Congratulations to Miriam Bird Greenberg, whose book In the Volcano's Mouth won the 2017 Bob Bush Memorial Award for Best First Book of Poetry from the Texas Institiute of Letters.
Congratulations to William Wall, winner of the 2017 Drue Heinz Literature Prize for his short story collection The Islands, which will be published by University of Pittsburgh Press in Fall 2017. Read the Press Release.
Congratulations to Tace Hedrick, whose book Chica Lit was named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2016 by ALA-Choice.
Congratulations to Nate Marshall, winner of the 2017 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award (poetry category) for his collection Wild Hundreds.
Read the GLCA press release.
Congratulations to Ivo and Slavko Godstein, whose book The Holocaust in Croatia was a finalist for the 2016 National Jewish Book Award (Holocaust category).
Congratulations to Erin Adair-Hodges of Albuquerque, New Mexico, winner of the 2016 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize for her collection, Let’s All Die Happy. It will be published next fall by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Read the Press Release.
Congratulations to Rachel Tzvia Back, translator of In the Illuminated Dark: Selected Poems of Tuvia Ruebner, winner of the prestigious Risa Domb/Porjes Hebrew-English Translation Prize. The triennial award is sponsored by the Porjes Trust and administered by the Jewish Book Council, in association with the Society of Authors and the Times Literary Supplement. It includes a cash award of $2500.
Congratulations to Michael David-Fox, who was awarded the fifth annual Historia Nova Prize for Best Book on Russian Intellectual and Cultural History for Crossing Borders: Modernity, Ideology, and Culture in Russia and the Soviet Union. The award was established in 2012 by the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation and Academic Studies Press.