The 2016 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards recognize books that have made important contributions to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures. For over 80 years, the distinguished books earning Anisfield-Wolf prizes have opened and challenged our minds. The 2016 Anisfield-Wolf winners will be honored in Cleveland on Thursday, September 15.

Be sure to tune in to ideastream's multiple media coverage of this year's Anisfield Book Awards:

Monday, Sept 12 on 90.3 WCPN
Morning Edition (6-9am) & Sound of Applause (12:00pm)

David C. Barnett reports on the inaugural Cleveland Book Week (September 10-16).  In conjunction with the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards ceremony, Cleveland Book Week is designed to make our region a literary destination.

Monday, Sept 12 on 90.3 WCPN
Sound of Ideas (9am)

Host Mike McIntyre previews Cleveland Book week with Karen Long, Manager, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards.

Thursday, Sept 15 on 90.3 WCPN
Sound of Ideas
(9am)
Host Mike McIntyre talks with two of this year’s award winners:
Lillian Faderman, The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle, Nonfiction
Orlando Patterson, Lifetime Achievement

Thursday, Sept 15 on 90.3 WCPN
Sound of Applause
(12-1pm)
Dan Polletta hosts a one-hour Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards special.  Guests include three of this year’s award winners:
Mary Morris, The Jazz Palace, Fiction
Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Heaven, Poetry
Brian Seibert, What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing, Nonfiction

Thursday Sep 15 on 90.3 WCPN
All Things Considered ( 4-6:30pm, 7-8pm)

A segment featuring one of this year’s award winners -- fiction writer Mary Morris, author of The Jazz Palace.

Thursday, Sept 15 on ideastream.org
Live web-stream (6pm)
ideastream presents web-stream coverage of this year’s Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards live from the Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square beginning at 6pm -- hosted by the Cleveland Foundation and Dr. Henry Gates, Jr.

Friday,  Sept 16 on 90.3 WCPN
Morning Edition (6-9am)

A segment featuring one of this year’s award winners, fiction writer Mary Morris, author of The Jazz Palace.

Friday, Sep 16 on 90.3 WCPN
City Club of Cleveland (12:30pm)

City Club Friday Forum speech featuring nonfiction winner Lillian Faderman, author of The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle.

Friday, Sept 16 on WVIZ/PBS
Ideas (7:30pm)

Rick Jackson recaps the awards ceremony and shares a few excerpts from the presentation.

Sunday, Sept 18 on WVIZ/PBS
City Club of Cleveland (10am)

City Club Friday Forum featuring nonfiction winner Lillian Faderman, author of The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle and audience questions.  

Tuesday, Sept 20 on The Ohio Channel
2016 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards Ceremony  (10pm, repeating  9/24 9pm & 9/25 5pm)

Statewide broadcast of the 2016 Anisfield-Wolf Awards ceremony in its entirety. 

Thursday, Sept 22 on WVIZ/PBS
Applause (7:30pm)

Excerpts from the ceremony and interviews with the winners of this year’s Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards.

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