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The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

The Anisfield-Wolf Awards recognize books that have made important contributions to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures. For 79 years, the distinguished books earning Anisfield-Wolf prizes have opened and challenged our minds. Today it remains the only American book prize focusing on works that address racism and diversity.

More information about the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards is available here.

The 2014 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

The 2014 Anisfield-Wolf winners were honored in Cleveland on September 11, 2014 at a ceremony hosted by the Cleveland Foundation and emceed by ideastream host Dee Perry.

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2014 Winners on ideastream

The nonfiction winner was featured on The Sound of Ideas and the fiction winners featured on The Sound of Applause.

List of 2014 Winners

Adrien Metejka, The Big Smoke, Poetry
Anthony Marra, The Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Fiction
Ari Shavit, My Promised Land, Nonfiction
Sir Wilson Harris, Lifetime Achievement
George Lamming, Lifetime Achievement

The 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

The 2013 Anisfield-Wolf winners were honored in Cleveland on September 12, 2013 at a ceremony hosted by the Cleveland Foundation and emceed by Jury Chair Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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2013 Winners on ideastream

The nonfiction winners were featured on The Sound of Ideas and the fiction winners featured on The Sound of Applause.

List of 2013 Winners

Laird Hunt, Kind One, Fiction
Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds, Fiction
Eugene Gloria, My Favorite Warlord, Poetry
Andrew Solomon, Far From the Tree, Nonfiction
Wole Soyinka, Lifetime Achievement

The 2012 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

The 2012 Anisfield-Wolf winners were honored in Cleveland on September 13, 2012 at a ceremony hosted by the Cleveland Foundation and emceed by Jury Chair Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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2012 Winners on ideastream

The nonfiction winners were featured on The Sound of Ideas and the fiction winners featured on The Sound of Applause.

List of 2012 Winners

Esi Edugyan, Half-Blood Blues: A Novel, Fiction
David Blight, American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era, Nonfiction
David Livingstone Smith, Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave, and Exterminate Others, Nonfiction
Arnold Rampersad, Lifetime Achievement

The 2011 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

The 2011 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards ceremony was held on September 15, 2011, and hosted by ideastream's Dee Perry.

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2011 Winners on ideastream

The nonfiction winners were featured on The Sound of Ideas and the fiction winners featured on The Sound of Applause.

List of 2011 Winners

Nicole Krauss, Great House, Fiction
Mary Helen Stefaniak, The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia, Fiction
David Eltis/David Richardson, Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Nonfiction
Isabel Wilkerson, The Warmth of Other Suns, Nonfiction
John Edgar Wideman, Lifetime Achievement

The 75th Anniversary Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards: an Applause Special

The 2010 Anisfield-Wolf winners were honored in Cleveland on September 14, 2010 at a ceremony hosted by the Cleveland Foundation and emceed by Jury Chair Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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List of 2010 Winners

Kamila Shamsie, Burnt Shadows, Fiction
Elizabeth Alexander, Lifetime Achievement in Poetry
William Julius Wilson, Lifetime Achievement in Nonfiction
Oprah Winfrey, Lifetime Achievement

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