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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tufts University Recommended Reading

From Tufts Journal accessed 8/25/10

As we head into the heart of the summer vacation season, Tufts faculty and staff have books they recommend you add to your reading list. There’s certainly some beach reading, but mostly it’s food for thought. Take them along as paperbacks, hardcovers or e-books. Anyway you read, enjoy.

April 1865, by Jay Winik.
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volumes I and II, by M.T. Anderson.
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, by Malcolm Gladwell.
Bottled & Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water, by Peter Gleick
Carry on, Mr. Bowditch, by Jean Lee Latham
Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, by Elizabeth Kolbert
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
Little Bee, by Chris Cleave
The Madonnas of Echo Park, by Brando Skyhorse
One L, by Scott Turow
Operation Mincemeat, by Ben Macintyre
Praying for Gil Hodges: A Memoir of the 1955 World Series and One Family’s Love of the Brooklyn Dodgers, by Thomas Oliphant
Reinventing Order in the Congo: How People Respond to State Failure in Kinshasa, edited by Theodore Trefon
Self-made Man: Human Evolution from Eden to Extinction, by Jonathan Kingdon
The Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See
Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong: Why We Love France but Not the French, by Jean-Benoit Nadeau
Strength in What Remains, by Tracy Kidder
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa, by E.B. Sledge
The Checklist Manifesto, by Atul Gawande
Cold Snap: Bulgarian Stories, by Cynthia Morrison
The Enduring Shore, by Paul Schneider
Hellhound on His Trail, by Hampton Sides
The Journal of Henry David Thoreau, 1837–1861, edited by Damion Searls
The Likeness, by Tana French
A Person of Interest, by Susan Choi
The Places In Between, by Rory Stewart
When Skateboards Will be Free, by Said Sayrafiezadeh
Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel

CSM list of 5 books about obscure presidents

From Chirstian Science Monitor accessed 8/25/10

1. "The Dark Horse: The Surprise Election and Political Murder of President James A. Garfield," by Kenneth D. Ackerman (2003).

2. "Fraud of the Century: Rutherford B. Hayes, Samuel Tilden, and the Stolen Election of 1876," by Roy Morris Jr. (2004)

3. "The Harding Affair: Love and Espionage during the Great War," by James David Robenalt (2009)

4. "Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy" by David O. Stewart (2009)

5. "James Buchanan: The American Presidents Series," by Jean H. Baker (2004)

Royal Society Science Book Prize (1988-2010)

from The Royal Society accessed 8/25/10

The Royal Society Prize for Science Books celebrates the very best in popular science writing.
Ever since the Prizes were originally established in 1988 they have had the same aim - to encourage the writing, publishing and reading of good and accessible popular science books. They have grown to become one of the UK's most prestigious non-fiction literary prizes.

Shortlist-A World Without Ice by Henry Pollack
Shortlist-Everyday Practice of Science: Where Intuition and Passion Meet Objectivity and Logic by Frederick Grinnell
Shortlist-God’s Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science by James Hannam
Shortlist-Life Ascending by Nick Lane
Shortlist-We Need To Talk About Kelvin by Marcus Chown
Shortlist-Why Does E=mc2? by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw
Longlist-Why Evolution is True by Jerry A. Coyne
Longlist-In Search of the Multiverse by John Gribbin
Longlist-Storms of My Grandchildren by James Hansen
Longlist-Darwin’s Island: The Galapagos in the Garden of England by Steve Jones
Longlist-The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World by Iain McGilchrist
Longlist-Complexity: A Guided Tour by Melanie Mitchell

The winner will be announced on October 21.

The 2009 Prize
Winner: The age of wonder: How the Romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science by Richard Holmes
Shortlisted: Bad science by Ben Goldacre
Shortlisted: Decoding the heavens: Solving the mystery of the world's first computer by Jo Marchant,
Shortlisted: The drunkard's walk: How randomness rules our lives by Leonard Mlodinow
Shortlisted: What the nose knows: The science of scent in everyday life by Avery Gilbert
Shortlisted: Your inner fish: The amazing discovery of our 375-million-year-old ancestor by Neil Shubin
Longlisted: Ice, mud and blood: Lessons from climates past by Chris Turney
Longlisted: Living with Enza: The forgotten story of Britain and the great flu pandemic of 1918 by Mark Honigsbaum
Longlisted: Microcosm: E. coli and the new science of life by Carl Zimmer
Longlisted: Physics for future presidents: The science behind the headlines by Richard A Muller,
Longlisted: Quantum: Einstein. Bohr and the great debate about the nature of reality by Manjit Kumar
Longlisted: Strange fruit: Why both sides are wrong in the race debate by Kenan Malik
Longlisted: The universe in a mirror : The saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the visionaries who built it by Robert Zimmerman

2008 Junior Prize
Winner: The big book of science things to make and do, by Rebecca Gilpin and Leonie Pratt
Shortlisted: Ask Dr K Fisher about animals, by Claire Llewellyn
Shortlisted: How the incredible human body works, by the Brainwaves, written by Richard Walker
Shortlisted: It's elementary!, by Robert Winston
Shortlisted: Serious Survival: How to Poo in the Arctic and Other Essential Tips for Explorers, by Marshall Corwin
Shortlisted: Why is snot green?Science Museum question and answer book, by Glenn Murphy

2008 General Prize
Winner: Six degrees: Our future on a hotter planet by Mark Lynas (Fourth Estate)
Shortlisted: A life decoded by J. Craig Venter (Penguin Allen Lane, 978-0713997248)
Shortlisted: Coral : A pessimist in paradise by Steve Jones (Little, Brown, 9780316729383)
Shortlisted: Gut feelings by Gerd Gigerenzer (Penguin - Allen Lane, 978-0713997514)
Shortlisted: The sun kings by Stuart Clark (Princeton University Press, 9780691126609)
Shortlisted: Why beauty is truth by Ian Stewart (Basic Books, 978-0-465-08236-0)
Longlisted: Better looking, better living, better loving: How chemistry can help you achieve life's goals by John Emsley
Longlisted: How to fossilise your hamster by Mick O'Hare (Profile Books, 978-1846680441)
Longlisted: Making up the mind: How the brain creates our mental world by Chris Frith
Longlisted: The stuff of thought by Steven Pinker (Penguin - Allen Lane, 978-0713997415)
Longlisted: Why the lion grew its mane by Lewis Smith (Papadakis, 978-1901092-83-7)
Longlisted: Yes! by Noah Goldstein, Steve J Martin, and Robert B Cialdini

2007 Junior Prize
Winner: Can You Feel the Force? by Richard Hammond (Dorling Kindersley; ISBN 1405315431)
Shortlisted: How Nearly Everything Was Invented by The Brainwaves
Shortlisted: It's True! Space Turns You Into Spaghetti by Heather Catchpole and Vanessa Woods,
Shortlisted: KFK Natural Disasters by Andrew Langley (Kingfisher, ISBN 0753413051)
Shortlisted: My Body Book by Mick Manning and Brita Granström
Shortlisted: Science Investigations - Electricity by John Farndon

2007 General Prize
Winner: Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert (Harper Press)
Shortlisted: Homo Britannicus by Chris Stringer (Penguin Allen Lane)
Shortlisted: In Search of Memory by Eric R. Kandel (WW Norton & Co)
Shortlisted: Lonesome George by Henry Nicholls (Macmillan)
Shortlisted: One in Three by Adam Wishart (Profile Books)
Shortlisted: The Rough Guide to Climate Change by Robert Henson (Rough Guides)
Longlisted: A Mind of its Own by Cordelia Fine (Icon Books)
Longlisted: Bang! The Complete History of the Universe by Brian May, Patrick Moore and Chris Lintott
Longlisted: Francis Crick, Discoverer of the Genetic Code by Matt Ridley (Harper Press)
Longlisted: Giant Leaps by Jack Challoner and John Perry (Boxtree)
Longlisted: The Goldilocks Enigma by Paul Davies (Penguin Allen Lane)
Longlisted: The Science of Doctor Who by Paul Parsons (Icon Books)

2006 Junior Prize
Winner - Global Garden, Kate Petty, Jennie Maizels and Corina Fletcher ( Eden Project)
Shortlisted - Kingfisher Knowledge: Forensics, Richard Platt (Kingfisher Publications plc)
Shortlisted - Think of a Number, Johnny Ball (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - 100 Science Experiments, Georgina Andrews and Kate Knighton (Usborne Publishing)
Shortlisted - Blame My Brain, Nicola Morgan (Walker Books Ltd)
Shortlisted - It's true! Squids suck, Nicki Greenberg (Allen and Unwin)

2006 General Prize
Winner - Electric Universe - How Electricity Switched on the Modern World, David Bodanis
Shortlisted - Collapse - How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive, Jared Diamond
Shortlisted - Parallel Worlds - Science of Alternative Universes and our Future in the Cosmos, Michio Kaku
Shortlisted - Power, Sex, Suicide - Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life, Nick Lane
Shortlisted - Empire of the Stars - Friendship, Obsession and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes, Arthur I. Miller
Shortlisted - The Truth About Hormones - What's Going on when we're Tetchy, Spotty, Fearful, Tearful or Just Plain Awful, Vivienne Parry
Longlisted - The Elements of Murder - A History of Poison, John Emsley
Longlisted - The Gecko's Foot - Bio-inspiration - Engineering New Materials from Nature, Peter Forbes
Longlisted - The Silicon Eye - How a Silicon Valley Company Aims to Make All Current Computers, Cameras, and Cell Phones Obsolete, George Gilder
Longlisted - Venomous Earth - How Arsenic Caused the World's Worst Mass Poisoning, Andrew Meharg
Longlisted - Seven Deadly Colours - Genius of Nature's Palette and how it Eluded Darwin, Andrew Parker
Longlisted - Stalking the Riemann Hypothesis - The Quest to Find the Hidden Law of Prime Numbers, Dan Rockmore
Longlisted - The Fruits of War - How War and Conflict have Driven Science, Michael White

2005 Junior Prize
Winner - What Makes Me, Me?, Robert Winston (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - Kingfisher Knowledge: Endangered Planet, David Burnie (Kingfisher)
Shortlisted - Kingfisher Knowledge: Microscopic Life, Richard Walker (Kingfisher)
Shortlisted - Leap Through Time: Earthquake, Nicholas Harris (Orpheus Books)
Shortlisted - Mysteries and Marvels of Science, Phillip Clarke, Laura Howell, Sarah Khan
Shortlisted - Night Sky Atlas, Robin Scagell (Dorling Kindersley)
Longlisted - Bodyscope: Movers and Shakers, Patricia MacNair (Kingfisher)
Longlisted - Bodyscope: The Story of Life, Patricia MacNair (Kingfisher)
Longlisted - Curie and the Science of Radioactivity, Ian Graham, David Antram
Longlisted - E Explore Earth, Matt Turner (Dorling Kindersley)
Longlisted - Kingfisher Knowledge: Animal Giants, Barbara Taylor (Kingfisher)
Longlisted - Kingfisher Young Knowledge: Solar System, Mike Goldsmith (Kingfisher)
Longlisted - Seaside Scientist, Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom (Franklin Watts)

2005 General Prize
Winner - Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads to Another, Philip Ball (William Heinemann)
Shortlisted - Matters of Substance, Griffith Edwards (Penguin (Allen Lane))
Shortlisted - The Ancestor's Tale, Richard Dawkins (Weidenfeld & Nicholson)
Shortlisted - The Earth: An Intimate History, Richard Fortey (HarperCollins)
Shortlisted - The Human Mind, Robert Winston (Bantam Press/Transworld Publishers)
Shortlisted - Why life speeds up as you get older, Douwe Draaisma (Cambridge University Press)
Longlisted - Aspirin: The Story of a Wonder Drug, Diarmuid Jeffreys (Bloomsbury)
Longlisted - Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control, Kathleen Taylor
Longlisted - Deep Simplicity, John Gribbin (Penguin (Allen Lane))
Longlisted - Hippocratic Oaths, Raymond Tallis (Atlantic Books)
Longlisted - Pandora's Breeches: Women, Science, & Power in the Enlightenment, Patricia Fara
Longlisted - Status Syndrome, Michael Marmot (Bloomsbury)
Longlisted - The Long Summer: How Climate Changed Civilization, Brian Fagan

2004 Junior Prize
Winner - Really Rotten Experiments, Nick Arnold & Tony De Saulles
Shortlisted - In the Rainforest, Peter Riley (Hodder Wayland)
Shortlisted - Riotous Robots, Mike Goldsmith (Scholastic Children's Books)
Shortlisted - Start science: Forces and Motion, Sally Hewitt (Chrysalis Children's Book)
Shortlisted - The Beginning: Voyages Through Time, Peter Ackroyd (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - Who Lives In Space?, Clare Oliver (Chrysalis Children's Books)
Longlisted - A Drop In The Ocean: The Story Of Water,, Jacqui Bailey & Lilly Matthew
Longlisted - Artificial Intelligence, Anne Rooney (Chrysalis Children's Books)
Longlisted - Big Numbers, John Gribbin & Mary Gribbin (Icon Books)
Longlisted - Eureka !, Richard Platt (Kingfisher)
Longlisted - Introduction to Weather & Climate Change, Laura Howell (Usborne)
Longlisted - Mysteries & Marvels of Nature, Elizabeth Dalby (Usborne)
Longlisted - Optical Illusions, Duncan Muir (Chrysalis Children's Books)
Longlisted - The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials, John Gribbin & Mary Gribbin

2004 General Prize
Winner - A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson (Doubleday/Transworld)
Shortlisted - Backroom Boys, Francis Spufford (Faber & Faber)
Shortlisted - In the Beginning was the Worm, Andrew Brown (Simon & Schuster)
Shortlisted - Magic Universe, Nigel Calder ( Oxford University Press)
Shortlisted - Mutants, Armand Marie Leroi (Penguin: Viking USA)
Shortlisted - Nature via Nurture, Matt Ridley (Fourth Estate)
Longlisted - A Brief History of Infinity, Brian Clegg (Constable & Robinson)
Longlisted - Adam's Curse, Bryan Sykes (Bantam Press)
Longlisted - After the Ice, Steven Mithen (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Longlisted - Einstein's Refrigerator, Gino Segre (Penguin: Allen Lane)
Longlisted - Freedom Evolves, Daniel C Dennett (Penguin: Allen Lane)
Longlisted - Galileo's Finger, Peter Atkins ( Oxford University Press)
Longlisted - How to Clone the Perfect Blonde, Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham (Ebury Press)
Longlisted - Sex, Botany & Empire, Patricia Fara (Icon Books)
Longlisted - The Essential Difference, Simon Baron-Cohen (Penguin: Allen Lane)

2003 Junior Prize
Winner - The DK Guide to the Oceans, Dr Frances Dipper (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - Get in Gear, Sholly Fisch (Innovative Kids)
Shortlisted - Horrible Science: The Terrible Truth about Time, Nick Arnold (Scholastic)
Shortlisted - Leap Through Time: Dinosaur, Nicholas Harris (Orpheus Books)
Shortlisted - The Way Science Works, Robin Kerrod & Dr Sharon Ann Holgate
Shortlisted - Why Can't I..? Series, Sally Hewitt

2003 General Prize
Winner - Right Hand, Left Hand, Chris McManus (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Shortlisted - Reckoning with Risk, Gerd Gigerenzer (Allen Lane)
Shortlisted - Small World, Mark Buchanan (Wieidenfeld & Nicholson)
Shortlisted - The Blank Slate, Steve Pinker (Allen Lane)
Shortlisted - The Extravagant Universe, Robert P Kirshner (Princeton University Press)
Shortlisted - Where Is Everybody?, Stephen Webb (Copernicus Books)

2002 Junior Prize
Winner - DK Guide to The Human Body, Richard Walker (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - Dead Famous:Einstein, Mike Goldsmith (Scholastic Children's Books)
Shortlisted - Illustrated Dinosaur Encyclopedia, David Burnie (Kingfisher)
Shortlisted - Life Finds It Feet, Jacqui Bailey (A & C Black Publishers)
Shortlisted - Materials (Library of Science Series), Alastair Smith, Phillip Clarke and Lorinne Henderson
Shortlisted - Mega Bites: Bugs, Christopher Maynard (Dorling Kindersley)

2002 General Prize
Winner - The Universe in a Nutshell, Stephen Hawking (Bantam Press/ Transworld Publishers)
Shortlisted - A Primate's Memoir, Robert Sapolsky (Jonathan Cape)
Shortlisted - Aeons:The Search for the Beginning of Time, Martin Gorst (Fourth Estate)
Shortlisted - Rivals, Michael White (Secker & Warburg)
Shortlisted - The Madness of Adam & Eve, David Horrobin (Bantam Press/ Transworld Publishers)
Shortlisted - The Secret Life of Dust, Hannah Holmes (John Wiley and Sons)

2001 Junior Prize
Winner - DK Guide to Weather, Michael Allaby (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - DK Guide to Dinosaurs, David Lambert (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - Eyewitness Guides: Epidemics, Brian Ward (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - Suffering Scientists (Horrible Science Series), Nick Arnold (Scholastic)
Shortlisted - The At Home with Science Series, Janice Lobb and Peter Utton (Kingfisher)
Shortlisted - The Complete Book of the Brain, John Farndon (Hodder Wayland)

2001 General Prize
Winner - Mapping the Deep - The Extraordinary Story of Ocean Science, Robert Kunzig
Shortlisted - Creation: Life and How to Make it, Steve Grand (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Shortlisted - Malignant Sadness - The Anatomy of Depression, Lewis Wolpert (Faber)
Shortlisted - Mendeleyev's Dream - The Quest for the Elements, Paul Strathern (Penguin)
Shortlisted - Mendel's Demon - Gene Justice and the Complexity of Life, Mark Ridley
Shortlisted - Strange Beauty - Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth Century Physics, George Johnson

2000 Junior Prize
Winner - DK Guide to Space, Peter Bond (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - Evolve or Die, Phil Gates (Scholastic Children's Books)
Shortlisted - History News - In Space, Michael Johnstone ( Walker Books)
Shortlisted - Science Magic: Brainwaves in the Bedroom, Richard Robinson ( Oxford University Press)
Shortlisted - The Kingfisher Book of Planet Earth, Martin Redfern (Kingfisher)
Shortlisted - The Usborne First Excyclopedia of Our World, Felicity Brooks (Usborne Publishing)

2000 General Prize
Winner - The Elegant Universe, Brian Greene (Jonathan Cape)
Shortlisted - A Brief History of the Future, John Naughton (Weidenfeld and Nicolson)
Shortlisted - Children of Prometheus, Christopher Wills (Allen Lane)
Shortlisted - Genome, Matt Ridley (Fourth Estate)
Shortlisted - The White Death, Thomas Dormandy (Hambledown Press)
Shortlisted - Time, Love, Memory, Jonathan Weiner (Faber & Faber)

1999 Junior Prize
Winner - The Usborne Complete Book of the Microscope, Kirsteen Rogers (Usborne Publishing)
Shortlisted - Ask Uncle Albert 100½ Tricky Science Questions Answered, Russell Stannard
Shortlisted - Big Head! A Book about your Brain and your Head, Pete Rowan (Bodley Head)
Shortlisted - Science School , Mick Manning and Brita Granström (Kingfisher)
Shortlisted - Stephen Biesty's Incredible Body, Richard Platt (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - The Marshall Children's Guide to Astronomy, Jacqueline and Simon Mitton

1999 General Prize
Winner - The Man who Loved Only Numbers, Paul Hoffman (Fourth Estate)
Shortlisted - A Beautiful Mind, Sylvia Nasar (Faber and Faber)
Shortlisted - Consilience, Edward O Wilson (Little, Brown and Company)
Shortlisted - How the Mind Works, Steven Pinker (Allen Lane)
Shortlisted - Mapping the Mind, Rita Carter (Weidenfeld and Nicolson)
Shortlisted - One Renegade Cell, Robert Weinberg (Weidenfeld and Nicolson)

1998 Junior Prize
Winner - The Kingfisher Book of Oceans, David Lambert (Kingfisher)
Shortlisted - Big Bang: The Story of the Universe, Heather Couper/Nigel Henbest (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - How Did I Begin?, Mick Manning and Brita Granström (Franklin Watts)
Shortlisted - Understanding Your Muscles and Bones, Rebecca Treays (Usborne Publishing)
Shortlisted - Yikes!, Mike Janulewicz (HarperCollins Children's Books)
Shortlisted - Yum-Yum!, Mick Manning and Brita Granström (Franklin Watts)

1998 General Prize
Winner - Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond (Jonathan Cape)
Shortlisted - Fermat's Last Theorem, Simon Singh (Fourth Estate)
Shortlisted - Life: An Unauthorised Biography, Richard Fortey (HarperCollins)
Shortlisted - The Fabric of Reality, David Deutsch (Allen Lane)
Shortlisted - This Is Biology, Ernst Mayr (Belknap/Harvard)
Shortlisted - Twins, Lawrence Wright (Weidenfeld and Nicolson)

1997 Junior Prize
Winner - Horrible Science series: Blood, Bones and Body Bits and Ugly Bugs, Nick Arnold (Scholastic)
Shortlisted - Atlas of Earthcare, Miles Litvinoff (Gaia Books Ltd)
Shortlisted - The Big Bug Search, Caroline Young (Usborne Publishing Ltd)
Shortlisted - The Incredible Journey to the Centre of the Atom, Nicholas Harris, Joanna Turner and Dr Trevor Day (Kingfisher)
Shortlisted - What Happens When..., John Farndon (Macdonald Young Books)

1997 General Prize
Winner - The Wisdom of Bones: In Search of Human Origins, Alan Walker and Pat Shipman
Shortlisted - Climbing Mount Improbable, Richard Dawkins (Viking)
Shortlisted - Fire in the Mind, George Johnson (Viking)
Shortlisted - In the Blood: God, Genes and Destiny, Steve Jones (HarperCollins)
Shortlisted - Longitude, Dava Sobel (Fourth Estate)
Shortlisted - The Origins of Virtue, Matt Ridley (Viking)

1996 Junior Prize
Winner - The World of Weather, Chris Maynard (Kingfisher)
Shortlisted - Creatures that Glow, Anita Ganeri with Obin, Roger Stewart and Peter Sarson
Shortlisted - Everyday Machines, John Kelly with David Burnie and Obin (Hamlyn)
Shortlisted - Microbes, Bugs and Wonder Drugs, Fran Balkwill
Shortlisted - Our Universe, Russell Stannard (Kingfisher)
Shortlisted - Wild Technology, Phil Gates (Kingfisher)

1996 General Prize
Winner - Plague's Progress, Arno Karlen (Victor Gollancz)
Shortlisted - About Time: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution, Paul Davies (Viking)
Shortlisted - Nature's Keepers, Stephen Budiansky (Weidenfeld and Nicolson)
Shortlisted - Nature's Numbers, Ian Stewart (Weidenfeld and Nicolson)
Shortlisted - River Out of Eden, Richard Dawkins (Weidenfeld and Nicolson)
Shortlisted - The Faber Book of Science, John Carey (Faber and Faber)

1995 Junior Prize
Winner - The Most Amazing Pop-Up Science Book, Jay Young ( Watts Books)
Shortlisted - Fire - Friend or Enemy?, Jack Challoner (Kingfisher)
Shortlisted - Life, David Burnie (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - Lucky Science, Royston M Roberts and Jeanie Roberts (John Wiley)
Shortlisted - The Egg and Sperm Race, Fran Balkwill and Mic Rolph (Collins)
Shortlisted - The Robot Zoo, John Kelly (Hamlyn)

1995 General Prize
Winner - The Consumer's Good Chemical Guide, John Emsley (WH Freeman)
Shortlisted - Journey to the Ants, Bert Holldobler and Edward O Wilson
Shortlisted - The Book of Man, Walter Bodmer and Robin McKie (Little, Brown and Company)
Shortlisted - The Covenant of the Wild, Stephen Budiansky (Weidenfeld and Nicholson)
Shortlisted - The Language Instinct, Steven Pinker (Allen Lane)
Shortlisted - The Snows of Olympus, Arthur C Clarke (Victor Gollancz)

1994 Junior Prize
Winner - Eyewitness Science: Evolution, Linda Gamlin (Dorling Kindersley)
Winner - Science with Weather, Rebecca Heddle and Paul Shipton (Usborne)
Winner - The Ultimate Dinosaur Book, David Lambert (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - The Body Atlas, Steve Parker (Dorling Kindersley)

1994 General Prize
Winner - The Language of the Genes, Steve Jones (HarperCollins)
Shortlisted - Afterglow of Creation, Marcus Chown (Arrow)
Shortlisted - Dreams of a Final Theory, Steven Weinberg (Hutchinson Radius)
Shortlisted - The Diversity of Life, Edward O Wilson ( Allen Lane /The Penguin Press)
Shortlisted - The Engineer in the Garden, Colin Tudge (Jonathan Cape)
Shortlisted - The Neandertals, Eric Trinkaus and Pat Shipman (Jonathan Cape)
Shortlisted - The Red Queen, Matt Ridley (Viking)

1993 Junior Prize
Winner - Mighty Microbes, Thompson Yardley (Cassell plc)
Shortlisted - Distance, Brenda Walpole (A and C Black)
Shortlisted - How the Earth Works, John Farndon (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - Jumbo Jets, Althea and Edward Parker (A and C Black)
Shortlisted - The Newsround Book of Space, Nick Heathcote, Susie Staples and Marshall Corwin

1993 General Prize
Winner - The Making of Memory by Steven Rose, Steven Rose (Bantam Press)
Shortlisted - Genius: Richard Feynman and Modern Physics, James Gleick (Little, Brown and Co.)
Shortlisted - Insects in Flight, John Brackenbury (Blandford)
Shortlisted - The Malaria Capers, Robert S Desowitz (WW Norton and Co Ltd)
Shortlisted - The Mind of God, Paul Davies (Simon and Schuster Ltd)
Shortlisted - Virtual Worlds, Benjamin Woolley (Blackwell)

1992 Junior Prize
Winner - The Amazing Voyage of the Cucumber Sandwich, Peter Rowan (Jonathan Cape Ltd)
Winner - How Nature Works, David Burnie (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - Black Holes and Uncle Albert, Russell Stannard (Faber and Faber Ltd)
Shortlisted - Dinosaur!, David Norman (Boxtree Ltd)
Shortlisted - Ian and Fred's Big Green Book, Fred Pearce and Ian Winton (Kingfisher/Bennett Books)
Shortlisted - Tomorrow's Earth, David Bellamy (Mitchell Beazley Publishers)

1992 General Prize
Winner - The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee, Jared Diamond (Hutchinson Radius)
Shortlisted - Darwin, Adrian Desmond and James Moore (Michael Joseph)
Shortlisted - Dawn of a Millennium, Erich Earth (Penguin Books)
Shortlisted - Fossils, Niles Eldridge (Aurum Press Ltd)
Shortlisted - Last Animals at the Zoo, Colin Tudge (Hutchinson Radius)
Shortlisted - The Natural History of the Universe, Colin Ronan (Transworld Publishers Ltd)

1991 Junior Prize
Winner - Cells are Us and Cell Wars, Fran Balkwill and Mic Rolph (William Collins Sons and Co Ltd)
Shortlisted - Flight, Malcolm Dixon (Wayland (Publishers) Ltd)
Shortlisted - Sounds and Music, Robin Kerrod (Cherrytree Press Ltd)
Shortlisted - The Big Book of Prehistoric Life, Dougal Dixon (The Octopus Publishing Group Ltd)
Shortlisted - The Big Book of Stars and Planets, Robin Kerrod (The Octopus Publishing Group Ltd)
Shortlisted - Why is Night Dark?, Sophy Tahta (Usborne Publishing Ltd)
Shortlisted - Worm's Eye View, Kipchak Johnson (Cassell Publishers Ltd)

1991 General Prize
Winner - Wonderful Life, Stephen Jay Gould (Hutchinson Radius)
Shortlisted - Engines of Creation, K Eric Drexler (Fourth Estate Ltd)
Shortlisted - Genome, Jerry Bishop and Michael Waldholz (Simon and Schuster)
Shortlisted - Global Warming, Stephen H Schneider (The Lutterworth Press)
Shortlisted - The Stuff of the Universe, John Gribbin and Martin Rees (William Heinemann Ltd)
Shortlisted - The Trials of Life, David Attenborough (William Collins Sons and Co. Ltd/BBC Books)

1990 Junior Prize
Winner (under 8) - The Giant Book of Space, Ian Ridpath (Hamlyn Publishing)
Winner (under 14) - Starting Point Science Series: What Makes a Flower Grow?/What Makes it Rain?/What's Under the Ground?/Where Does Electricity Come From?, Susan Mayes
Shortlisted - Acid Rain, John Baines (Wayland (Publishers) Ltd)
Shortlisted - Dinosaur, David Norman and Angela Milner (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - Helicopters, Ian Graham (Franklin Watts Ltd)
Shortlisted - The Time and Space of Uncle Albert, Russell Stannard (Faber and Faber)
Shortlisted - The World of the Microscope, Chris Oxlade and Corinne Stockley

1990 General Prize
Winner - The Emperor's New Mind, Roger Penrose (Oxford University Press)
Shortlisted - Evolution The Great Debate, Vernon Blackmore and Andrew Page (Lion Publishing)
Shortlisted - Senses and Sensibilities, Jillyn Smith (John Wiley and Sons)
Shortlisted - The Mind Machine, Colin Blakemore (BBC Books)
Shortlisted - The New Physics, Paul Davies (Cambridge University Press)
Shortlisted - Time Reversal, Anatole Abragam ( Oxford University Press)

1989 Junior Prize
Winner - The Way Things Work, David Macaulay (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - Bricks, Terry Cash (A and C Black)
Shortlisted - Ecology, Richard Spurgeon (Usborne)
Shortlisted - Lots of Rot, Vicki Cobb (A and C Black)
Shortlisted - Smallpox is Dead, Arnold R Sanderson (Farrand Press)

1989 General Prize
Winner - Bones of Contention, Robert Lewin (Simon and Schuster)
Shortlisted - A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking (Bantam Press)
Shortlisted - Chaos, James Gleick (William Heinemann)
Shortlisted - End. Cosmic Catastrophe etc..., Kenneth Jon Rose (John Wiley)
Shortlisted - The Crumbs of Contention, John Lenihan (Adam Hilger)

1988 Junior Prize
Winner - Science Alive - Living Things, Robin Kerrod (Macdonalds Children's Books)
Shortlisted - Size is Vital, Eric Laithwaite (Franklin Watts Ltd)
Shortlisted - Spaceprobes and Satellites, Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest (Franklin Watts Ltd)
Shortlisted - Visual Science - Medicine, Bruce Durie (Macdonald Children's Books)

1988 General Prize
Winner - Living with Risk, the British Medical Association Board of Science
Shortlisted - Egg, Robert Burton (Collins)
Shortlisted - Molecules, Peter Atkins (WH Freeman and Co.)
Shortlisted - The Omega Point, John Gribbin (William Heinemann)
Shortlisted - The Quantum Universe, Tony Hey and Patrick Walters (Cambridge University Press)
Shortlisted - Thinking Machines, Igor Aleksander and Piers Burnett ( Oxford University Press)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Midwest Booksellers' Choice Awards (2005, 2007-10)

2010 Award Winners
The winners of the 2010 Midwest Booksellers' Choice Awards, sponsored by the Midwest Booksellers Association and chosen by member bookstores, are:

Fiction: A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore 
Nonfiction: The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women & a Forty-Year Friendship by Jeffrey Zaslow (Gotham Books)
Poetry: The Chain Letter of the Soul: New and Selected Poems by Bill Holm (Milkweed Editions)
Children's Picture Book: Otis by Loren Long (Philomel)
Children's Literature: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic Press)

Honor Books:
Fiction: Driftless by David Rhodes (Milkweed Editions)
Nonfiction: Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François (St. Martin's)
Poetry: Beloved on the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude edited by Jim Perlman
Children's Picture Book: Moose on the Loose by Kathy-jo Wargin, illustrated by John Bendall-Brunello 
Children's Literature: Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman 

2009 Award Winners

Fiction: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (Ecco)
Nonfiction: Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs and Parenting by Michael Perry (HarperCollins)
Poetry: Swimming With A Hundred Year Old Snapping Turtle by Freya Manfred (Red Dragonfly Press)
Children's Picture Book: Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Harry Bliss (Joanna Cotler Books/HarperCollins)
Children's Literature: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean (HarperCollins Children's Books)

Honor recipients:
Fiction: A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick (Algonquin)
Nonfiction: Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter (Grand Central)
Poetry: Yellowrocket by Todd Boss (Norton)
Children's Picture Book: Snow by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Lauren Stringer (Harcourt Children's Books)
Children's Literature: Savvy by Ingrid Law (Dial Books for Young Readers)

2008 Award Winners
Fiction:  Loving Frank: A Novel by Nancy Horan
Non-Fiction: Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression by Mildred Armstrong Kalish
Poetry: Valentines: Poems by Ted Kooser
Children’s Picture Book: Agate: What Good Is a Moose? by Joy Morgan Dey and Nikki Johnson
Children’s Literature: Little Klein by Anne Ylvisaker

2008 Honor Book Winners
Fiction (Tie)
So Brave, Young, and Handsome by Leif Enger
Whistling in the Dark by Lesley Kagen

Nonfiction: The Florist’s Daughter: A Memoir by Patricia Hampl
Poetry: Willow Room, Green Door: New and Selected Poems by Deborah Keenan
Children’s Picture Book: Great Joy by Kate DiCamillo
Children’s Literature: The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman

2007 Winners
Fiction: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Nonfiction: Truck: A Love Story by Michael Perry
Poetry: The Blizzard Voices: Poems by Ted Kooser
Children’s Picture Book: A Good Day by Kevin Henkes
Children’s Literature: Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

2007 Honorable Mention
Fiction: Copper River by William Kent Krueger
Nonfiction: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir by Bill Bryson
Poetry: To Sing Along the Way:Minnesota Women Poets from Pre-Territorial Days to the Present by Connie Wanek
Children’s Picture Book: A Woodland Counting Book by Claudia McGehee
Children’s Picture Book: Winter is the Warmest Season by Lauren Stringer
Children’s Literature: In Search of Mockingbird by Loretta Ellsworth

2005 Award:
First-ever Midwest Booksellers' Choice Awards (2005), sponsored by the Midwest Booksellers Association.

Adult Fiction
Winner: Gilead: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson (FSG)
Honorable Mention: The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich (Perennial)

Adult Nonfiction
Winner: What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America by Thomas Frank
Honorable Mention: Homegown Democrat by Garrison Keillor

Winner: Delights and Shadows by Ted Kooser
Honorable Mention: Original Fire: Selected and New Poems by Louise Erdrich

Children's Picture Book
Winner: Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
Honorable Mention: A Tallgrass Prairie Alphabet by Claudia McGehee

Children's Literature
Winner: Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
Honorable Mention: Ida B: And her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and Possibly Save the World by Katherine Hannigan 

Monday, August 23, 2010

James Tait Black Memorial Prize (1919-2009)

Founded in 1919, the James Tait Black Memorial Prizes are among the oldest and most prestigious book prizes awarded for literature written in the English language and are Britain's oldest literary awards.

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/awards/james_tait_black.htm (lists awards through 2007)
University of Edinburgh accessed 5/18/10

The prizes are awarded annually by the University of Edinburgh for the best work of fiction and the best biography published during the previous year.
The five shortlisted works for the fiction prize are:
* Strangers by Anita Brookner
* The Children’s Book by A.S Byatt  -- Winner!
* Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro
* The Selected Works of T.S Spivet by Reif Larsen
* Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

The five books competing for the £10,000 biography prize are:
* Cheever: A life by Blake Bailey
* William Golding: The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies by John Carey  -- Winner!
* Muriel Spark: The Biography by Martin Stannard
* A Different Drummer: The Life of Kenneth MacMillan by Jann Parry
* The English Opium Eater: A Biography of Thomas De Quincey by Robert Morrison

The winners will be announced at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in August 2010.

Fiction shortlist
* Sputnik Caledonia by Andrew Crumey
* A Mercy by Toni Morrison
* The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry -- Winner!
* A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif
* Pilcrow by Adam Mars-Jones

Biography shortlist
* Arthur Miller 1915-1962 by Christopher Bigsby
* A Strange Eventful History: The Dramatic Lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving and their Remarkable Families by Michael Holroyd -- Winner!
* Gabriel García Márquez: A Life by Gerald Martin
* Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love by Sheila Rowbotham
* Chagall: Love and Exile by Jackie Wullschlager

Our Horses in Egypt by Rosalind Belben
The Devil's Footprints by John Burnside
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
A Far Country by Daniel Mason
Salvage by Gee Williams

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Seven Lies by James Lasdun
The Road by Cormac McCarthy (winner)
The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro
Electricity by Ray Robinson
The Night Watch by Sarah Waters

Praying Mantis by André Brink
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala
Saturday by Ian McEwan (winner)
Mother, Missing by Joyce Carol Oates
The Accidental by Ali Smith

Havoc: In Its Third Year by Ronan Bennett
The Afterglow by Anthony Cartwright
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
GB84 by David Peace (winner)
Psychoraag by Suhayl Saadi

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Personality by Andrew O'Hagan (winner)

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (winner)
Fragrant Harbour by John Lanchester
Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry
Unless by Carol Shields
The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor

The Body Artist by Don DeLillo
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Number9dream by David Mitchell
Something Like a House by Sid Smith (winner)

The Hiding Place by Trezza Azzopardi
House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski
In the Shape of a Boar by Lawrence Norfolk
White Teeth by Zadie Smith (winner)

The Leper's Companions by Julia Blackburn
A Harlot's Progress by David Dabydeen
Headlong by Michael Frayn
The Harvest by Christopher Hart
Renegade or Halo 2 by Timothy Mo (winner)

Master Georgie by Beryl Bainbridge (winner)
Man or Mango? by Lucy Ellmann
Charlotte Gray by Sebastian Faulks
The Last King of Scotland by Giles Foden
The Restraint of Beasts by Magnus Mills

Jack Maggs by Peter Carey
Feeding the Ghosts by Fred D'Aguiar
Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
Grace Notes by Bernard MacLaverty
Ingenious Pain by Andrew Miller (winner)

Last Orders by Graham Swift (winner)
Justine by Alice Thompson (winner)

The Prestige by Christopher Priest (winner)

The Folding Star by Alan Hollinghurst (winner)

Crossing the River by Caryl Phillips (winner)

Sacred Country by Rose Tremain (winner)

Downriver by Iain Sinclair (winner)

Brazzaville Beach by William Boyd (winner)

A Disaffection by James Kelman (winner)

A Season in the West by Piers Paul Read (winner)

The Golden Bird: Two Orkney Stories by George Mackay Brown (winner)

Persephone by Jenny Joseph (winner)

Winter Garden by Robert Edric (winner)

Empire of the Sun by J G Ballard (winner)
Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter (winner)

Allegro Postillions by Jonathan Keates (winner)

On the Black Hill by Bruce Chatwin (winner)

Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie (winner)
The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux (winner)

Waiting for the Barbarians by J M Coetzee (winner)

Darkness Visible by William Golding (winner)

Plumb by Maurice Gee (winner)

The Honourable Schoolboy by John Le Carré (winner)

Doctor Copernicus by John Banville (winner)

The Great Victorian Collection by Brian Moore (winner)

Monsieur by Lawrence Durrell (winner)

The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch (winner)

G. by John Berger (winner)

A Guest of Honour by Nadine Gordimer (winner)

Lily Powell - The Bird Of Paradise - 1970 

Previous Winners – Fiction 
1960 - 1969
* Elizabeth Bowen - Eva Trout - 1969
* Maggie Ross - The Gasteropod - 1968
* Margaret Drabble - Jerusalem The Golden - 1967
* Joint Award: Christine Brooke-Rose - Such and Aidan Higgins - Langrishe, Go Down - 1966
* Muriel Spark - The Mandelbaum Gate - 1965
* Frank Tuohy - The Ice Saints - 1964
* Gerda Charles - A Slanting Light - 1963
* Ronald Hardy - Act Of Destruction - 1962
* Jennifer Dawson - The Ha-Ha - 1961
* Rex Warner - Imperial Caesar - 1960

1950 - 1959
* Morris West - The Devil's Advocate - 1959
* Angus Wilson - The Middle Age Of Mrs Eliot - 1958
* Anthony Powell - At Lady Molly's - 1957
* Rose Macauley - The Towers Of Trebizond - 1956
* Ivy Compton-Burnett - Mother And Son - 1955
* C. P. Snow - The New Men and The Masters in sequence - 1954
* Margaret Kennedy - Troy Chimneys - 1953
* Evelyn Waugh - Men At Arms - 1952
* W. C. Chapman-Mortimer - Father Goose - 1951
* Robert Henriquez - Along The Valley - 1950

1940 - 1949
* Emma Smith - The Far Cry - 1949
* Graham Greene - The Heart Of The Matter - 1948
* L. P. Hartley - Eustace And Hilda - 1947
* G. Oliver Onions - Poor Man's Tapestry - 1946
* L. A. G. Strong - Travellers - 1945
* Forrest Reid - Young Tom - 1944
* Mary Lavin - Tales From Bectine Bridge - 1943
* Arthur Whaley - Monkey By Wu Ch'eng-en - 1942
* Joyce Cary - A House Of Children - 1941
* Charles Morgan - The Voyage - 1940

1930 - 1939
* Aldous Huxley - After Many A Summer Dies The Swan - 1939
* C. S. Forester - A Ship Of The Line and Flying Colours - 1938
* Neil M. Gunn - Highland River - 1937
* Winifred Holtby - South Riding - 1936
* L. H. Myers - The Root And The Flower - 1935
* Robert Graves - I, Claudius and Claudius The God - 1934
* A. G. Macdonell - England, Their England - 1933
* Helen Simpson - Boomerang - 1932
* Kate O'Brien - Without My Cloak - 1931
* E. H. Young - Miss Mole - 1930

1919 - 1929
* J. B. Priestley - The Good Companions - 1929
* Siegfried Sassoon - Memoirs Of A Fox-Hunting Man - 1928
* Francis Brett Young - Portrait Of Clare - 1927
* Radclyffe Hall - Adam's Breed - 1926
* Liam O'Flaherty - The Informer - 1925
* E. M. Forster - A Passage To India - 1924
* Arnold Bennett - Riceyman Steps - 1923
* David Garnett - Lady Into Fox - 1922
* Walter de la Mare - Memoirs Of A Midget - 1921
* D. H. Lawrence - The Lost Girl - 1920
* Hugh Walpole - The Secret City - 1919

Previous Winners – Biography
2000 - Present

Michael Holroyd - A Strange Eventful History: Dramatic Lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving and their Remarkable Families - 2008
Rosemary Hill - God's Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain - 2007
Byron Rogers - The Man Who Went into the West: The Life of R.S. Thomas - 2006
Sue Prideaux - Edvard Munch: Behind The Scream (Yale University Press) - 2005
Jonathan Bate - John Clare: A Biography (Picador) - 2004
Janet Browne - Charles Darwin: Volume 2 - The Power of Place (Jonathan Cape) - 2003
Jenny Uglow The Lunar Men: The Friends Who Made the Future 1730-1810 (Faber) - 2002
Robert Skidelsky - John Maynard Keynes: Vol 3 Fighting For Britain 1937-1946 - 2001
Martin Amis - Experience (Jonathan Cape) - 2000

1990 - 1999

* Kathryn Hughes - George Eliot: The Last Victorian (Fourth Estate) - 1999
* Peter Ackroyd - The Life of Thomas More (Chatto & Windus) - 1998
R.F. Foster - W.B. Yeats: A Life Volume1 - The Apprentice Mage 1965-1914 - 1997
* Diarmaid MacCulloch - Thomas Cranmer: A Life (Yale) - 1996
* Gitta Sereny - Albert Speer: His Battle with the Truth (Macmillan) - 1995
* Doris Lessing - Under My Skin (Harper Collins) - 1994
* Richard Holmes - Dr Johnson And Mr Savage (Hodder & Stoughton) - 1993
Charles Nicoll - The Reckoning: Murder Of Christopher Marlowe (Jonathan Cape) - 1992
* Adrian Desmond and James Moore - Darwin (Paladin) - 1991
Claire Tomalin. Invisible Woman: Story Of Nelly Ternan And Charles Dickens - 1990

1980 - 1989

* Ian Gibson - Federico Garcia Lorca: A Life (Faber & Faber) - 1989
Brian McGuinness - Wittgenstein, A Life: Young Ludwig (1889-1921) (Duckworth) - 1988
* Ruth Dudley Edwards - Victor Gollancz: A Biography (Victor Gollancz) - 1987
* D. Felicitas Corrigan - Helen Waddell (Victor Gollancz) - 1986
* David Nokes - Jonathan Swift: A Hypocrite Reversed (OUP) - 1985
* Lyndall Gordon - Virginia Woolf: A Writer's Life (OUP) - 1984
* Alan Walker - Franz Liszt: The Virtuoso Years (Faber) - 1983
* Richard Ellmann - James Joyce (OUP) - 1982
* Victoria Glendinning - Edith Sitwell: Unicorn Among Lions (Weidenfeld) - 1981
* Robert B. Martin - Tennyson: The Unquiet Heart (OUP) - 1980

1970 - 1979

* Brian Finney - Christopher Isherwood: A Critical Biography (Faber) - 1979
* Robert Gittings - The Older Hardy (Heinemann Educational) - 1978
George Painter. Chateaubriand, Vol.1: Longed-For Tempests (Chatto & Windus) - 1977
* Ronald Hingley - A New Life Of Chekhov (OUP) - 1976
* Karl Miller - Cockburn's Millennium (Duckworth) - 1975
* John Wain - Samuel Johnson - 1974
* Robin Lane Fox - Alexander The Great - 1973
* Quentin Bell - Virginia Woolf - 1972
* Julia Namier - Lewis Namier - 1971
* Jasper Ridley - Lord Palmerston - 1970

1960 - 1969

* Antonia Fraser - Mary, Queen Of Scots - 1969
* Gordon S. Haight - George Eliot - 1968
* Winifred Gérin - Charlotte Brontë, The Evolution Of Genius - 1967
* Geoffrey Keynes - The Life Of William Harvey - 1966
* Mary Moorman - William Wordsworth, The Later Years 1803-1850 - 1965
* Elizabeth Longford - Victoria R.I. - 1964
* Georgina Battiscome - John Keble: A Study In Limitations - 1963
Meriol Trevor - Newman: The Pillar And The Cloud and Newman: Light In Winter - 1962
* M. K. Ashby - Joseph Ashby Of Tysoe - 1961
* Canon Adam Fox - The Life Of Dean Inge - 1960

1950 - 1959

* Christopher Hassall - Edward Marsh - 1959
* Joyce Hemlow - The History Of Fanny Burney - 1958
* Maurice Cranston - Life Of John Locke - 1957
* St John Greer Ervine - George Bernard Shaw - 1956
* R. W. Ketton-Cremer - Thomas Gray - 1955
* Keith Feiling - Warren Hastings - 1954
* Carola Oman - Sir John Moore - 1953
* G. M. Young - Stanley Baldwin - 1952
* Noel G. Annan - Leslie Stephen - 1951
* Mrs Cecil Woodham-Smith - Florence Nightingale - 1950

1940 - 1949

* John Connell - W. E. Henley - 1949
* Percy A. Scholes - The Great Dr Burney - 1948
* C. C. E. Raven - English Naturalists From Neckham To Ray - 1947
* R. Aldington - Wellington - 1946
* D. S. MacColl - Philip Wilson Steer - 1945
* C. V. Wedgwood - William The Silent - 1944
* G. G. Coulton - Fourscore Years - 1943
Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede. Henry Ponsonby: Queen Victoria's Private Secretary - 1942
* John Gore - King George V - 1941
* Hilda F. M. Prescott - Spanish Tudor - 1940

1930 - 1939

* David C. Douglas - English Scholars - 1939
* Sir Edmund Chambers - Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1938
* Lord Eustace Percy - John Knox - 1937
Edward Sackville West. A Flame In Sunlight: Life And Work Of Thomas de Quincey - 1936
* R. W. Chambers - Thomas More - 1935
* J. E. Neale - Queen Elizabeth - 1934
* Violet Clifton - The Book Of Talbot - 1933
* Stephen Gwynn - The Life Of Mary Kingsley - 1932
* J. Y. R. Greig - David Hume - 1931
* Francis Yeats Brown - Lives Of A Bengal Lancer - 1930

1919 - 1929

* Lord David Cecil - The Stricken Deer: Or The Life Of Cowper - 1929
* John Buchan - Montrose - 1928
* H. A. L. Fisher - James Bryce, Viscount Bryce Of Dechmont, O.M. - 1927
* Rev. Dr H. B. Workman - John Wyclif: A Study Of The English Medieval Church - 1926
* Geoffrey Scott - The Portrait Of Zelide - 1925
* Rev. William Wilson - The House Of Airlie - 1924
* Sir Ronald Ross - Memoirs, Etc - 1923
* Percy Lubbock - Earlham - 1922
* Lytton Strachey - Queen Victoria - 1921
* G. M. Trevelyan - Lord Grey Of The Reform Bill - 1920
* H. Festing Jones - Samuel Butler, Author Of Erewhon (1835-1902) - A Memoir - 1919

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel (2010)

From Crime Watch accessed 8/17/10

Three authors have been named to the shortlist for the inaugural Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, which honors the best crime, mystery or thriller novel written by a New Zealand citizen or resident and published in New Zealand during 2009. The winner will be honored at the Press Christchurch Writers' Festival in September.

2010 finalists
Cut & Run by Alix Bosco
Burial by Neil Cross
Containment by Vanda Symon

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ambassador Book Award (1986-2010)

From Ambassador Book Awards, and Wikipedia  accessed 8/14/10

The Ambassador Book Award is awarded annually by the English Speaking Union. It recognizes important literary works that contribute to the understanding and interpretation of American life and culture. Winners of the award are considered literary ambassadors who provide, in the best contemporary English, an important window on America to the rest of the world. A panel of judges, currently chaired by author Maureen Howard, selects books out of new works in the fields of fiction, biography, autobiography, current affairs, American studies and poetry.

The award was established in 1986. Since then, winners have included books by such notable authors as Tom Wolfe (1988), Joan Didion (1988), Raymond Carver (1989), Gore Vidal (1989), John Cheever (1992), John Updike (1997), Don Delillo (1998), Philip Roth (1999), and Annie Proulx (2000).

2010 Winners
American Studies: The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: History of the End of the Cold War ; James Mann
American Studies: Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression ; Morris Dickstein
Biography and Autobiography: Louis D. Brandeis: A Life by Melvin Urofsky (Pantheon)
Fiction: Let the Great World Spin; Colum McCann
Poetry: Mercury Dressing; J. D. McClatchy(Alfred A. Knopf)
SPECIAL DISTINCTION AWARD: Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original; Robin D.G. Kelley (Free Press)

The winners of the 2009 English-Speaking Union Ambassador Book Awards for works best depicting American life and culture are:

American Studies: Christopher Benfey -- A Summer of Hummingbirds: Love, Art, and Scandal in the Intersecting Worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Heade
Current Affairs: Jane Mayer -- The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals
Fiction: Steven Millhauser -- Dangerous Laughter: Thirteen Stories
Poetry: Alan Shapiro, for Old War (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Biography and Autobiography: Donald Worster -- A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir
In addition, Toni Morrison won a special Ambassador Book Award for her books' "illumination of African-American experience."

American Studies - Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics, by Rebecca Solnit
Autobiography - Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties, by Robert Stone
Biography - Edith Wharton, by Hermione Lee
Fiction - The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid
Poetry - Blackbird and Wolf, by Henri Cole
Lifetime Achievement - John Ashbery

American Studies - The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, by Timothy Egan
Autobiography - The Afterlife: A Memoir, by Donald Antrim
Biography - The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher, by Debby Applegate
Current Affairs - Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, by Thomas E. Ricks
Fiction - The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel, by Amy Hempel
Poetry - Averno, by Louise Glück
Lifetime Achievement - Garry Wills

American Studies - A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America, by Stacy Schiff
Biography & Autobiography - American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, by Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin
Fiction - Liberation: A Novel, by Joanna Scott
Poetry - Migration, by W.S. Merwin

American Studies - Washington's Crossing, by David Hackett Fischer
Biography & Autobiography - De Kooning: An American Master, by Mark Stevens
Fiction - Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson
Poetry - Collected Poems, by Donald Justice

American Studies - They Marched into Sunlight, by David Maraniss
Biography & Autobiography - Hawthorne , A Life, by Brenda Wineapple
Fiction - The Time of Our Singing, by Richard Powers
Poetry - Robert Lowell: Collected Poems, edited by Frank Bidart & David Gewanter
Distinguished Achievement Award - Robert A. Caro

Fiction - Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides
American Studies - In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692, by Mary Beth Norton
Biography & Autobiography - Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War, by T. J. Stiles
Poetry - Springing, New and Selected Poems, by Marie Ponsot
Lifetime Achievement - Edmund S. Morgan

American Studies - Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution, by Diane McWhorter
Biography & Autobiography - John Adams, by David McCullough
Lifetime Achievement - Hortense Calisher
Fiction - Empire Falls, by Richard Russo
Poetry - The Darkness and the Light, by Anthony Hecht

American Studies - In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, by Nathaniel Philbrick
Biography & Autobiography - The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst, by David Nasaw
Lifetime Achievement - Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Fiction - Angel on the Roof: The Stories of Russell Banks, by Russell Banks
Poetry - American Poerty: The Twentieth Century, 2 vols., by Hass, Hollander, Kizer, Mackey, Perloff

American Studies - Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945, by David M. Kennedy
Biography & Autobiography - Morgan: American Financier, by Jean Strouse
Fiction - Close Range: Wyoming Stories, by Annie Proulx
Poetry - Vita Nova, by Louise Glück

American Studies - Slaves in the Family, by Edward Ball
Biography & Autobiography - N.C. Wyeth, by David Michaelis
Fiction - I Married a Communist, by Philip Roth
Poetry - The Collected Poems of Robert Penn Warren, by John Burt

American Studies - American Visions, by Robert Hughes
Autobiography - Burning the Days: Recollection, by James Salter
Biography - American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson, by Joseph Ellis
Fiction - Underworld, by Don DeLillo
Poetry - Black Zodiac, by Charles Wright

American Studies - Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West, by Stephen E. Ambrose
Biography & Autobiography - Taking on the World: Joseph and Stewart Alsop- Guardians of the American Century, by Robert W. Merry
Fiction - In the Beauty of the Lilies, by John Updike
Poetry - The Figured Wheel: New and Collected Poems, 1966 - 1996, by Robert Pinsky

American Studies - Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs and Declarations of Independence, by John Hockenberry
Biography & Autobiography - Walt Whitman's America: A Cultural Biography, by David S. Reynolds
Fiction - All the Days and Nights, by William Maxwell
Poetry - Atlantis, by Mark Doty

American Studies - Speak Now Against the Day: The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South, by John Egerton
Biography & Autobiography - No Ordinary Time Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Fiction - The Collected Stories, by Grace Paley
Poetry - Like Most Revelations, by Richard Howard

American Studies - Around the Cragged Hill A Personal and Political Philosophy, by George F. Kennan
Biography & Autobiography - W.E.B. Du Bois Biography of Race 1868-1919, by David Levering Lewis
Fiction - The Oracle at Stoneleigh Court, by Peter Taylor
Poetry - Tesserae & Other Poems, by John Hollander

American Arts & Letters - Up in the Old Hotel, by Joseph Mitchell
American Studies - Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Worlds That Remade America, by Gary Wills
Biography & Autobiography - Archibald MacLeish: An American Life, by Scott Donaldson
Fiction - Outerbridge Reach, by Robert Stone

American Arts & Letters - The Journals of John Cheever, by John Cheever
American Studies - The Crisis Years: Kennedy and Khrushchev : 1960 - 1963, by Michael S. Beschloss
Biography & Autobiography - Woodrow Wilson, by August Hecscher
Fiction - A Thousand Acres, by Jane Smiley

American Arts & Letters - The House of Barrymore, by Margot Peters
American Studies - A New York Life, by Brendan Gill
Biography & Autobiography - The House of Morgan, by Ron Chernow
Fiction - Killing Mr. Watson, by Peter Matthiessen

American Arts & Letters - The Writing Life, by Annie Dillard
American Studies - Among Schoolchildren, by Tracy Kidder
Biography & Autobiography - This Boy's Life: A Memoir, by Tobias Wolff
Fiction - Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, by Allan Gurganus

American Arts & Letters - At Home: Essays 1982-1988, by Gore Vidal
American Studies - A Bright Shining Lie John Paul Vann in Vietnam, by Neil Sheehan
Biography & Autobiography - Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-1963, by Taylor Branch
Fiction - Where I'm Calling From: New & Selected Stories, by Raymond Carver

American Arts & Letters - Collected Prose, by Robert Lowell
American Studies - Miami, by Joan Didion
Biography & Autobiography - Many Masks: A Life of Frank Lloyd Wright, by Brendan Gill
Fiction - The Bonfire of the Vanities, by Tom Wolfe

American Studies - Cities on a Hill: A Journey Through Contemporary American Cultures, by Frances FitzGerald
American Studies - The Cycles of American History, by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr
Biography & Autobiography - The Life of Langston Hughes, Volume I: 1902-1941: I, Too, Sing America, by Arnold Rampersad
Fiction - Roger's Version, by John Updike

Fiction - Lake Wobegon Days, by Garrison Keillor
Fiction - The Accidental Tourist, by Anne Tyler

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 – Wole 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

Friday, August 13, 2010

American Book Award, Before Columbus Foundation (1980-2008)

From American Booksellers Association and Before Columbus Foundation Awards accessed 8/13/10

2010 Awards
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers 
Digging: The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music by Amiri Baraka
and 10 more -- where are they listed?

2009 Awards
The American Book Award was established in 1978 by the Before Columbus Foundation. It seeks to recognize outstanding literary achievement by contemporary American authors, without restriction to race, sex, ethnic background, or genre. This should not be confused with the National Book Awards which operated under the same nomenclature, American Book Award, between 1980 and 1986 when both organizations gave out different awards under the same name.

Houston A. Baker, Jr., Betrayal: How Black Intellectuals Have Abandoned the Ideals of the Civil Right Era
Danit Brown, Ask for a Convertible
Jericho Brown, Please (New Issues Poetry & Prose)
José Antonio Burciaga, The Last Supper of Chicano Heroes: Selected Works of José Antonio Burciaga, edited by Mimi R. Gladstein and Daniel Chacón (University of Arizona Press)
Claire Hope Cummings, Uncertain Peril: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Seeds
Stella Pope Duarte, If I Die in Juarez (The University of Arizona Press)
Linda Gregg, All of It Singing: New and Selected Poems (Graywolf Press)
Suheir Hammad, Breaking Poems (Cypher Books)
Richard Holmes, The Age of Wonder (Pantheon Books)
George E. Lewis, A Power Stronger than Itself: The A.A.C.M. and American Experimental Music
Patricia Santana, Ghosts of El Grullo (University of New Mexico Press)
Jack Spicer, My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer
Lifetime Achievement Award: Miguel Algarin

Winners of the American Book Award

* 1980 – Douglas Woolf for Future preconditional: A collection
* 1980 – Edward Dorn for Hello, La Jolla
* 1980 – Jayne Cortez for Mouth on Paper
* 1980 – Leslie Marmon Silko for Ceremony
* 1980 – Mei-mei Berssenbrugge for Random Possession
* 1980 – Milton Murayama for All I Asking for Is My Body
* 1980 – Quincy Troupe for Snake Back Solos
* 1980 – Rudolfo Anaya for Tortuga: A Novel
* 1981 – Alta for Shameless Hussy
* 1981 – Alan Chong Lau for Songs for Jadina
* 1981 – Bienvenido N. Santos for Scent of Apples: A Collection of Stories
* 1981 – Helen Adam for Turn Again to Me & Other Poems
* 1981 – Lionel Mitchell for Traveling Light
* 1981 – Miguel Algarín for On Call
* 1981 – Nicholasa Mohr for Felita
* 1981 – Peter Blue Cloud for Back Then Tomorrow
* 1981 – Robert Kelly for The Time of Voice: Poems 1994-1996
* 1981 – Rose Drachler for The Choice
* 1981 – Susan Howe for The Liberties
* 1981 – Toni Cade Bambara for The Salt Eaters
* 1982 – Al Young for Bodies and Soul
* 1982 – Duane Niatum for Songs for the Harvester of Dreams: Poems
* 1982 – E. L. Mayo for Collected Poems E L Mayo
* 1982 – Frank Chin for Chickencoop Chinaman and the Year of the Dragon
* 1982 – Hilton Obenzinger for This Passover or the next, I will never be in Jerusalem
* 1982 – Him Mark Lai, Genny Lim, Judy Yung for Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, 1910-1940
* 1982 – Jerome Rothenberg for Pre-Faces and Other Writings
* 1982 – Joyce Carol Thomas for Marked by Fire
* 1982 – Leroy Quintana for Paper Dance: 55 Latino Poets
* 1982 – Lorna Dee Cervantes for Emplumada
* 1982 – Ronald Phillip Tanaka for The Shino Suite: Japanese-American Poetry
* 1982 – Russell Banks for Book of Jamaica
* 1982 – Tato Laviera for Enclave
* 1983 – Barbara Christian for Black Women Novelists: The Development of a Tradition, 1892-1976
* 1983 – Cecilia Liang for Chinese Folk Poetry
* 1983 – Evangelina Vigil for Thirty: An Seen a Lot
* 1983 – Harriet Rohmer for Legend of Food Mountain: LA Montana Del Alimento
* 1983 – James D. Houston for Californians: Searching for the Golden State
* 1983 – Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn for Pet food & tropical apparitions
* 1983 – John A. Williams for Click Song: A Novel
* 1983 – Joy Kogawa for Obasan
* 1983 – Judy Grahn for The Queen of Wands: Poetry
* 1983 – Nash Candelaria for Not by the Sword
* 1983 – Peter Guralnick for Lost Highway: Journeys and Arrivals of American Musicians
* 1983 – Sean O Tuama for An Duanaire Sixteen Hundred to Nineteen Hundred: Poems of the Dispossessed
* 1984 – Cecil Brown for Days Without Weather
* 1984 – Gary Snyder for Axe Handles: Poems
* 1984 – Howard Schwartz, Mark Podwal for The Captive Soul of the Messiah: New Tales About Reb Nachman
* 1984 – Imamu Amiri Baraka for Anthology of African American Women: Confirmation Men
* 1984 – Jesús Colón for A Puerto Rican in New York, and Other Sketches
* 1984 – Joseph Bruchac for Breaking Silence: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian-American Poets
* 1984 – Maurice Kenny for The Mama Poems
* 1984 – Mei-mei Berssenbrugge for The heat bird
* 1984 – Miné Okubo for Citizen 13660
* 1984 – Paule Marshall for Praisesong for the Widow
* 1984 – Ruthanne Lum McCunn, You-shan Tang, Ellen Lai-shan Yeung for Pie-Biter
* 1984 – Thomas McGrath for Echoes inside the labyrinth
* 1984 – Venkatesh Kulkarni for Naked in Deccan
* 1984 – William J. Kennedy for O Albany!
* 1985 – Angela Jackson for Solo in the Box Car Third Floor E
* 1985 – Arnold Genthe, John Kuo Wei Tchen for Genthe's Photographs of San Francisco's Old Chinatown
* 1985 – Colleen J. McElroy for Queen of the Ebony Isles
* 1985 – Gary Soto for Living Up The Street
* 1985 – Peter Irons for Justice at War
* 1985 – Keiho Soga, Taisanboku Mori, Sojin Takei, Muin Pzaki for Poets Behind Barbed Wire
* 1985 – Louise Erdrich for Love Medicine: A Novel
* 1985 – Maureen Owen for Amelia Earhart
* 1985 – May Sarton for At Seventy: A Journal
* 1985 – Robert Edward Duncan for Ground Work: Before the War
* 1985 – Ron Jones for Say Ray
* 1985 – Sandra Cisneros for The House on Mango Street
* 1985 – Sonia Sanchez for Homegirls and Handgrenades
* 1985 – William Oandasan for Round Valley Songs
* 1986 – Anna Lee Walters for The Sun Is Not Merciful: Short Stories
* 1986 – Cherrie Moraga, Gloria Anzaldua for This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color
* 1986 – Helen Barolini for The Dream Book: An Anthology of Writing by Italian American Women
* 1986 – Jeff Hannusch for I Hear You Knockin : The Sound of New Orleans Rhythm and Blues
* 1986 – Linda Hogan for Seeing Through the Sun
* 1986 – Miguel Algarin for Time's Now/Ya Es Tiempo
* 1986 – Natasha Borovsky for A Daughter of the Nobility
* 1986 – Raymond Federman for Smiles on Washington Square: A Love Story of Sorts
* 1986 – Susan Howe for My Emily Dickinson
* 1986 – Terence Winch for Irish Musicians/American Friends
* 1986 – Toshio Mori for Yokohama, California
* 1987 – Ai for SIN
* 1987 – Ana Castillo for The Mixquiahuala Letters
* 1987 – Cyn Zarco for Circumnavigations
* 1987 – Daniel McGuire for Portrait of Little Boy in darkness
* 1987 – Dorothy Bryant for Confessions of Madame Psyche: Memoirs and Letters of Mei-Li Murrow
* 1987 – Etheridge Knight for The Essential Etheridge Knight
* 1987 – Gary Giddins for Celebrating Bird: The Triumph Of Charlie Parker
* 1987 – Harvey Pekar for The New American Splendor Anthology: From Off the Streets of Cleveland
* 1987 – James Welch for Fools Crow
* 1987 – John Wieners for Selected Poems: 1958-1984
* 1987 – Juan Felipe Herrera for Face Games
* 1987 – Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum for liberazione della donna: feminism in Italy
* 1987 – Michael Mayo for Practicing Angels: A Contemporary Anthology of San Francisco Bay Area Poetry
* 1987 – Septima Poinsette Clark, Cynthia Stokes Brown for Ready from Within: A First Person Narrative
* 1987 – Terry McMillan for Mama
* 1988 – Allison Blakely for Russia and the Negro: Blacks in Russian History and Thought
* 1988 – Charles Olson for The Collected Poems of Charles Olson: Excluding the Maximus Poems
* 1988 – Daisy Bates for The Long Shadow of Little Rock: A Memoir
* 1988 – David Halberstam for The Reckoning
* 1988 – Edward Sanders for Thirsting for Peace in a Raging Century: Poems 1961-1985
* 1988 – Gerald Vizenor for Griever: An American Monkey King in China
* 1988 – Jimmy Santiago Baca for Martin & Meditations on the South Valley
* 1988 – Kesho Y. Scott, Cherry Muhanji, Egyirba High for Tight Spaces
* 1988 – Marlon K. Hom for Songs of Gold Mountain: Cantonese Rhymes from San Francisco Chinatown
* 1988 – Opal Whiteley for The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow: The Mystical Nature Diary of Opal Whiteley
* 1988 – Ronald Sukenick for Down and in: Life in the Underground
* 1988 – Salvatore LA Puma for The Boys of Bensonhurst
* 1988 – Toni Morrison for Beloved
* 1988 – Wing Tek Lum, Tek Lum Lum for Expounding the Doubtful Points
* 1989 – Alma Luz Villanueva for The Ultraviolet Sky
* 1989 – Askia M. Toure for From the Pyramids to the Projects: Poems of Genocide and Resistance!
* 1989 – Audre Lorde for A Burst of Light
* 1989 – Carolyn Lau for Wode Shuofa: My Way of Speaking
* 1989 – Emory Elliott for Columbia Literary History of the United States
* 1989 – Eduardo Galeano for Genesis
* 1989 – Frank Chin for The Chinaman Pacific & Frisco R.R. Co.
* 1989 – Henry Louis Gates for The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of Afro-American Literary Criticism
* 1989 – Isabel Allende for Eva Luna
* 1989 – J. California Cooper for Homemade Love
* 1989 – Jennifer Stone for Stone's Throw
* 1989 – Josephine Gattuso Hendin for The Right Thing to Do
* 1989 – Leslie Scalapino for way
* 1989 – Shuntaro Tanikawa for Floating the River in Melancholy
* 1989 – Charles Fanning for The Exiles of Erin: Nineteenth-Century Irish-American Fiction
* 1989 – William Minoru Hohri for Repairing America: An Account of the Movement for Japanese American Redress
* 1990 – Adrienne Kennedy for People Who Led to My Plays
* 1990 – Barbara Grizzuti Harrison for Italian Days
* 1990 – Elizabeth Woody for Hand into Stone: Poems
* 1990 – Hualing Nieh for Mulberry and Peach: Two Women of China
* 1990 – Itabari Njeri for Every Good-Bye Ain't Gone
* 1990 – James M. Freeman for Hearts of Sorrow: Vietnamese-American Lives
* 1990 – John C. Walter, J. Raymond Jones for The Harlem Fox: J. Raymond Jones and Tammany, 1920-1970
* 1990 – John Norton for Light at the End of the Bog
* 1990 – Jose Emilio Gonzalez for Vivar a Hostos
* 1990 – Sergei Kan for Symbolic Immortality: The Tlingit Potlatch of the Nineteenth Century
* 1990 – Lloyd A. Thompson for Romans and Blacks
* 1990 – Martin Bernal for Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization
* 1990 – Michelle T. Clinton, Sesshu Foster for Invocation L.A.: Urban Multicultural Poetry
* 1990 – Miles Davis for Miles
* 1990 – Paula Gunn Allen for Spider Woman's Granddaughters: Traditional Tales and Contemporary Writing by Native American Women
* 1990 – Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Mayumi Tsutakawa, Margarita Donnelly for The Forbidden Stitch: An Asian American Women's Anthology
* 1990 – Daniela Gioseffi for Women on War (Essential Voices for the Nuclear Age)
* 1991 – Alejandro Murguía for Southern Front
* 1991 – Bell Hooks for Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics
* 1991 – Bruce Wright for Black Robes, White Justice: Why Our Legal System Doesn't Work for Blacks
* 1991 – Charley Trujillo for Soldados: Chicanos in Viet Nam
* 1991 – D. H. Melhem for Heroism in the New Black Poetry: Introductions & Interviews
* 1991 – Deborah Keenan for Looking for Home: Women Writing About Exile
* 1991 – Jessica Hagedorn for Dogeaters
* 1991 – John Edgar Wideman for Philadelphia Fire: A Novel
* 1991 – Joy Harjo for In Mad Love and War
* 1991 – Karen Tei Yamashita for Through the Arc of the Rain Forest
* 1991 – Lucia Berlin for Homesick: New and Selected Stories
* 1991 – Mary Crow Dog for Lakota Woman
* 1991 – Meridel Le Sueur for Harvest Song: Collected Essays and Stories
* 1991 – Mill Hunk Herald Collective for Overtime: Punchin' Out With the Mill Hunk Herald Magazine
* 1991 – Nora Marks Dauenhauer, Richard Dauenhauer for Haa Tuwunaagu Yis, for Healing Our Spirit: Tlingit Oratory
* 1991 – R. Baxter Miller for The Art and Imagination of Langston Hughes
* 1991 – Thomas Centolella for Terra Firma
* 1992 – A'Lelia Perry Bundles for Madam C.J. Walker
* 1992 – Art Spiegelman for The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale
* 1992 – Benjamin Alire Saenz for Calendar of Dust
* 1992 – Donna J. Haraway for Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature
* 1992 – Fritjof Capra for Belonging to the universe: Explorations on the frontiers of science and spirituality
* 1992 – Jose Antonio Burciaga for Undocumented Love/Amor Indocumentado: A Personal Anthology of Poetry
* 1992 – Keith Gilyard for Voices of the Self: A Study of Language Competence
* 1992 – Lucy Thompson for To the American Indian: Reminiscences of a Yurok Woman
* 1992 – Norma Field for In the Realm of a Dying Emperor: Japan at Century's End
* 1992 – Peter Bacho for Cebu
* 1992 – Peter Kalifornsky for Dena'ina Legacy: K'tl'egh'i Sukdu: The Collected Writings of Peter Kalifornsky
* 1992 – Raymond Andrews for Jessie and Jesus and Cousin Claire
* 1992 – Sandra Scofield for Beyond Deserving
* 1992 – Sheila Hamanaka for Journey
* 1992 – Stephen R. Fox for The Unknown Internment: An Oral History of the Relocation of Italian Americans During World War II
* 1992 – Steven R. Carter for Hansberry's Drama: Commitment Amid Complexity,
* 1992 – Verlyn Klinkenborg for The Last Fine Time
* 1992 – William B. Branch, Amiri Baraka, August Wilson for Black Thunder: An Anthology of African-American Drama
* 1993 – Asake Bomani, Belvie Rooks for Paris Connections: African American Artists in Paris
* 1993 – Christopher Mogil, Peter Woodrow for We Gave Away a Fortune
* 1993 – Cornel West for Prophetic Thought in Postmodern Times
* 1993 – Denise Giardina for Unquiet Earth
* 1993 – Diane Glancy for Claiming Breath
* 1993 – Eugene B. Redmond for The Eye in the Ceiling
* 1993 – Francisco X. Alarcon for Snake Poems
* 1993 – Gerald Graff for Beyond the Culture Wars: How Teaching the Conflicts Can Revitalize American Education
* 1993 – Jack Beatty for The Rascal King: The Life and Times of James Michael Curley
* 1993 – Leroy V. Quintana for The History of Home
* 1993 – Katherine Peter for Neets'aii Gwiindaii: Living in the Chandalar Country
* 1993 – Nelson George for Elevating the Game: Black Men and Basketball
* 1993 – Ninotchka Rosca for Twice Blessed: A Novel
* 1994 – Giose Rimanelli for Benedetta in Guysterland
* 1994 – Eric Drooker for Flood!: A Novel in Pictures
* 1994 – Graciela Limon for In Search of Bernabe
* 1994 – Gregory J. Reed for Economic Empowerment Through the Church
* 1994 – Janet Campbell Hale for Bloodlines: Odyssey of a Native Daughter
* 1994 – Jill Nelson for Volunteer Slavery: My Authentic Negro Experience
* 1994 – Lawson Fusao Inada for Legends from Camp
* 1994 – Nicole Blackman for Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe
* 1994 – Paul Gilroy for The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double-Consciousness
* 1994 – Ronald Takaki for A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America
* 1994 – Rose L. Glickman for Daughters of Feminists
* 1994 – Tino Villanueva for Scene from the Movie GIANT
* 1994 – Virginia L. Kroll for Wood-Hoopoe Willie
* 1995 – Abraham Rodriguez for Spidertown: A Novel
* 1995 – Herb Boyd, Robert L. Allen for Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America--An Anthology
* 1995 – Denise Chavez for Face of an Angel
* 1995 – John Egerton for Speak Now Against the Day: The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South
* 1995 – John Ross for Rebellion from the Roots: Indian Uprising in Chiapas
* 1995 – Thomas Avena for Life Sentences: Writers, Artists, and AIDS
* 1995 – Linda Raymond for Rocking the Babies: A Novel
* 1995 – Li-Young Lee for The Winged Seed: A Remembrance
* 1995 – Marianna De Marco Torgovnick for Crossing Ocean Parkway
* 1995 – Marnie Mueller for Green Fires: Assault on Eden: A Novel of the Ecuadorian Rainforest
* 1995 – Peter Quinn for Banished Children of Eve, A Novel of Civil War New York
* 1995 – Sandra Martz for I Am Becoming the Woman I've Wanted
* 1995 – Gordon Henry Jr. for The Light People
* 1995 – Tricia Rose for Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America
* 1996 – Agate Nesaule for A Woman in Amber: Healing the Trauma of War and Exile
* 1996 – Arthur Sze for Archipelago
* 1996 – Chang-Rae Lee for Native Speaker
* 1996 – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni for Arranged Marriage
* 1996 – E.J. Miller Laino for Girl Hurt
* 1996 – Glenn C. Loury for One by One from the Inside Out: Race and Responsibility in America
* 1996 – James W. Loewen for Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
* 1996 – Joe Sacco, Edward Said for Palestine
* 1996 – Kimiko Hahn for Unbearable Heart, The
* 1996 – Maria Espinosa for Longing
* 1996 – Robert Viscusi for Astoria
* 1996 – Sherman Alexie for Reservation Blues
* 1996 – Ron Sakolsky, Fred Weihan Ho for Sounding Off!: Music as Resistance / Rebellion / Revolution
* 1996 – Stephanie Cowell for The Physician of London: The Second Part of the Seventeenth-Century Trilogy of Nicholas Cooke
* 1996 – William H. Gass for The Tunnel
* 1997 – Alurista for Et Tu ... Raza
* 1997 – Derrick Bell for Gospel Choirs: Psalms Of Survival In An Alien Land Called Home
* 1997 – Dorothy Barresi for The Post-Rapture Diner
* 1997 – Guillermo Gomez-Pena for The New World Border: Prophecies, Poems, and Loqueras for the End of the Century
* 1997 – Louis Owens for Nightland
* 1997 – Martin Espada for Imagine the Angels of Bread: Poems
* 1997 – Montserrat Fontes for Dreams of the Centaur: A Novel
* 1997 – Noel Ignatiev for Race Traitor
* 1997 – Shirley Geok-lin Lim for Among the White Moon Faces: An Asian-American Memoir of Homelands
* 1997 – Sunaina Maira for Contours of the Heart: South Asians Map North America
* 1997 – Thulani Davis for Maker of Saints
* 1997 – Tom De Haven for Derby Dugan's Depression Funnies: A Novel
* 1997 – William M. Banks for Black Intellectuals: Race and Responsibility in American Life
* 1997 – Brenda Knight for Women of the Beat Generation: The Writers, Artists and Muses at the Heart of a Revolution
* 1998 – Allison Adelle Hedge Coke for Dog Road Woman
* 1998 – Angela Y. Davis for Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday
* 1998 – Brenda Marie Osbey for All Saints: New and Selected Poems
* 1998 – Don DeLillo for Underworld
* 1998 – Jim Barnes for On Native Ground: Memoirs and Impressions
* 1998 – John A. Williams for Safari West: Poems
* 1998 – Nancy Rawles for Love Like Gumbo
* 1998 – Nora Okja Keller for Comfort Woman
* 1998 – Sandra Benitez for Bitter Grounds: A Novel
* 1998 – Scott DeVeaux for The Birth of Bebop: A Social and Musical History
* 1998 – Thomas Lynch for The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade
* 1999 – Alice McDermott for Charming Billy
* 1999 – Anna Linzer for Ghost Dancing
* 1999 – Brian Ward for Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues, Black Consciousness, and Race Relations
* 1999 – Chiori Santiago for Home to Medicine Mountain
* 1999 – E. Donald Two-Rivers for Survivor's Medicine: Short Stories
* 1999 – Edwidge Danticat for The Farming of Bones
* 1999 – Judith Roche, Meg McHutchison for First Fish, First People: Salmon Tales of the North Pacific Rim
* 1999 – Gioia Timpanelli for Sometimes the Soul: Two Novellas of Sicily
* 1999 – Gloria Naylor for The Men of Brewster Place: A Novel
* 1999 – James D. Houston for The Last Paradise
* 1999 – Jerry Lipka, Gerald V. Mohatt, Ciulistet Group for Transforming the Culture of Schools: Yup¡k Eskimo Examples
* 1999 – Trey Ellis for Right Here, Right Now
* 1999 – Josip Novakovich for Salvation and Other Disasters
* 1999 – Lauro Flores for The Floating Borderlands: Twenty-Five Years of U.S. Hispanic Literature
* 1999 – Luís Alberto Urrea for Nobody's Son: Notes from an American Life
* 1999 – Nelson George for Hip Hop America: Hip Hop and the Molding of Black Generation X
* 1999 – Speer Morgan for The Freshour Cylinders
* 1999 – Gary Gach for What Book!?: Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop
* 2000 – Allan J. Ryan for The Trickster Shift: Humour and Irony in Contemporary Native Art
* 2000 – Andrés Montoya for The Ice Wosrkers Sings and Other Poem
* 2000 – Camille Peri, Kate Moses for Mothers Who Think: Tales of Real-Life Parenthood
* 2000 – David A. J. Richards for Italian American: The Racializing of an Ethnic Identity
* 2000 – David Toop for Exotica
* 2000 – Elva Trevino Hart for Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child
* 2000 – Emil Guillermo for Amok: Essays from an Asian American Perspective; With an Introduction by Ishmael Reed
* 2000 – Frank Chin for The Chinaman Pacific & Frisco R.R. Co.
* 2000 – Helen Thomas for Front Row at the White House : My Life and Times
* 2000 – Janisse Ray for Ecology of a Cracker Childhood
* 2000 – John Russell Rickford, Russell John Rickford for Spoken Soul: The Story of Black English
* 2000 – Leroy TeCube for Year in Nam: A Native American Soldier's Story
* 2000 – Lois-Ann Yamanaka for Heads By Harry
* 2000 – Michael Lally for It's Not Nostalgia: Poetry & Prose
* 2000 – Michael Patrick MacDonald for All Souls: A Family Story from Southie
* 2000 – Rahna Reiko Rizzuto for Why She Left Us: A Novel
* 2000 – Robert Creeley for The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley, 1975-2005
* 2001 – Amanda J. Cobb for Listening to Our Grandmothers' Stories: The Bloomfield Academy for Chickasaw Females, 1852-1949
* 2001 – Andrea Dworkin for Scapegoat: The Jews, Israel, and Women's Liberation
* 2001 – Carolyne Wright for Seasons of Mangoes and Brainfire
* 2001 – Chalmers Johnson for Blowback, Second Edition: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire
* 2001 – Cheri Register for Packinghouse Daughter: A Memoir
* 2001 – Chris Ware for Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
* 2001 – Diana Garcia for When Living Was a Labor Camp
* 2001 – Elizabeth Nunez for Bruised Hibiscus
* 2001 – Janet McAdams for Island of Lost Luggage
* 2001 – Philip Whalen for Overtime: Selected Poems
* 2001 – Russell C. Leong for Phoenix Eyes and Other Stories
* 2001 – Sandra M. Gilbert for Kissing the Bread: New and Selected Poems, 1969-1999
* 2001 – Ted Joans for Teducation
* 2001 – Tillie Olsen for Silences
* 2001 – William S. Penn for Killing Time With Strangers
* 2002 – Aaron Abeyta for Colcha
* 2002 – Al Young for The Sound of Dreams Remembered: Poems, 1990-2000
* 2002 – Alex Kuo for Lipstick and Other Stories
* 2002 – Dana Gioia for Interrogations at Noon
* 2002 – Donald Phelps for Reading the Funnies : Looking at Great Cartoonists Throughout the First Half of the 20th Century
* 2002 – Gloria Frym for Homeless at Home
* 2002 – Jack Hirschman for Front Lines
* 2002 – Jessel Miller for Angels in the Vineyards
* 2002 – LeAnne Howe for Shell Shaker
* 2002 – Lerone Bennett for Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream
* 2002 – Michael N. Nagler for Is There No Other Way? The Search for a Nonviolent Future
* 2002 – Rilla Askew for Fire in Beulah
* 2002 – Susanne Antonetta for Body Toxic: An Environmental Memoir
* 2002 – Tananarive Due for The Living Blood
* 2003 – Alejandro Murguía for This War Called Love
* 2003 – Daniel Ellsberg for Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers
* 2003 – Debra Magpie Earling for Perma Red
* 2003 – Eric Porter for What Is This Thing Called Jazz?: African American Musicians as Artists, Critics, and Activists
* 2003 – Igor Krupnik for Akuzilleput Igaqullghet Our Words Put to Paper Sourcebook in St. Lawrence Island Yupik Heritage and History
* 2003 – Jack Newfield for The Full Rudy: The Man, the Myth, the Mania
* 2003 – Jewell Parker Rhodes for Douglass' Women : A Novel
* 2003 – Joseph Papaleo for Italian Stories
* 2003 – Kevin Baker for Paradise Alley
* 2003 – Rachel Simon for Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey
* 2003 – Rick Heide for Under the Fifth Sun: Latino Literature from California
* 2003 – Velma Wallis for Raising Ourselves: A Gwich'in Coming of Age Story from the Yukon River
* 2004 – A. Robert Lee for Multicultural American Literature: Comparative Black, Native, Latino/a and Asian American Fictions
* 2004 – Charisse Jones, Kumea Shorter-Gooden for Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America
* 2004 – David Cole for Enemy Aliens: Double Standards And Constitutional Freedoms In The War On Terrorism
* 2004 – Diana Abu-Jaber for Crescent: A Novel
* 2004 – Diane Sher Lutovich for What I Stole
* 2004 – Kristin Hunter Lattany for Breaking Away
* 2004 – Michael Walsh for And All the Saints
* 2004 – Renato Rosaldo for Prayer to Spider Woman / Rezo a la Mujer Araa
* 2004 – Ruth L. Ozeki for All Over Creation
* 2004 – Scott Saul for Freedom Is, Freedom Ain't: Jazz and the Making of the Sixties
* 2005 – Alisha S. Drabek for The Red Cedar of Afognak, A Driftwood Journey
* 2005 – Bernard W. Bell for The Contemporary African American Novel: Its Folk Roots And Modern Literary Branches
* 2005 – Don Lee for Country of Origin: A Novel
* 2005 – Don West, Jeff Biggers, George Brosi for No Lonesome Road: Selected Prose and Poems
* 2005 – Hiroshi Kashiwagi for Swimming in the American: A Memoir And Selected Writings
* 2005 – Jeff Chang, D.J. Kool Herc for Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation
* 2005 – Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy
* 2005 – Julie Chibbaro for Redemption
* 2005 – Lamont B. Steptoe for A Long Movie of Shadows
* 2005 – Ralph M. Flores for The Horse in the Kitchen: Stories of a Mexican-American Family
* 2005 – Richard A. Clarke for Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror
* 2005 – Cecelie Berry for Rise Up Singing: Black Women Writers on Motherhood
* 2006 – Carlton T. Spiller for Scalding Heart
* 2006 – Darryl Dickson-Carr for The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction
* 2006 – David P. Diaz for The White Tortilla: Reflections of a Second -Generation Mexican - American
* 2006 – Doris Seale for A Broken Flute: The Native Experience in Books for Children
* 2006 – Jay Wright for Transfigurations: Collected Poems
* 2006 – Josh Kun for Audiotopia: Music, Race, and America
* 2006 – Kevin J. Mullen for The Toughest Gang in Town: Police Stories from Old San Francisco
* 2006 – Mackenzie Bezos for The Testing of Luther Albright: A Novel
* 2006 – Matt Briggs for Shoot the Buffalo
* 2006 – Matthew Shenoda for Somewhere Else
* 2006 – P. Lewis for Nate
* 2006 – Peter Metcalfe for Gumboot Determination: The Story of the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
* 2006 – Thomas Ferraro for Feeling Italian: The Art of Ethnicity in America
* 2006 – Tim Z. Hernandez for Skin Tax
* 2007 – Daniel Cassidy for How the Irish Invented Slang: The Secret Language of the Crossroads
* 2007 – Ernestine Hayes for Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir
* 2007 – Gary Panter for Jimbo's Inferno
* 2007 – Jeffrey F. L. Partridge for Beyond Literary Chinatown
* 2007 – Judith Roche for Wisdom of the Body
* 2007 – Kali Vanbaale for The Space Between
* 2007 – Michael Eric Dyson for Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster
* 2007 – Patricia Klindienst for The Earth Knows My Name: Food, Culture, and Sustainability in the Gardens of Ethnic America
* 2007 – Reyna Grande for Across a Hundred Mountains: A Novel
* 2007 – Rigoberto Gonzalez for Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa
* 2008 – Moustafa Bayoumi for How Does It Feel to Be a Problem Being Young and Arab in America
* 2008 – Douglas A. Blackmon for Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
* 2008 – Nora Marks Dauenhauer, Richard Dauenhauer, and Lydia T. Black, and Anóoshi Lingít Aaní Ká for Russians in Tlingit America: The Battles of Sitka, 1802 And 1804
* 2008 – Maria Mazziotti Gillan for All That Lies Between Us
* 2008 – Nikki Giovanni for The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni: 1968-1998
* 2008 – C.S. Giscombe for Prairie Style
* 2008 – Angela Jackson for Where I Must Go: A Novel
* 2008 – L. Luis Lopez for Each Month I Sing
* 2008 – Tom Lutz for Doing Nothing: A History of Loafers, Loungers, Slackers, and Bums in America
* 2008 – Fae Myenne Ng for Steer Toward Rock
* 2008 – Yuko Taniguchi for The Ocean in the Closet
* 2008 – Lorenzo Thomas, Aldon Lynn Nielsen, editor for Don't Deny My Name: Words and Music and the Black Intellectual Tradition
* 2008 – Frank B. Wilderson III for Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid
* 2008 – Jonathan Curiel for Al’ America: Travels Through America’s Arab and Islamic Roots
* 2008 – J.J. Phillips, Author of Mojo Hand: An Orphic Tale(Lifetime Achievement Award)