Posted by on June 15, 2012 in Blog

If you’re looking for new books to read this summer, the Arab American Museum has just announced the winners of their 2012 Arab American Book Awards. Winners are chosen in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, and all authors will be honored in a special ceremony on September 29th at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn.

Winners include Birds of Paradise by Diana Abu-Jaber; Arab & Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence, & Belonging edited by Rabab Abdulhadi, Evelyn Alsultany and Nadine Naber; and Abu Ghraib Arias by Philip Metres. Honorable Mentions were awarded to Anatomy of a Disappearance by Hisham Matar; Modern Arab American Fiction: A Reader's Guide edited by Steven Salaita; and Transfer by Naomi Shihab Nye. Full descriptions of the authors and their book can be found on the Arab American Museum’s website.

The Arab American Book Award was established in 2006 by the Arab American National Museum to honor significant literature by and about Arab Americans. It is the only literary competition of its type in the United States.

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