Friday, September 28, 2007

WINNERS OF THE 10TH ANNUAL ASIAN AMERICAN LITERARY AWARDS ANNOUNCED

The Asian American Writers' Workshop congratulates the winners of the 2007 Asian American Literary Awards:

Poetry
Linh Dinh for Borderless Bodies (Factory School, 2006)

Nonfiction
Amitav Ghosh for Incendiary Circumstances: A Chronicle of the Turmoil of Our Times (Houghton Mifflin, 2006)

Fiction
Samrat Upadhyay for The Royal Ghosts (Houghton Mifflin, 2006)


The 10th Annual Asian American Literary Awards Ceremony will be held in New York City on Thursday, November 29, 2007. This year's Ceremony will celebrate an entire decade of excellence in Asian American Literature -- 2007 awards presentation, special guests, past recipients and fun! Location and details TBA.

For author bios and listing of past winners, click

Since 1998, The Annual Asian American Literary Awards have honored Asian American writers for excellence in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Literary awards recipients are determined by a national panel of judges who are selected on the basis of expertise in a literary genre and/or experience in academic environments relevant to Asian American literature.

The Asian American Writers┬╣ Workshop is a national not-for-profit arts organization devoted to the creating, publishing, developing and disseminating of creative writing by Asian Americans.

Congratulations to the winners! A special thank you to the judging committee.

For more information, contact:

Quang Bao, Executive Director
The Asian American Writers' Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, Suite 10A
New York NY 10001-3814

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