AANM Bookaward

About the Arab American Book Award

The Arab American Book Award encourages the publication and excellence of books that preserve and advance the understanding, knowledge, and resources of the Arab American community by celebrating the thoughts and lives of Arab Americans. The purpose of the Award is to inspire authors, educate readers, and foster a respect and understanding of Arab American culture.

Winners and honorable mentions are presented annually in these categories:

· Adult Non-Fiction (The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award)
· Adult Fiction
· Poetry (The George Ellenbogen Poetry Award)
· Children/Young Adult, Fiction or Non-Fiction

Nominations for the 2015 Awards (honoring books published in 2014) will begin in December. Check this site in fall 2014 for information about the criteria and submission process.

2014 Arab American Book Award

Click HERE to read the full list of 2014 award winners and honorable mentions.

Past Arab American Book Award Winners

To view lists of past winners, click on the years below.



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