Will Alexander, Justin Desmangles, Robin D.G. Kelley, Vaughn Rasberry, Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, UCLA, May 15, 2018 (photo by Tatyana Ali)

San Francisco Jazz Center (10/22/17): Recipients of the 38th annual American Book Awards. Left to right: Bernice L. McFadden, Marc Anthony Richardson, Holly Hughes, Vaugh Rasberry, Shawna Yang Ryan, Ruth Sergel, Solmaz Sharif, Dean Wong, Alfredo Véa, Flores A. Forbes, Randa Jarrar, Adam Soldofsky (photo by Gundars Strads)


American Book Awards ceremony, October 25, 2015 at the SFJazz Center. Left to right, Peter J. Harris, Board Member Jack Foley, Arthur Dong, Board Member Gundar Strads, Board Member Genny Lim, Astra Taylor, Craig Santos Perez, Marlon James, Ira Sukrungruang, Laila Lalami, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Manuel Luis Martinez, Board Member Ishmael Reed, Arlene Biala, Ambrose Bye, Hisham Aidi. Photo by Tennessee Reed



Winners at the American Book Awards ceremony October 26, 2014 at the SFJazz Center. 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

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Left to right: Founders Bob Callahan, Ishmael Reed, Carla Blank, Shawn Wong. Photo by Nancy Wong.

Shawn Wong, Ishmael Reed, and Gundar Strads

Aiiieeeee! An Anthology of Asian-American Writers with readers Nancy Wong, photographer, Shawn Wong (one of the editors of the anthology), and poet Cyn Zarco. c. 1974



2017 American Book Awards, hosted at the SFJazz Center, from C-Span:


2016 American Book Awards, hosted at the SFJazz Center, from C-Span:

2016 American Book Awards, at the SFJazz Center, broadcast by C-Span:

2014 American Book Awards, hosted at the San Francisco Jazz Center, broadcast on C-Span BookTV

Justin Desmangles hosting the 2012 American Book Awards on C-SPAN.

2011 American Book Awards

Ishmael Reed and Al Young discuss the state of literature and their influences

Flyers and photos from historic events hosted by the Before Columbus Foundation: