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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards (1936-2010)

Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, Wikipedia and Award Tragic Blog accessed 8/14/10

The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards are United States literary awards dedicated to honoring written works that make important contributions to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human culture. Established in 1935 by Cleveland poet and philanthropist Edith Anisfield Wolf and originally administered by the Saturday Review, the awards have been administered by the Cleveland Foundation since 1963.
Three or four awards, and sometimes a lifetime achievement award, are given out each year. Notable past winners include Zora Neale Hurston (1943), Langston Hughes (1954), Martin Luther King, Jr. (1959), Maxine Hong Kingston (1978), Wole Soyinka (1983), Nadine Gordimer (1988), Toni Morrison (1988), Ralph Ellison (1992), Edward Said (2000), and Derek Walcott (2004).

2010 Winners:
Kamila Shamsie, Burnt Shadows, Fiction
Elizabeth Alexander, Lifetime Achievement in Poetry
William Julius Wilson, Lifetime Achievement in Nonfiction
Oprah Winfrey, Lifetime Achievement

2009 Winners
Louise Erdrich, The Plague of Doves: A Novel 
Nam Le, The Boat (Rough-Cut) (Knopf)
Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (W.W. Norton)
Paule Marshall – Lifetime Achievement Award

2008 - Ayaan Hirsi Ali for Infidel.
2008 – Junot Diaz for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
2008 – Mohsin Hamid for The Reluctant Fundamentalist
2008 – William Melvin Kelley, Lifetime Achievement Award
2007 – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for Half of a Yellow Sun
2007 – Taylor Branch for At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68
2007 – Martha Collins for Blue Front: Poems
2007 – Scott Reynolds Nelson for Steel Drivin' Man: John Henry: Untold Story of an American Legend
2006 – Zadie Smith for On Beauty
2006 – Jill Lepore for New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in 18th-Century Manhattan
2006 – William Demby, Lifetime Achievement Award
2005 – August Wilson, Lifetime Achievement Award
2005 – Geoffrey C. Ward for Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
2005 – A. Van Jordan for Macnolia: Poems
2005 – Edwidge Danticat for The Dew Breaker
2004 – Derek Walcott, Lifetime Achievement Award
2004 – Adrian Nicole LeBlanc. Random Family: Love,Drugs,Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
2004 – Edward P. Jones for The Known World
2004 – Ira Berlin for Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves
2003 – Reetika Vazirani for World Hotel
2003 – Samantha Power for A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide
2003 – Adrienne Kennedy, Lifetime Achievement Award
2003 – Stephen L. Carter for The Emperor of Ocean Park
2002 – Jay Wright, Lifetime Achievement Award
2002 – Colson Whitehead for John Henry Days
2002 – Vernon E. Jordan Jr., Annette Gordon-Reed for Vernon Can Read!: A Memoir
2002 – Quincy Jones for Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones
2001 – F. X. Toole for Rope Burns: Stories from the Corner
2001 – David Levering Lewis for W. E. B. Du Bois, 1919-1963
2001 – Lucille Clifton, Lifetime Achievement Award
2000 – Edward W. Said for Out of Place: A Memoir
2000 – Chang-Rae Lee for A Gesture Life
2000 – Ernest Gaines, Lifetime Achievement Award
1999 – John Lewis, Michael D'Orso for Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement
1999 – John Hope Franklin, Lifetime Achievement Award
1999 – Russell Banks for Cloudsplitter
1998 – Gordon Parks, Lifetime Achievement Award
1998 – Walter Mosley for Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned
1998 – Toi Derricotte for The Black Notebooks: An Interior Journey
1997 – Albert L. Murray, Lifetime Achievement Award
1997 – James McBride for The Color of Water 10th Anniversary Edition
1997 – Jamaica Kincaid for Autobiography of My Mother
1996 – Dorothy West, Lifetime Achievement Award
1996 – Madison Smartt Bell for All Souls' Rising
1996 – Jonathan Kozol for Amazing Grace
1995 – William H. Tucker for The Science and Politics of Racial Research
1995 – Brent Staples for Parallel Time: Growing Up in Black and White
1995 – Reginald Gibbons for Sweetbitter: A Novel
1994 – David Levering Lewis for W. E. B. Du Bois: A Reader
1994 – Judith Ortiz Cofer for The Latin Deli: Prose and Poetry
1993 – Marija Alseikaite Gimbutas for The Civilization of the Goddess
1993 – Sandra Cisneros for Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories
1993 – Kwame Anthony Appiah for In My Father's House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture
1992 – Marilyn Nelson Waniek for The Homeplace
1992 – Elaine Mensh, Harry Mensh for The IQ Mythology: Class, Race, Gender, and Inequality
1992 – Peter Hayes for Lessons and Legacies I: The Meaning of the Holocaust in a Changing World
1992 – Melissa Fay Greene for Praying for Sheetrock: A Work of Nonfiction
1992 – Ralph Ellison for Invisible Man, Special Achievement Award
1991 – Forrest G. Wood for Arrogance Of Faith, The: Christianity and Race in America
1991 – Walter A. Jackson for Gunnar Myrdal and America's Conscience: Social Engineering and Racial Liberalism, 1938-1987
1991 – Carol Beckwith, Angela Fisher, Graham Hancock for African Ark: People and Ancient Cultures of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa
1990 – Dolores Kendrick for The Women of Plums: Poems in the Voices of Slave Women
1990 – Hugh Honour for The Image of the Black in Western Art: Part 1
1989 – Peter Sutton for Dreamings: The Art of Aboriginal Australia
1989 – George Lipsitz for Life In The Struggle
1989 – Henry Louis Gates Jr. for Collected Black Women's Narratives
1989 – Taylor Branch for Parting the Waters America in the King Years
1988 – Abigail M. Thernstrom. Whose Votes Count?: Affirmative Action and Minority Voting Rights
1988 – Toni Morrison for Beloved
1988 – Walter F. Morris, Jr. for Living Maya
1988 – Nadine Gordimer for A Sport of Nature
1987 – Gail Sheehy for Spirit of Survival
1987 – Arnold Rampersad for The Life of Langston Hughes
1986 – Northland Editors for Kachinas: A Hopi Artist's Documentary
1986 – James North for Freedom Rising
1986 – Donald Alexander Downs for Nazis in Skokie: Freedom, Community and the First Amendment
1985 – David S. Wyman for The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust 1941-1945
1985 – Breyten Breytenbach for Mouroir: Mirrornotes of a Novel
1984 – Humbert S. Nelli for From Immigrants to Ethnics: The Italian Americans
1984 – Jose Alcina Franch for Pre-Columbian Art
1983 РWole Soyinka for Aké: The Years of Childhood
1983 – Richard Rodriguez for Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez
1982 – Peter J. Powell for People of the Sacred Mountain
1982 – Geoffrey G. Field for Evangelist of Race: Germanic Vision of Houston Stewart Chamberlain
1981 – Jamake Highwater for Song from the Earth: American Indian painting
1980 – Tepilit Ole Saitoti for Maasai
1980 – Richard Borshay Lee for The !Kung San: Men, Women and Work in a Foraging Society
1980 – Urie Bronfenbrenner. The Ecology of Human Development: Experiments by Nature and Design
1979 – Phillip V. Tobias for The Bushmen: San hunters and herders of Southern Africa
1978 – Maxine Hong Kingston for The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
1978 – Allan Chase for Legacy of Malthus
1977 – Michi Weglyn for Years of Infamy: The Untold Story of America's Concentration Camps
1977 – Richard Kluger for Simple Justice
1976 – Raphael Patai for The Myth of the Jewish race
1976 – Thomas Kiernan for The Arabs: Their history, aims, and challenge to the industrialized world
1976 – Lucy S. Dawidowicz for The War Against the Jews: 1933-1945
1975 – Leon Poliakov for The Aryan Myth: A History of Racist and Nationalistic Ideas In Europe
1975 – Eugene D. Genovese for Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made
1974 – Louis Leo Snyder for The Dreyfus case: A documentary history
1974 – Albie Sachs for Justice in South Africa
1974 – Michel Fabre for The Unfinished Quest of Richard Wright
1974 – Charles Duguid for Doctor and the aborigines
1973 – Lee Rainwater for Behind Ghetto Walls: Black Family Life in a Federal Slum
1973 – Betty Fladeland for Men & Brothers
1973 – Pat Conroy for The Water Is Wide
1972 – Donald L. Robinson for Slavery in the structure of American politics, 1765-1820
1972 – Naboth Mokgatle for The Autobiography of an Unknown South African
1972 – David Loye for The Healing of a Nation
1972 – John S. Haller for Outcasts from Evolution: Scientific Attitudes of Racial Inferiority, 1859 - 1900
1972 – George M. Fredrickson for The Black Image in the White Mind: The Debate on Afro-American Character and Destiny, 1817-1914
1971 – Anthony Wallace for Death and Rebirth of Seneca
1971 – Stan Steiner for La Raza: The Mexican Americans
1971 – Carleton Mabee for Black Freedom: Nonviolent Abolitionists from 1830 through the Civil War
1971 – Robert William July for A History of the African People
1970 – Audrie Girdner for The Great Betrayal: The Evacuation of the Japanese-Americans during World War II
1970 – Florestan Fernandes for The Negro in Brazilian Society
1970 – Vine Deloria for Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto
1970 – Dan T. Carter for Scottsboro: A Tragedy of the American South
1969 – Stuart Levine, Nancy O. Lurie for The American Indian Today
1969 – Leonard Dinnerstein for The Leo Frank Case
1969 – Gwendolyn Brooks for In the Mecca; Poems
1969 – E. Earl Baughman. Negro and White Children: A Psychological Study in the Rural South
1968 – Erich Kahler for The Jews among the Nations
1968 – Raul Hilberg for The Destruction of the European Jews
1968 – Robert Coles for Children of Crisis: A Study of Courage and Fear
1968 – Norman Rufus Colin Cohn. Warrant for Genocide
1967 – Oscar Lewis for La Vida
1967 – David Brion Davis for The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture
1966 – Amram Scheinfeld for Your Heredity and Environment
1966 – Claude Brown for Manchild in the Promised Land
1966 – Baldry for Unity Mankind Greek Thought
1966 – Alex Haley for The Autobiography of Malcolm X
1965 – James W. Silver for Mississippi: The Closed Society
1965 – Abram L. Sachar for A History of the Jews, Revised Edition
1965 – James M. McPherson for The Struggle for Equality: Abolitionists and the Negro in the Civil War and Reconstruction
1965 – Milton M. Gordon for Assimilation in American Life: The Role of Race, Religion and National Origins
1964 – Bernard E. Olson for Faith and Prejudice
1964 – Harold R. Isaacs for The New World of Negro Americans
1964 – Nathan Glazer, Daniel P. Moynihan for Beyond the Melting Pot, Second Edition: The Negroes, Puerto Ricans, Jews, Italians, and Irish of New York City
1963 – Theodosius Dobzhansky for Mankind Evolving
1962 – John Howard Griffin for Black Like Me
1962 – Dwight L. Dumond for Antislavery: The Crusade for Freedom in America
1962 – Gina Allen for The Forbidden Man
1961 – Louis E. Lomax for The Reluctant African
1961 – E. R. Braithwaite for To Sir with Love
1960 – John Haynes Holmes for I Speak for Myself
1960 – Basil Davidson for Lost Cities of Africa
1959 – George Eaton Simpson, J. Milton Yinger for Racial and Cultural Minorities:: An Analysis of Prejudice and Discrimination
1959 – Martin Luther King Jr. for Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story
1958 – South African Institute of Race Relations for Handbook on Race Relations
1958 – Jessie B. Sams for White Mother
1957 – Father Trevor Huddleston for Naught for Your Comfort
1957 – Gilberto Freyre for The Masters and the Slaves
1956 – George W. Shepherd for They Wait in Darkness
1956 – John P. Dean, Alex Rosen for Manual of Intergroup Relations
1955 – Lyle Saunders for Cultural Differences and Medical Care
1955 – Oden for Meeker
1954 – Langston Hughes for Simple Takes a Wife
1954 – Vernon Bartlett for Struggle for Africa
1953 – Han Suyin for A Many-Splendoured Thing
1953 – Farley Mowat for People of the Deer
1952 – Laurens Van Der Post for Venture to the Interior
1952 – Brewton Berry for Race Relations
1951 – John Hersey for The Wall
1951 – Henry Gibbs for Twilight in South Africa
1950 – Shirley Graham for Your Most Humble Servant
1950 – S. Andhil Fineberg for Punishment Without Crime
1949 – Alan Paton for Cry, the Beloved Country
1949 – J.C. Furnas for Anatomy of Paradise
1948 – Worth Tuttle Hedden for The Other Room
1948 – Kenneth R. Philp for John Collier's Crusade for Indian Reform, 1920-1954
1947 – Pauline R. Kibbe for Latin Americans in Texas
1947 – Sholem Asch for Prophet
1946 – Wallace Stegner for One Nation
1946 – St. Clair Drake for Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City
1945 – Kenneth B. Clark for Dark Ghetto: Dilemmas of Social Power
1945 – Gwethalyn Graham for Earth and High Heaven
1944 – Ronald Takaki for A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America
1944 – Maurice Samuel for The World of Sholom Aleichem
1944 – Roi Ottley for New World A-Coming
1943 – Zora Neale Hurston for Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography
1942 – James G. Leyburn for The Haitian People
1942 – Leopold Infeld for Quest: An Autobiography
1941 – Louis Adamic for From Many Lands
1940 – Edward Franklin Frazier for The Negro Family in the United States
1937 – Julian Huxley for We Europeans
1936 – Harold Foote Gosnell for Negro Politicians: Rise of Negro Politics in Chicago

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