Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 American Book Awards broadcast on C-SPAN BookTV

The Before Columbus Foundation presents the winners of the 35th annual American Book Awards. This year’s winners are Andrew Bacevich, Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country; Joshua Bloom and Waldo Martin, Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party; Juan Delgado and Thomas McGovern, Vital Signs; Alex Espinoza, The Five Acts of Diego Leon: A Novel; Jonathan Scott Holloway, Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory & Identity in Black America Since 1940; Joan Naviyuk Kane, Hyperboreal; Jamaica Kincaid, See Now Then: A Novel; Tanya Olson, Boyishly; Sterling Plumpp, Home/Bass; Emily Raboteau, Searching for Zion: The Quest for Home in the African Diaspora; Jerome Rothenberg and Heriberto Yepez, Eye of Witness: A Jerome Rothenberg Reader; Nick Turse, Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam; Margaret Wrinkle,Wash: A Novel; and Koon Woon, Water Chasing Water. A Lifetime Achievement award is presented to author Michael Parenti and an Anti-Censorship Award is given to critic Armond White. The ceremonies were held October 26, 2014, in San Francisco, at the SFJazz Center, in the Joe Henderson Lab. They will broadcast on C-Span BookTV, Sunday, December 7, 2014, at 3 p.m. Eastern.
Pictured here, left to right, Thomas McGovern, Koon Woon, Joshua Bloom, Jill Kolongowski (accepting for Tanya Olson), Sterling Plumpp, Emily Raboteau, Waldo E. Martin, Michael Parenti, Juan Delgado, Margaret Wrinkle, Alex Espinoza


George Lewis, American Book Award winner, participates in panel discussion of AACM

George Lewis, winner of the American Book Award for A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music, in conversation with Muhal Richard Abrams, Frederick Berry, and Roscoe Mitchell. Charles Kronengold: Moderator

American Book Award recipient Will Alexander to perform at City University of New York Graduate Center event

This evening will be viewable online via live stream and include a reading and performance by the poet and essayist Will Alexander (2013 winner of the American Book Award), followed by a conversation with Marcella Durand, Brent Hayes Edwards, Aldon Nielsen, and Evie Shockley exploring Alexander’s work and his most recent publication from Litmus Press, Towards the Primeval Lightning Field. – December ninth. See more at:—towards-primeval-lightning-field#sthash.9GLWctI8.dpuf

American Book Award winner Nick Turse discusses his investigation of US’ AFRICOM military operation

American Book Award winner, Nick Turse.

American Book Award winner Jeff Chang discusses youth culture and racial justice

Jeff Chang received the American Book Award in 2005 for Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation. From NBC News:

1999 American Book Award Josip Novakovich reads at Washington & Lee University

Josip Novakovich, winner of the American Book Award 1999, for Salvation and Other Disasters (Graywolf Press)

Press Coverage of Cal State University at San Bernadino professors’ American Book Award

University of California Press coverage of American Book Award winning “Black Against Empire”

Koon Woon, winner of American Book Award, interviewed on KPFA

Jericho Brown, winner of an American Book Award, performs at True Lit Festival

American Book Award winner, Jericho Brown,