilding Black Durham : gender, class, and Black community development in the Jim Crow South by Leslie Brown (honorable mention); Southern horrors : women and the politics of rape and lynching by Crystal N. Feimster (honorable mention)

Mary Jurich Nickliss Prize
The Mary Jurich Nickliss Prize is given for "the most original" book in U.S. Women's and/or Gender History. The OAH defines "the most original" book as one that is a path breaking work or challenges and/or changes widely accepted scholarly interpretations in the field. If no book submitted for the prize meets this criterion, the award shall be given for "the best" book in U.S. women's and/or gender history. "The best" book recognizes the ideas and originality of the significant historical scholarship being done by historians of U.S. Women's and/or Gender History and makes a significant contribution to the understanding of U.S. Women's and/or Gender History. For more information about the Organization of American Historians, sponsors of this award, click here.

2020  Wayward lives, beautiful experiments : riotous black girls, troublesome women, and queer radicals by Saidiya Hartman; Feminism for the Americas : the making of an international human rights movement by Katherine M. Marino (honorable mention)
2019  Sister saints : Mormon women since the end of polygamy by Colleen McDannell
2018  Bound in wedlock : slave and free Black marriage in the nineteenth century by Tera W. Hunter; Black on both sides : a racial history of trans identity by C. Riley Snorton (honorable mention)
2017  Equality on trial : gender and rights in the modern American workplace by Katherine Turk
2016  Founding friendships : friendships between men and women in the early American republic by Cassandra Alexis Good
2015  The myth of Seneca Falls : memory and the women's suffrage movement, 1848–1898 by Lisa Marguerite Tetrault

Stonewall Book Award 2020-2006
The first and most enduring award for LGBTQIA+ books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association's Rainbow Round Table (formerly the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table). For more information about it, click here.

2020
Barbara Gittings Literature Award: Cantoras by Carolina De Robertis

Israel Fishman Nonfiction Award: How we fight for our lives : a memoir by Saeed Jones

Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award: When Aidan became a brother by Kyle Lukoff and illustrated by Kaylani Juanita
; The black flamingo by Dean Atta with illustrations by Anshika Khullar
Stonewall Honor Books in Literature:

Lot : stories by Bryan Washington

On Earth we're briefly gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn

War/Torn by Hasan Namir

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction

Gender queer : a memoir by Maia Kobabe

I hope we choose love : a trans girl's notes from the end of the world by Kai Cheng Thom

In the Dream House: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado

She/he/they/me : for the sisters, misters, and binary resisters by Robyn Ryle

Stonewall Honor Books in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

Like a love story by Abdi Nazemian

The best at it by Maulik Pancholy

2019
Barbara Gittings Literature Award: The great believers by Rebecca Makkai

Israel Fishman Nonfiction Award: Go the way your blood beats : on truth, bisexuality, and desire by Michael Amherst

Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award: Julián is a mermaid by Jessica Love; Hurricane child by Kacen Callender

Stonewall Honor Books in Literature:

Forward by Lisa Maas

Luisa now and then by Carole Maurel, adapted by Mariko Tamaki, translated from French by Nanette McGuinness

Speak no evil : a novel by Uzodinma Iweala

White houses by Amy Bloom

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction:

Black. Queer. Southern. Women : an oral history by E. Patrick Johnson

Raising Rosie : our story of parenting an intersex child by Eric and Stephani Lohman

Tinderbox : the untold story of the Up Stairs Lounge fire and the rise of gay liberation by Robert W. Fieseler

The world only spins forward : the ascent of Angels in America by Isaac Butler and Dan Kois

Stonewall Honor Books in Children’s and Young Adult Literature:

Ivy Aberdeen's letter to the world by Ashley Herring Blake

Picture us in the light by Kelly Loy Gilbert

2018
Barbara Gittings Literature Award: Meanwhile, elsewhere : science fiction and fantasy from transgender writers, edited by Cat Fitzpatrick and Casey Plett

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award: Queer threads : crafting identity and community by John Chaich and Todd Oldham

Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award
: The 57 bus by Dashka Slater; Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
Stonewall Honor Books in Literature:

Marriage of a thousand lies by SJ Sindu

A place called No Homeland by Kai Cheng Thom

An unkindness of ghosts by Rivers Solomon

When I grow up, I want to be a list of further possibilities by Chen Chen

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction:

Black on both sides : a racial history of trans identity by C. Riley Snorton

The black penguin by Andrew Evans

LGBTQ stats : lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people by the numbers by Bennett Singer and David Deschamps

Stonewall Honor Books in Children's and Young Adult Literature

As the crow flies, written and illustrated by Melanie Gillman

The gentleman's guide to vice and virtue by Mackenzi Lee

2017
Barbara Gittings Literature Award: Desert boys by Chris McCormick

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award: How to survive a plague : the story of how activists and scientists tamed AIDS by David France

Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award

Children's Award: Magnus Chase and the gods of Asgard : the hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

Young Adult Award: If I was your girl by Meredith Russo

Stonewall Honor Books in Literature:

Beautiful gravity: a novel by Martin Hyatt

Dig by Bryan Borland

Guapa by Saleem Haddad

Hide: a novel by Matthew Griffin

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction:

Not straight, not white: black gay men from the march on Washington to the AIDS crisis by Kevin J. Mumford

One-man show: the life and art of Bernard Perlin

Rethinking sexism, gender, and sexuality, edited by Annika Butler-Wall, Kim Cosier, et. al

Tomboy survival guide by Ivan E. Coyote

Stonewall Honor Books in Children's and Young Adult Literature

When the moon was ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

Unbecoming by Jenny Downham

Pride : celebrating diversity & community by Robin Stevenson

2016
Barbara Gittings Literature Award: The gods of tango : a novel by Carolina De Robertis

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award: Speak now : marriage equality on trial : the story of Hollingsworth v. Perry by Kenji Yoshino

Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award

Children's Award: George by Alex Gino

Young Adult Award: The porcupine of truth by Bill Konigsberg

Stonewall Honor Books in Literature:

Apocalypse baby by Virginie Despentes; translated by Siân Reynolds

For your own good by Leah Horlick

Jam on the vine : a novel by LaShonda Katrice Barnett

Lum: a novel by Libby Ware

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction:

Becoming Nicole : the transformation of an American family by Amy Ellis Nutt

The gay revolution : the story of the struggle by Lillian Faderman

Marie Equi : radical politics and outlaw passions by Michael Helquist

Violence against queer people : race, class, gender, and the persistence of anti-LGBT discrimination by Doug Meyer

Stonewall Honor Books in Children's and Young Adult Literature

Sex is a funny word by Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth

Wonders of the invisible world by Christopher Barzak

2015
Barbara Gittings Literature Award: Prelude to bruise by Saeed Jones

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award: Living out Islam : voices of gay, lesbian, and transgender Muslims by Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle

Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award: This day in June by Gayle E. Pitman

Stonewall Honor Books in Literature:

Bitter Eden by Tatamkhulu Afrika

Frog music : a novel by Emma Donoghue

The two Hotel Francforts : a novel by David Leavitt

My real children by Jo Walton

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction:

Gay Berlin : birthplace of a modern identity by Robert Beachy

Redefining realness : my path to womanhood, identity, love & so much more by Janet Mock

Hold tight gently : Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the battlefield of AIDS by Martin Duberman

Charity and Sylvia : a same-sex marriage in early America by Rachel Hope Cleves

Stonewall Honor Books in Children's and Young Adult Literature:

Beyond magenta : transgender teens speak out by Susan Kuklin

I'll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson
(Spanish version)
Morris Micklewhite and the tangerine dress by Christine Baldacchio ; illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant

2014
Barbara Gittings Literature Award: Art on fire by Hilary Sloin

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award: American honor killings : desire and rage among men by David McConnell; Raising my rainbow : adventures in raising a fabulous, gender creative son by Lori Duron

Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award: Beautiful music for ugly children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills;
Fat Angie by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo
Stonewall Honor Books in Literature:

A strange and separate people by Jon Marans

Everything begins & ends at the Kentucky Club by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

The rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell by William Klaber

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction:

A little gay history : desire and diversity across the world by R. B. Parkinson

Fairyland : a memoir of my father by Alysia Abbott

Stonewall Honor Books in Children's and Young Adult Literature:

Better Nate than ever by Tim Federle

Branded by the pink triangle by Ken Setterington

Two boys kissing by David Levithan

2013
Barbara Gittings Literature Award: The last nude by Ellis Avery

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award: For colored boys who have considered suicide when the rainbow is still not enough : coming of age, coming out, and coming home, edited by Keith Boykin

Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award: Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Stonewall Honor Books in Literature:

The absolutist by John Boyne

The song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Chulito by Charles Rice-González

The unreal life of Sergey Nabokov : a novel by Paul Russell

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction:

Eminent outlaws : the gay writers who changed America by Christopher Bram

When we were outlaws : a memoir of love & revolution by Jeanne Córdova

Why are faggots so afraid of faggots? : flaming challenges to masculinity, objectification, and the desire to conform, edited by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

Why be happy when you could be normal? by Jeanette Winterson

Stonewall Honor Books in Children's and Young Adult Literature:

Drama, written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier

Gone, gone, gone by Hannah Moskowitz

October mourning : a song for Matthew Shepard by Leslea Newman

Sparks : the epic, completely true blue, (almost) holy quest of Debbie by S. J. Adams

2012
Barbara Gittings Literature Award: Sweet like sugar by Wayne Hoffman

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award: Hide/Seek : difference and desire in American portraiture by Jonathan D. Katz and David C. Ward; and A queer history of the United States by Michael Bronski

Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award: Putting makeup on the fat boy by Bil Wright

Stonewall Honor Books in Literature:

The temperamentals : a new play by Jon Marans

Remembrance of things I forgot : a novel by Bob Smith

Annabel : a novel by Kathleen Winter

The picture of Dorian Gray : an annotated, uncensored edition by Oscar Wilde ; edited by Nicholas Frankel

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction:

Nina here nor there : my journey beyond gender by Nick Krieger

Persistence : all ways butch and femme, edited by Ivan E. Coyote and Zena Sharman

Seeing Gertrude Stein : five stories by Wanda M. Corn and Tirza True Latimer

Stonewall Honor Books in Children's and Young Adult Literature:

Pink by Lili Wilkinson

With or without you by Brian Farrey

A + E 4ever : a graphic novel, drawn and written by Ilike Merey

Money boy by Paul Yee

2011
Barbara Gittings Literature Award: More of this world or maybe another by Barb Johnson

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award: Inseparable : desire between women in literature by Emma Donoghue

Children's and Young Adult Literature Award: Almost perfect by Brian Katcher

Stonewall Honor Books in Literature:

Probation by Tom Mendicino

The more I owe you : a novel by Michael Sledge

Holding still for as long as possible by Zoe Whittall

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction:

The right to be out : sexual orientation and gender identity in America's public schools by Stuart Biegel
(2d ed. (2018) here)
A great unrecorded history : a new life of E.M. Forster by Wendy Moffa

Just kids by Patti Smith

Secret historian : the life and times of Samuel Steward, professor, tattoo artist, and sexual renegade by Justin Spring

Stonewall Honor Books in Children and Young Adult Literature:

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
(Spanish version)
Freaks and revelations : a novel by Davida Wills Hurwin

Love drugged by James Klise

The boy in the dress by David Walliams ; illustrated by Quentin Blake

2010
Barbara Gittings Literature Award: Stray dog winter : a novel by David Francis

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award: Unfriendly fire : how the gay ban undermines the military and weakens America by Nathaniel Frank

Children's and Young Adult Literature Award: The vast fields of ordinary by Nick Burd

Stonewall Honor Books in Literature:

God says no by James Hannaham

Beauty salon by Mario Bellatin

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction:

Barney Frank : the story of America's only left-handed, gay, Jewish congressman by Stuart E. Weisberg

Black bull, ancestors and me : my life as a lesbian sangoma by Nkunzi Zandile Nkabinde

The Greeks and Greek love : a radical reappraisal of homosexuality in Ancient Greece by James Davidson

I am your sister : collected and unpublished writings of Audre Lorde, edited by Rudolph P. Byrd

Stonewall Honor Books in Children and Young Adult Literature:

10,000 dresses by Marcus Ewert

Daddy, papa, and me by Lesléa Newman

Gay America : struggle for equality by Linas Alsenas

Mommy, mama, and me by Lesléa Newman

Sprout by Dale Peck

2009
Barbara Gittings Literature Award: Light fell by Evan Fallenberg

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award: Dishonorable passions : sodomy laws in America, 1861-2003 by William N. Eskridge, Jr.

Stonewall Honor Books in Literature:

The conversion by Joseph Olshan

A perfect waiter : a novel by Alain Claude Sulzer

The sealed letter by Emma Donoghue

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction:

Assisted loving : true tales of double dating with my dad by Bob Morris

Sex variant woman : the life of Jeannette Howard Foster by Joanne Ellen Passet

Sweet tea : Black gay men of the South by E. Patrick Johnson

Swish : my quest to become the gayest person ever by Joel Derfner

2008
Barbara Gittings Literature Award: The teahouse fire by Ellis Avery

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award: Dog years : a memoir by Mark Doty

Stonewall Honor Books in Literature:

Bow grip by Ivan E. Coyote

Dark reflections by Samuel R. Delany

The Indian clerk : a novel by David Leavitt

The IHOP papers by Ali Liebegott

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction:

Transparent : love, family, and living the T with transgender teenagers by Cris Beam

The grand surprise : the journals of Leo Lerman, edited by Stephen Pascal

Two lives : Gertrude and Alice by Janet Malcolm

Mississippi sissy by Kevin Sessums

2007
Barbara Gittings Literature Award: Grief by Andrew Holleran

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award: Fun Home : a family tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

Stonewall Honor Books in Literature:

The Manny files by Christian Burch

The night watch by Sarah Waters

Rose of No Man's Land : a novel by Michelle Tea

A scarecrow's bible by Martin Hyatt

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction:

Covering : the hidden assault on our civil rights by Kenji Yoshino

Gay power : an American revolution by David Eisenbach

Male-male intimacy in early America : beyond romantic friendships by William Benemann

Mama's boy, preacher's son : a memoir by Kevin Jennings

2006
Barbara Gittings Literature Award: Babyji : a novel by Abha Dawesar

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award: The fabulous Sylvester : the legend, the music, the seventies in San Francisco by Joshua Gamson

Stonewall Honor Books in Literature:

Acqua calda by Keith McDermott

The first verse : a novel by Barry McCrea

Mother of sorrows by Richard McCann

The wild creatures : collected stories of Sam D'Allesandro, edited by Kevin Killian

Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction:

My one-night stand with cancer by Tania Katan

Queer London : perils and pleasures in the sexual metropolis, 1918-1957 by Matt Houlbrook

The secret life of Oscar Wilde by Neil McKenna

The tragedy of today's gays by Larry Kramer

Stonewall Book Award 2005-1991
The first and most enduring award for LGBTQIA+ books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association's Rainbow Round Table (formerly the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table). For more information about it, click here.

2005
Barbara Gittings Literature Award: The master : a novel by Colm Tóibín
Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award: Evolution's rainbow : diversity, gender, and sexuality in nature and people by Joan Roughgarden
Stonewall Honor Books in Literature:
I am my own wife : a play by Doug Wright
The line of beauty : a novel by Alan Hollinghurst
Luna : a novel by Julie Anne Peters
A seahorse year by Stacey D'Erasmo
Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction:
Beyond shame : reclaiming the abandoned history of radical gay sexuality by Patrick Moore
Both : a portrait in two parts by Douglas Crase
Dress your family in corduroy and denim by David Sedaris
Warrior poet : a biography of Audre Lorde by Alexis De Veaux

2004
Barbara Gittings Literature Award: The book of salt by Monique T. D. Truong
Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award: Lost prophet : the life and times of Bayard Rustin by John D'Emilio
Stonewall Honor Books in Literature:
Cutting room by Louise Welsh
Keeping you a secret by Julie Ann Peters
Lives of the circus animals : a novel by Christopher Bram
Southland by Nina Revoyr
Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction:
Beautiful shadow : a life of Patricia Highsmith by Andrew Wilson
Before Stonewall : activists for gay and lesbian rights in historical context, edited by Vern L. Bullough

Intertwined lives : Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, and their circle by Lois W. Banner
Ridiculous! : the theatrical life and times of Charles Ludlam by David Kaufman

2003
Barbara Gittings Literature Award: Letters to Montgomery Clift : a novel by Noel Alumit
Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award: How sex changed : a history of transsexuality in the United States by Joanne Meyerowitz
Stonewall Honor Books in Literature:
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Lantern bearers : a novel by Ronald Frame
At swim, two boys : a novel by Jamie O'Neil
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction:
Dress codes : of three girlhoods-- my mother's, my father's, and mine by Noelle Howey
Sex-crime panic : a journey to the paranoid heart of the 1950s by Neil Miller
Rare and commonplace flowers : the story of Elizabeth Bishop and Lota de Macedo Soares by Carmen L. Oliveria, translated by Niel K. Besner
Glenway Wescott personally : a biography by Jerry Roscoe

2002
Barbara Gittings Literature Award: The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Project

Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award: The scarlet professor : Newton Arvin, a literary life shattered by scandal by Barry Werth
Stonewall Honor Books in Literature:
Pages for you by Sylvia Brownrigg
Guess again : short stories by Bernard Cooper
Welsh boys too by John Sam Jones
The heart Is deceitful above all things by J. T. LeRoy
Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction:
You're not from around here, are you? : a lesbian in small-town America by Louise A. Blum
Courting justice : gay men and lesbians v. the Supreme Court by Joyce Murdoch and Deb Price
How I learned to snap : a small-town coming-out and coming-of-age story by Kirk Read
The stranger next door : the story of a small community's battle over sex, faith, and civil rights by Arlene Stein

Loss within loss : artists in the age of AIDS, edited by Edmund White with The Estate Project for Artists with AIDS

2001
Literature Award: Affinity by Sarah Waters
Non-Fiction Award: Gaylaw : challenging the apartheid of the closet by William N. Eskridge
Stonewall Honor Books in Literature:
Breakfast with Scot : a novel by Michael Downing
The Danish girl : a novel by David Ebershoff
The world in us : lesbian and gay poetry of the next wave : an anthology, edited by Michael Lassell and Elena Georgiou
The night listener : a novel by Armistead Maupin
Stonewall Honor Books in Non-Fiction:
Lesbian and gay voices : an annotated bibliography and guide to literature for children and young adults by Frances Ann Day
Losing Matt Shepard : life and politics in the aftermath of anti-gay murder by Beth Loffreda
Janet, my mother, and me : a memoir of growing up with Janet Flanner and Natalia Danesi Murray by William Murray
Pedro and me : friendship, loss, and what I learned by Judd Winick

2000
Literature Award: Po man's child : a novel by Marci Blackman
Non-Fiction Award: My lesbian husband : landscape of a marriage by Barrie Jean Borich
Stonewall Literature Finalists:
Comfort & joy : a novel by Jim Grimsley
Mr. Dalloway : a novella by Robin Lippincott
Lawnboy by Paul Lisicky
Last rights : poems by Marvin K. White
Stonewall Non-Fiction Finalists:
Victory deferred : how AIDS changed gay life in America by John-Manuel Andriote
Biological exuberance : animal homosexuality and natural diversity by Bruce Bagemihl
Firebird : a memoir by Mark Doty
Lorca : a dream of life by Leslie Stainton

1999
Literature Award: The hours by Michael Cunningham
Non-Fiction Award: Stagestruck : theater, AIDS, and the marketing of gay America by Sarah Schulman
Stonewall Literature Finalists:
Science fiction, edited by Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel
Switch by Carol Guess
An arrow's flight by Mark Merlis
Imagine being more afraid of freedom than slavery : poems by Pamela Sneed
Stonewall Non-Fiction Finalists:
Strong women, deep closets : lesbians and homophobia in sport by Pat Griffin
The other side of silence : men's lives and gay identities : a twentieth century history by John Loughery
A fragile union : new & selected writings by Joan Nestle
The truth that never hurts : writings on race, gender, and freedom by Barbara Smith

1998
Literature Award: Working parts : a novel by Lucy Jane Bledsoe
Non-Fiction Award: The shared heart : portraits and stories celebrating lesbian, gay, and bisexual young people by Adam Mastoon
Stonewall Literature Finalists:
Prozac highw@y : a novel by Persimmon Blackbridge
Beyond the pale : a novel by Elana Dykewomon
In awe by Scott Heim
The escape artist : a novel by Judith Katz
Stonewall Non-Fiction Finalists:
Hospital time by Amy Hoffman
Queerly classed, edited by Susan Raffo
Lonely hunters : an oral history of lesbian and gay southern life, 1948-1968 by James T. Sears
Sex and sensibility : stories of a lesbian generation by Arlene Stein

1997
Literature Award: Hood by Emma Donoghue
Non-Fiction Award: Geography of the heart : a memoir by Fenton Johnson
Stonewall Literature Finalists:
The beauty of men : a novel by Andrew Holleran
Funny boy : a novel by Shyam Selvadurai
Toward amnesia by Sarah Van Arsdale
Bailey's beads by Terry Wolverton
Stonewall Non-Fiction Finalists:
Straight news : gays, lesbians, and the news media by Edward Alwood
Free your mind : the book for gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth--and their allies by Ellen Bass and Kate Kaufman
Heaven's coast : a memoir by Mark Doty
Cracks in the iron closet : travels in gay and lesbian Russia by David Tuller

1996
Literature Award: Dream boy by Jim Grimsley
Non-Fiction Award: Virtual equality : the mainstreaming of gay and lesbian liberation by Urvashi Vaid
Stonewall Literature Finalists:
Two or three things I know for sure by Dorothy Allison
Baby be-bop by Francesca Lia Block
Stuck rubber baby by Howard Cruse
The promise of rest by Reynolds Price
Stonewall Non-Fiction Finalists:
Joining the tribe : growing up gay & lesbian in the '90s by Linnea Due
The invention of heterosexuality by Jonathan Ned Katz
S/He by Minnie Bruce Pratt
The gay and lesbian literary heritage, edited by Claude J. Summers

1995
Literature Award: Am I blue? : coming out from the silence, edited by Marion Dane Bauer
Non-Fiction Award: Skin : talking about sex, class & literature by Dorothy Allison; Uncommon heroes : a celebration of heroes and role models for gay and lesbian Americans by Phillip Sherman and Samuel Bernstein
Stonewall Literature Finalists:
The other man was me : a voyage to the New World by Rafael Campo
Chloe plus Olivia : an anthology of lesbian literature from the seventeenth century to the present, edited by Lillian Faderman
The dyke and dybbuk : a novel by Ellen Galford
Winter numbers : poems by Marilyn Hacker
Stonewall Non-Fiction Finalists:
Gay New York : gender, urban culture, and the makings of the gay male world, 1890-1940 by George Chauncey
Images in the dark : an encyclopedia of gay and lesbian film and video by Raymond Murray
Sister & brother : lesbians & gay men write about their lives together, edited by Joan Nestle and John Preston

1994
Literature Award: Stone butch blues : a novel by Leslie Feinberg
Non-Fiction Award: Family values : two moms and their son by Phyllis Burke
Stonewall Literature Finalists:
She's always liked the girls best : lesbian plays by Claudia Allen
Scissors, paper, rock by Fenton Johnson
The last generation by Cherrie Moraga
Growing up gay : a literary anthology, edited by Bennett L. Singer
Stonewall Non-Fiction Finalists:
Stonewall by Martin B. Duberman
Lesbian culture : an anthology : the lives, work, ideas, art and visions of lesbians past and present, edited by Julia Penelope and Susan J. Wolfe
The lesbian and gay parenting handbook : creating and raising our families by April Martin
Lesbians, gay men, and the law by William B. Rubenstein

1993
Literature Award: Ceremonies : prose and poetry by Essex Hemphill
Non-Fiction Award: Making history : the struggle for gay and lesbian equal rights, 1945-1990 : an oral history by Eric Marcus
Stonewall Literature Finalists:
Almost history : a novel by Christopher Bram
The easy way out by Stephen McCauley
Vital ties : a novel by Karen Kringle
Written on the body by Jeanette Winterson
Stonewall Non-Fiction Finalists:
Positively gay : new approaches to lesbian and gay life by Betty Berzon
The earth house by Jeanne DuPrau
Becoming a man : half a life story by Paul Monette
Mother Clap's molly house : the gay subculture in England, 1700-1830 by Rictor Norton
A member of the family : gay men write about their families, edited by John Preston

1992
Literature Award: Halfway home by Paul Monette
Non-Fiction Award: Odd girls and twilight lovers : a history of lesbian life in twentieth-century America by Lillian Faderman
Stonewall Literature Finalists:
The two mujeres by Sara Levi Calderón
Brother to brother : new writings by black gay men, edited by Essex Hemphill
Hawkwings by Karen Lee Osborne
A stone gone mad by Jacquelyn Holt Park
An atlas of the difficult world : poems, 1988-1991 by Adrienne Rich
The road before us : 100 gay black poets, edited by Assoto Saint
Piece of my heart : a lesbian of colour anthology, edited by Makeda Silvera
The man who fell in love with the moon : a novel by Tom Spanbauer
Stonewall Non-Fiction Finalists:
Cancer in two voices by Sandra Butler and Barbara Rosenblum
Violence against lesbians and gay men by Gary David Comstock
Cures : a gay man's odyssey by Martin Duberman
The Zuni man-woman by Will Roscoe
Are you two ... together? : a gay and lesbian travel guide to Europe by Lindsy Van Gelder and Pamela Robin Brandt

1991
Literature Award: Crime against nature by Minnie Bruce Pratt
Non-Fiction Award: Encyclopedia of homosexuality, edited by Wayne Dynes
Stonewall Literature Finalists:
A home at the end of the world by Michael Cunningham
Music I never dreamed of by John Gilgun
A place I've never been by David Leavitt
Out of time by Paula Martinac
Landscape : memory by Matthew Stadler
Stonewall Non-Fiction Finalists:
Coming out under fire : the history of gay men and women in World War Two by Allan Berube
Gay and lesbian library service, edited by Cal Gough and Ellen Greenblatt
Passions of the cut sleeve : the male homosexual tradition in China by Bret Hinch
My country, my right to serve : experiences of gay men and women in the military, World War II to the present by Mary Ann Humphrey
Understanding sexual identity : a book for gay teens and their friends by Janice E. Rench
The trouble with Harry Hay : founder of the modern gay movement by Stuart Timmons
The safe sea of women : lesbian fiction, 1969-1989 by Bonnie Zimmerman

Stonewall Book Award 1990-1971
The first and most enduring award for LGBTQIA+ books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association's Rainbow Round Table (formerly the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table). For more information about it, click here.

1990
Literature Award: Eighty-sixed by David B. Feinberg
Non-Fiction Award: In search of gay America : women and men in a time of change by Neil Miller
Stonewall Literature Finalists:
In memory of Angel Clare : a novel by Christopher Bram
A place at the table by Edith Konecky
Equal affections : a novel by David Leavitt
In a different light : an anthology of lesbian writers, edited by Carolyn Weathers and Jenny Wrenn
Stonewall Non-Fiction Finalists:
When someone you know is gay by Susan and Daniel Cohen
Hidden from history : reclaiming the gay and lesbian past, edited by Martin Bauml Duberman, Martha Vicinus, and George Chauncey, Jr.
Not a passing phase : reclaiming lesbians in history, 1840-1985 by Lesbian History Group
Personal dispatches : writers confront AIDS, edited by John Preston

1989
The swimming-pool library by Andrew Hollinghurst
After Delores by Sarah Schulman

1988
A restricted country by Joan Nestle
And the band played on : politics, people, and the AIDS epidemic by Randy Shilts

1987
The spirit and the flesh : sexual diversity in American Indian culture by Walter Williams

1986
Sex and germs : the politics of AIDS by Cindy Patton

1985
Another mother tongue : gay words, gay worlds by Judy Grahn

1984
Sexual politics, sexual communities : the making of a homosexual minority in the United States, 1940-1970 by John D'Emilio

1983
No award given

1982
Surpassing the love of men : romantic friendship and love between women, from the Renaissance to the present by Lillian Faderman
Black lesbians : an annotated bibliography by J. R. Roberts
The celluloid closet : homosexuality in the movies by Vito Russo

1981
The cancer journals by Audre Lorde
Christianity, social tolerance, and homosexuality : gay people in Western Europe from the beginning of the Christian era to the fourteenth century by John Boswell

1980
Now the volcano : an anthology of Latin American gay literature, edited by Winston Leyland

1979
Now that you know : what every parent should know about homosexuality by Betty Fairchild and Nancy Hayward

1978
Our right to love : a lesbian resource book, edited by Ginny Vida

1977
Familiar faces, hidden lives : the story of homosexual men in America today by Howard Brown

1976
No award given

1975
Homosexuality : lesbians and gay men in society, history, and literature, edited by Jonathan Katz
Documents of the homosexual rights movement in Germany, 1836-1927
Eros : an anthology of friendship, edited by Alistair Sutherland and Patrick Anderson
Miss Marianne Woods and Miss Jane Pirie against Dame Helen Cumming Gordon by Mary Ann Woods and Jane Pirie

1974
Sex variant women in literature; a historical and quantitative survey by Jeannette Foster

1973
No award given.

1972
The gay mystique : the myth and reality of male homosexuality by Peter Fisher
Lesbian/woman by Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon

1971
A place for us by Isabel Miller

The Willa Award
The Willa Literary Award honors the best in literature featuring stories about a woman/girl or women set in the American West published each year, and is sponsored by Women Writing the West, a non-profit association of writers and other professionals writing and promoting the Women's West.
For more information about Women writing the West, the sponsor of the WILLA award, click here.

2020
Contemporary fiction: The lager queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal
Historical Fiction: The glovemaker : a novel by Ann Weisgarber
Original Softcover Fiction (Trade or Mass Market): The Red Dirt Hymnbook by Roxie Faulkner Kirk
Creative Nonfiction: I am a stranger here myself by Debra Gwartney
Scholarly Nonfiction: Arequipa Sanatorium : life in California's lung resort for women by Lynn Downey
Poetry: We make a tiny herd : poems to honor the Burro Lady of Far West Texas by Lucy Griffith
Children’s Fiction & Nonfiction:  (Tie) Someplace to call home by Sandra Dallas; The seagirls of the Irene by KB Taylor
Young Adult Fiction & Nonfiction: Professor Renoir's collection of oddities, curiosities, and delights by Randall Platt

2019
Contemporary fiction
: The flicker of old dreams by Susan Henderson
Historical Fiction: The which way tree by Elizabeth Crook

Original Softcover Fiction (Trade or Mass Market): See also proof by Larry D. Sweazy

Creative Nonfiction: My ranch, too by Mary Budd Flitner

Scholarly Nonfiction: Beyond the rebel girl : women and the Industrial Workers of the World in the Pacific Northwest by Heather Mayer

Poetry: Comin out of nowhere by Linda Schandelmeier

Children’s Fiction & Nonfiction: Hardscrabble by Sandra Dallas

Young Adult Fiction & Nonfiction: The communing tree by Theresa Verboort

2018
Contemporary fiction: Zetty by Debra Whiting Alexander
Historical Fiction: Stranded : a story of frontier survival by Matthew P. Mayo
Original Softcover Fiction (Trade or Mass Market): Hidden ones : a veil of memories by Marcia Fine
Creative Nonfiction: Women artists of the Great Basin by Mary Lee Fulkerson ; photographs by Susan E. Mantle
Scholarly Nonfiction: Peace weavers : uniting the Salish coast through cross-cultural marriages by Candace Wellman
Poetry: Rock - tree- bird by Twyla M. Hansen
Children’s/Young Adult Fiction & Nonfiction: The tragically true adventures of Kit Donovan by Patricia Bailey

2017
Contemporary fiction: Piano tide : a novel by Kathleen Dean Moore
Historical Fiction: Basque moon : a Nellie Burns and Moonshine mystery by Julie Weston
Original Softcover Fiction (Trade or Mass Market): Beloved over all by Irene Sandell
Creative Nonfiction: Fast into the night : a woman, her dogs, and their journey north on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Moderow
Scholarly Nonfiction: Soap Suds row : the bold lives of Army laundresses, 1802-1876 by Jennifer J. Lawrence
Poetry: Demimonde by Kierstin Bridger
Children’s/Young Adult Fiction & Nonfiction: Soldier sister, fly home by Nancy Bo Flood

2016
Contemporary fiction: Firebreak : a mystery by Tricia Fields
Historical Fiction: The bookseller : a novel by Cynthia Swanson
Original Softcover Fiction (Trade or Mass Market): Hidden shadows by Linda Lucretia Shuler
Creative Nonfiction: American ghost : a family's haunted past in the desert Southwest by Hannah Nordhaus
Scholarly Nonfiction: Ladies of the canyons : a league of extraordinary women and their adventures in the American Southwest by Lesley Poling-Kempes
Poetry: Report to the Department of the Interior : poems by Diane Glancy
Children’s/Young Adult Fiction & Nonfiction: Shadow of the hawk by K. S. Jones

2015
Contemporary fiction: Point of direction : a novel by Rachel Weaver
Historical Fiction: A quilt for Christmas by Sandra Dallas
Original Softcover Fiction (Trade or Mass Market): A light in the wilderness : a novel by Jane Kirkpatrick
Creative Nonfiction: Diary of a citizen scientist : chasing tiger beetles and other new ways of engaging the world by Sharman Apt Russell
Scholarly Nonfiction: Quite contrary : the litigious life of Mary Bennett Love by David J. Langum, Sr.
Poetry: The secret lives of us kids : a childhood memoir 1941-1945 by Bonnie B. Maldonado
Children’s/Young Adult Fiction & Nonfiction: Searching for Silverheels by Jeannie Mobley

2014
Contemporary Fiction: Bone horses by Lesley Poling-Kempes
Creative Nonfiction: Gaining daylight : life on two islands by Sara Loewen
Scholarly Nonfiction: Trail sisters : freedwomen in Indian Territory, 1850-1890 by Linda Williams Reese
Historical Fiction: Dollybird by Anne Lazurko
Poetry: Losing the ring in the river by Marge Saiser
Original Softcover Fiction (Trade or Mass Market): Junction, Utah by Rebecca Lawton
Children’s/Young Adult Fiction & Nonfiction: Written in stone by Rosanne Parry

2013
Contemporary Fiction: Theft : a novel by BK Loren
Creative Nonfiction: Kissed by a fox and other stories of friendship in nature by Priscilla Stuckey
Scholarly Nonfiction: Women in wonderland : lives, legends and legacies of Yellowstone National Park by Elizabeth A. Watry
Historical Fiction: True sisters by Sandra Dallas
Poetry: Steam laundry : poems by Nicole Stellon O’Donnell
Original Softcover Fiction (Trade or Mass Market): The bones and the book by Jane Isenberg
Children’s/Young Adult Fiction & Nonfiction: Liberty's Christmas by Randall Platt

2012
Contemporary Fiction: Raising Wrecker : a novel by Summer Wood
Creative Nonfiction: Rightful place by Amy Hale Auker
Scholarly Nonfiction: Recollecting : lives of aboriginal women of the Canadian Northwest and Borderlands, edited by Sarah Carter and Patricia McCormack
Historical Fiction: The bride's house by Sandra Dallas
Poetry
: Married into it by Patricia Frolander
Original Softcover Fiction (Trade or Mass Market): The American café by Sara Sue Hoklotubbe
Children’s/Young Adult Fiction & Nonfiction: The year we were famous by Carole Estby Dagg

2011
Contemporary Fiction: Unbroken by Jamie Lisa Forbes
Creative Nonfiction: To the woods : sinking roots, living lightly, and finding true home by Evelyn Searle Hess
Scholarly Nonfiction: A force for change : Beatrice Morrow Cannady & the struggle for civil rights in Oregon, 1912-1936 by Kimberley Mangun
Historical Fiction: Take me home : a novel by Brian Leung
Poetry: Blood Desert : witnesses, 1820-1880 by Renny Golden
Original Softcover Fiction (Trade or Mass Market): Light on a distant hill = (Manakwa noovigaded pa'a taviduaga) : a novel of the Indian west by B. J. Scott
Children’s/Young Adult Fiction & Nonfiction: Follow the dream by Heidi M. Thomas

2010
Contemporary Fiction: Wild sorrow by Sandi Ault
Creative Nonfiction: No place like home : notes from a Western life by Linda Hasselstrom
Scholarly Nonfiction: Dorothea Lange : a life beyond limits by Linda Gordon
Historical Fiction: My name is Falon : one woman's saga from Scotland to the Texas frontier by Kim Wiese
Poetry: Work is love made visible : poems and family photographs by Jeanetta Calhoun Mish
Original Softcover Fiction (Trade or Mass Market): A flickering light : a novel by Jane Kirkpatrick
Children’s/Young Adult Fiction & Nonfiction: Hellie Jondoe by Randall Platt

2009
Contemporary Fiction: The last cowgirl by Jana Richman
Creative Nonfiction: Salt in our blood : the memoir of a fisherman’s wife by Michele Longo Eder
Scholarly Nonfiction: Full-court quest : the girls from Fort Shaw Indian School, basketball champions of the world by Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith
Historical Fiction: Charley's choice : the life and times of Charley Parkhurst by Fern J. Hill
Poetry: Between desert seasons : poems by Ellen Waterston
Original Softcover Fiction (Trade or Mass Market): Buffalo Bill's defunct : a Latouche County mystery by Sheila Simonson
Children’s/Young Adult Fiction & Nonfiction: Dreams on the Oregon Trail by Barbara Linsley

2008
Contemporary Fiction: What the thunder said by Janet Peery
Creative Nonfiction: What wildness is this : women write about the Southwest, edited by Susan Wittig Albert, et. al.
Scholarly Nonfiction: Laura Ingalls Wilder : a writer’s life by Pamela Smith Hill
Historical Fiction: Harpsong by Rilla Askew
Poetry: Raven eye : poems by Margo Tamez
Original Softcover Fiction (Trade or Mass Market): A tendering in the storm by Jane Kirkpatrick
Children’s/Young Adult Fiction & Nonfiction: Exiled by Louise A. Jackson

2007
Contemporary Fiction: The girl from Charnelle by K. L. Cook
Creative Nonfiction: Montana women writers : geography of the heart, edited by Caroline Patterson, with introduction by Sue Hart
Scholarly Nonfiction: Revolutionary heart : the life of Clarina Nichols and the pioneering crusade for women’s rights by Diane Eickhoff
Historical Fiction: The night journal by Elizabeth Crook
Poetry: To sing along the way : Minnesota women poets from pre-territorial days to the present, edited by Connie Wanek, Joyce Sutphen, and Thom Tammaro
Original Softcover Fiction (Trade or Mass Market): Hallowed ground by Lori G. Armstrong
Children’s/Young Adult Fiction & Nonfiction: Harvey Girl by Sheila Wood Foard

2006
Contemporary fiction: Sky bridge by Laura Pritchett
Historical Fiction: New mercies by Sandra Dallas
Memoir/Essay: The lady rode bucking horses : the story of Fannie Sperry Steele, woman of the West by Dee Marvine
Other Nonfiction: Impertinences : selected writings of Elia Peattie, a journalist in the Gilded Age, edited by Susanne Bloomfield
Original Paperback: Summer of fire : Yellowstone 1988 by Linda Jacobs
Poetry: Beasts in snow by Jane Elkington Wohl
Children’s/Young Adult Fiction and Nonfiction: A heart for any fate : westward to Oregon, 1845 by Linda Crew

2005
Contemporary Fiction: The real Minerva by Mary Sharratt
Historical Fiction: Tombstone travesty : Allie Earp remembers by Jane Candia Coleman
Memoir/Essay: Into the canyon : seven years in Navajo country by Lucy Moore
Other Nonfiction: Isabella Greenway : an enterprising woman by Kristie Miller
Original Paperback: Echoes by Erin Grady
Poetry: I am Madagascar by Ellen Waterston
Children's and Young Adult Fiction and Nonfiction: Nothing here but stones by Nancy Oswald

2004
Contemporary Fiction: All over creation by Ruth Ozeki
Historical Fiction: Silver lies by Ann Parker
Memoir/Essay: Predators, prey and other kinfolk : growing up in polygamy by Dorothy Allred Solomon
Nonfiction: Bold spirit : Helga Estby's forgotten walk across Victorian America by Linda Lawrence Hunt
Original Softcover: Deliverance valley by Gladys Smith
Poetry: Original fire : selected and new poems by Louise Erdrich
Children's/Young Adult: Rodzina by Karen Cushman

2003
Contemporary Fiction: Perma Red by Debra Magpie Earling
Historical Fiction: Enemy women by Paulette Jiles
Memoir/Essay: Breaking clean by Judy Blunt
Nonfiction: Mary Colter : architect of the Southwest by Arnold Berke
Original Paperback: Small rocks rising by Susan Lang
Poetry: Miracles of sainted earth by Victoria Edwards Tester
Children's/Young Adult: A circle of time by Marisa Montes

2002
Contemporary Fiction: This house of women by Paul Scott Malone
Historical Fiction: The good journey : a novel by Micaela Gilchrist
Non-Fiction: Eye of the blackbird : a story of gold in the American West by Holly Skinner
Memoir/Essay: She flies without wings : how horses touch a woman's soul by Mary D. Midkiff
Poetry: Blood sister, I am to these fields : new and selected poems by Linda Hussa
Children's/Young Adult: Cissy Funk by Kim Taylor
Original Paperback: Across the sweet grass hills by Gail Jenner

2001
Contemporary Fiction: The spirit woman by Margaret Coel
Historical Fiction: For California's gold : a novel by JoAnn Levy
Best Original Paperback: Dead man falls by Paula Boyd
Memoir/Essay: One degree west : reflections of a plainsdaughter by Julene Bair

Children's: The horned toad prince by Jackie Mims Hopkins
Non-Fiction: The dismissal of Miss Ruth Brown : civil rights, censorship, and the American library by Louise S. Robbins
Poetry: Swan, what shores? by Veronica Patterson
Young Adult: Esperanza rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan

2000
Contemporary Fiction: Close range : Wyoming stories by Annie Proulx
Memoir: Begoso cabin : a Pecos country retreat by Mari Graña
Historical Fiction: Daughter of fortune : a novel by Isabel Allende
Non-Fiction: The great Arizona orphan abduction by Linda Gordon
Young Adult Fiction: The birchbark house by Louise Erdrich
Children's Fiction: Red flower goes West by Ann Turner
Children's Non-Fiction: Children of the Gold Rush by Claire Rudolf Murphy and Jane G. Haigh
Original Paperback: Prophet Annie : being the recently discovered memoir of Annie Pinkerton Boone Newcastle Dearborn by Ellen Recknor

1999
Contemporary Fiction: Waltzing the cat by Pam Houston
Memoir: Writing down the river : into the heart of the Grand Canyon by Kathleen Jo Ryan
Historical Fiction: Daughter of joy : a novel of gold rush California by JoAnn Levy
Non-Fiction: Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder : the woman behind the legend by John Miller
Young Adult: Riding freedom by Pam Muñoz Ryan ; drawings by Brian Selznick
Children's: Prairie dog pioneers by Jo Harper
Original Paperback: River of our return by Gladys Smith

The Women's Prize for Fiction
One of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, the Women's Prize for Fiction celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world.
For more information about The Women's Prize for Fiction, click here.  The winner of the prize appears first and is followed by the shortlist.

2020
Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
Dominicana by Angie Cruz

Girl, woman, other by Bernardine Evaristo

A thousand ships by Natalie Haynes
The mirror and the light by Hilary Mantel

Weather by Jenny Offill

2019
An American marriage by Tayari Jones

The silence of the girls by Pat Barker

My sister, the serial killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Milkman by Anna Burns

Ordinary people by Diana Evans

Circe by Madeline Miller

2018
Home fire by Kamila Shamsie

The idiot by Elif Batuman

The mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar

When I hit you; or, a portrait of the writer as a young wife by Meena Kandasamy

Sight by Jessie Greengrass

Sing, unburied, sing : a novel by Jesmyn Ward

2017
The power by Naomi Alderman

Stay with me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀

The dark circle by Linda Grant

The sport of kings by C. E. Morgan

First love by Gwendoline Riley

Do not say we have nothing : a novel by Madeleine Thien

2016
The glorious heresies : a novel by Lisa McInerney

Ruby by Cynthia Bond

The green road by Anne Enright

The portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie

The improbability of love by Hannah Rothschild

A little life : a novel by Hanya Yanagihara

2015
How to be both by Ali Smith

Outline : a novel by Rachel Cusk

The bees by Laline Paull

A god in every stone by Kamila Shamsie

A spool of blue thread by Anne Tyler

The paying guests by Sarah Waters

2014
A girl is a half-formed thing by Eimear McBride

Americanah : a novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Burial rites by Hannah Kent

The goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The lowland : a novel by Jhumpa Lahiri

The undertaking by Audrey Magee

2013
May we be forgiven by A. M. Homes

Bring up the bodies : a novel by Hilary Mantel

Flight behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver

Life after life : a novel by Kate Atkinson

NW : a novel by Zadie Smith

Where'd you go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

2012
The song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Half blood blues by Esi Edugyan

The forgotten waltz by Anne Enright

Painter of silence by Georgina Harding

Foreign bodies by Cynthia Ozick

State of wonder by Ann Patchett

2011
The tiger's wife by Téa Obrecht

Room by Emma Donoghue

The memory of love by Aminatta Forna

Grace Williams says it loud by Emma Henderson

Great house by Nicole Krauss

Annabel by Kathleen Winter

2010
The lacuna : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver

The very thought of you by Rosie Alison

Black water rising by Attica Locke

Wolf Hall : a novel by Hilary Mantel

A gate at the stairs : a novel by Lorrie Moore

The white woman on the green bicycle by Monique Roffey

2009
Home by Marilynne Robinson

Scottsboro by Ellen Feldman

The wilderness by Samantha Harvey

The invention of everything else by Samantha Hunt

Molly Fox's birthday by Deirdre Madden

Burnt shadows by Kamila Shamsie

2008
The road home by Rose Tremain

Fault lines by Nancy Huston

The outcast by Sadie Jones

When we were bad by Charlotte Mendelson

Lullabies for little criminals : a novel by Heather O'Neill

Lottery by Patricia Wood

2007
Half of a yellow sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Arlington Park by Rachel Cusk

The inheritance of loss by Kiran Desai

A concise Chinese-English Dictionary for lovers by Xiaolu Guo

The observations : a novel by Jane Harris

Digging to America by Anne Tyler

2006
On beauty : a novel by Zadie Smith

The history of love by Nicole Krauss

Beyond black by Hilary Mantel

The accidental by Ali Smith

Everyman's rules for scientific living by Carrie Tiffany

The night watch by Sarah Waters

2005
We need to talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver

Old Filth by Jane Gardam

The mammoth cheese : a novel by Sheri Holman

Liars and saints : a novel by Maile Meloy

A short history of tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka

2004
Small island by Andrea Levy

Oryx and Crake : a novel by Margaret Atwood

The great fire by Shirley Hazzard

Purple hibiscus : a novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Ice road by Gillian Slovo

The colour by Rose Tremain

2003
Property by Valerie Martin

Buddha Da by Anne Donovan

Heligoland by Shena Mackay

Unless by Carol Shields

The autograph man : a novel by Zadie Smith

The little friend by Donna Tartt

2002
Bel canto : a novel by Ann Patchett

No bones by Anna Burns

The siege by Helen Dunmore

The White family by Maggie Gee

A child's book of true crime : a novel by Chloe Hooper

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

2001
The idea of perfection by Kate Grenville

The blind assassin by Margaret Atwood

Hotel world by Ali Smith

Homestead by Rosina Lippi

Horse heaven by Jane Smiley

Fred & Edie by Jill Dawson

2000
When I lived in modern times by Linda Grant

If I told you once by Judy Budnitz

The dancers dancing by Éilis Ni Dhuibhne

White teeth : a novel by Zadie Smith

Amy and Isabelle : a novel by Elizabeth Strout

Divine secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood : a novel by Rebecca Wells

1999
A crime in the neighborhood by Suzanne Berne

The short history of a prince : a novel by Jane Hamilton

The poisonwood Bible : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver

Paradise by Toni Morrison

The leper's companions by Julia Blackburn

Visible worlds : a novel by Marilyn Bowering

1998
Larry's party by Carol Shields
Lives of the monster dogs : a novel by Kirsten Bakis
The ventriloquist's tale by Pauline Melville
The magician's assistant by Ann Patchett
Love like hate adore by Deirdre Purcell
The weight of water by Anita Shreve

1997
Fugitive pieces by Anne Michaels
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
I was Amelia Earhart : a novel by Jane Mendelsohn
One by one in the darkness by Deirdre Madden
Accordion crimes by E. Annie Proulx

Hen's teeth by Manda Scott

1996
A spell of winter by Helen Dunmore
The book of colour by Julia Blackburn
Spinsters by Pagan Kennedy
The hundred secret senses by Amy Tan
Ladder of years by Anne Tyler
Eveless Eden by Marianne Wiggins

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