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Justin Desmangles


Our guests this afternoon, winners of the American Book Award 2010, Quincy Troupe, Robin D.G. Kelley (pictured here), and Amiri Baraka.


LocationSan Francisco Public Library - Main Branch - Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
San Francisco, CA

Time September 19 · 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The Before Columbus Foundation announces the Winners of the Thirty-First Annual AMERICAN BOOK AWARDS. This event is open to the public.

The American Book Awards were created to provide recognition for outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America's diverse literary community. The purpose of the awards is to recognize literary excellence without limitations or restrictions. There are no categories, no nom...inees, and therefore no losers. The award winners range from well-known and established writers to under-recognized authors and first works. There are no quotas for diversity, the winners list simply reflects it as a natural process. The Before Columbus Foundation views American culture as inclusive and has always considered the term "multicultural" to be not a description of various categories, groups, or "special interests," but rather as the definition of all American literature. The Awards are not bestowed by an industry organization, but rather are a writers' award given by other writers.

The 2010 American Book Award Winners are:

Lifetime Achievement:
Quincy Troupe
Katha Pollitt

Amiri Baraka, Digging: The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music (University of California Press)

Sherwin Bitsui, Flood Song (Copper Canyon Press)

Nancy Carnevale, A New Language, A New World: Italian Immigrants in the United States, 1890-1945 (University of Illinois Press)

Dave Eggers, Zeitoun (McSweeney's/Vintage)

Sesshu Foster, World Ball Notebook (City Lights)

Stephen D. Gutierrez, Live from Fresno y Los (Bear Star Press)

Victor Lavalle, The Big Machine (Spiegel & Grau)

Francois Mandeville, This Is What They Say, translated from the Chipewyan by Ron Scollon (University of Washington Press)

Bich Minh Nguyen, Short Girls (Viking)

Franklin Rosemont and Robin D.G. Kelley, editors, Black, Brown & Beige: Surrealist Writings from Africa and the Diaspora (University of Texas)

Jerome Rothenberg and Jeffrey C. Robinson, editors, Poems for the Millennium: Volume Three: The University of California Book of Romantic & Postromantic Poetry (University of California Press)

Kathryn Waddell Takara, Pacific Raven: Hawai'i Poems (Pacific Raven Press)

Pamela Uschuk, Crazy Love: New Poems (Wings Press)



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Sunday 9/12/2010 @ 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Kenny Dorham If Ever I Should Leave You
Joe Henderson Pedro's Time
Horace Silver Pretty Eyes
Horace Silver Nutsville (excerpt)
Interview with Quincy Troupe
Julian "Cannonball" Adderley Love For Sale
Julian "Cannonball" Adderley One For Daddy-O
Wynton Kelly Keep It Movin'
Wynton Kelly Kelly Blue
Red Garland Lil' Darlin'
Interview with Robin D.G. Kelley
Herbie Hancock Olliqoui Valley