The Arab American Book Awards

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Fiction: Salt houses by Hala Alyan
The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award: The rise of the Arab-American left : activists, allies, and their fight against imperialism and racism, 1960s–1980s by Pamela E. Pennock; honorable mention: Sexagon : Muslims, France, and the sexualization of national culture by Mehammed Amadeus Mack
The George Ellenbogen Poetry Award: The January children by Safia Elhillo; honorable mention: Water & Salt by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha

Fiction: The angel of history : a novel by Rabih Alameddine; honorable mention: 13 ways of looking at a fat girl by Mona Awad
The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award: Inter/Nationalism : decolonizing Native America and Palestine by Steven Salaita; honorable mention: Industrial sexuality : gender, urbanization, and social transformation in Egypt by Hanan Hammad
The George Ellenbogen Poetry Award: Something sinister by Hayan Charara; honorable mentions: One hundred hungers by Lauren Camp; Hagar poems by Mohja Kahf
Children/Young Adult: The treasure of Maria Mamoun by Michelle Chalfoun; honorable mentions: The three Lucys by Hayan Charara, illustrated by Sara Kahn; Balcony on the moon : coming of age in Palestine by Ibtisam Barakat

Fiction: A curious land : stories of home by Susan Muaddi Darraj; Honorable mention: In the language of miracles by Rajia Hassib
The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award: Handbook of Arab American psychology, edited by Mona M. Amer and Germine H. Awad; This Muslim American life : dispatches from the War on Terror by Moustafa Bayoumi
The George Ellenbogen Poetry Award: The republics by Nathalie Handal; Honorable mention: Sand opera by Philip Metres

Fiction: An unnecessary woman by Rabih Alameddine; The Moor's account : a novel by Laila Lalami
The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award: Old Islam in Detroit : rediscovering the Muslim American past by Sally Howell
The George Ellenbogen Poetry Award: Tahrir suite : poems by Matthew Shenoda
Children/Young Adult: The turtle of Oman : a novel by Naomi Shihab Nye ; illustrated by Betsy Peterschmidt

Fiction: The corpse washer by Sinan Antoon
The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award: We are Iraqis : aesthetics and politics in a time of war, edited by Nadje Al-Ali and Deborah Al-Najjar
The George Ellenbogen Poetry Award: A concordance of leaves by Philip Metres
Children/Young Adult: A kid's guide to Arab American history : more than 50 activities by Yvonne Wakim Dennis and Maha Addasi

Fiction: Lebanese blonde : a novel by Joseph Geha
The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award: House of stone : a memoir of home, family, and a lost Middle East by Anthony Shadid
Poetry: Atrium : poems by Hala Alyan
Children/Young Adult: Hands around the library : protecting Egypt's treasured books by Susan L. Roth and Karen Leggett Abouraya

Fiction: Birds of paradise by Diana Abu-Jaber
The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award Arab & Arab American feminisms : gender, violence, & belonging, edited by Rabab Abdulhadi, Evelyn Alsultany and Nadine Naber
Poetry: Abu Ghraib arias by Philip Metres

Fiction: Loom : a novel by Thérèse Soukar Chehade
The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award: Arab Americans in Toledo : cultural assimilation and community involvement, edited by Samir Abu-Absi
Poetry: Tocqueville by Khaled Mattawa
Children/Young Adult: Saving Sky by Diane Stanley

Adult Fiction: Master of the eclipse by Etel Adnan
Adult Non-Fiction: Angeleno days : an Arab American writer on family, place, and politics by Gregory Orfalea
Poetry: Diary of a wave outside the sea : poetry and stories from Iraq by Dunya Mikail

Adult Fiction: A map of home : a novel by Randa Jarrar
Adult Non-Fiction: How does it feel to be a problem? : being young and Arab in America by Moustafa Bayoumi
Children or Young Adult     Honeybee : poems & short prose by Naomi Shihab Nye
Poetry: Breaking poems by Suheir Hammad

Adult Fiction: Remember me to Lebanon : stories of Lebanese women in America by Evelyn Shakir
Adult Non-Fiction: Another arabesque : Syrian-Lebanese ethnicity in neoliberal Brazil by John Tofik Karam
Children or Young Adult: Tasting the sky : a Palestinian childhood by Ibtisam Barakat

Adult Non-Fiction: The iron cage : the story of the Palestinian struggle for statehood by Rashid Khalidi
Adult Fiction: In the country of men by Hisham Matar
Children or Young Adult: One green apple by Eve Bunting ; illustrated by Ted Lewin