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

Nominate a Book for the 2014 Arab American Book Award

We are now accepting submissions for the next Arab American Book Award, honoring books published in 2013. The deadline to submit a book for consideration is February 15, 2014. Winners will be announced in late spring 2014.

· 2014 Criteria and Submission Form

2013 Arab American Book Award


Click HERE to read the full list of 2013 award winners and honorable mentions.

Click HERE to see photos from the award ceremony, held at the Arab American National Museum on November 2, 2013.

Watch a short video about the impact of Dr. Alixa Naff, the 2013 Lifetime Achievement honoree, shown during the ceremony.

Past Arab American Book Award Winners

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


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