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The Asian American Literary Awards have been presented annually since 1998, to recognize Asian American writers for excellence in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, memoirs, stage plays and screenplays. The award recipients are determined by a national panel of judges, who are selected on the basis of expertise in a literary genre or experience in academic environments relevent to Asian American literature. To qualify for the awards, a work must have been written by an individual of Asian American descent, living in the United States and have been published originally in English during the calendar year preceding the award year. For more information, click on the Asian American Literary Award page on the Asian American Writers' Workshop web site.

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Asian American Literary Award Winners -- 1998 to present

2010
Paul Yoon Once the Shore
Minal Hajratwala Leaving India: My Family's Journey From Five Villages to Five Continents
Ronaldo V. Wilson Poems of the Black Object
Jason Koo Man on Extremely Small Island
2009
Jhumpa Lahiri Unaccustomed Earth
Sesshu Foster World Ball Notebook
Leslie T. Chang Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China
2008
Mohsin Hamid The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Vijay Prashad The Darker Nations
Sun Yung Shin Skirt Full of Black
Ed Lin This is a Bust!
2007
Linh Dinh Borderless Bodies
Amitav Ghosh Incendiary Circumstances: A Chronicle of the Turmoil of Our Times
Samrat Upadhyav The Royal Ghosts
Gene Yuen Yang American Born Chinese
2006
Jeff Chang Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip Hop Generation
Rattawut Lapcharoensap Sightseeing
Shanxing Wang Mad Science in Imperial City
Ed Bok Lee Real Karaoke People
2005
Brian Leung World Famous Love Acts
Suketu Mehta Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found
Srikanth Reddy Facts for Visitors
Ishle Yi Park The Temperature of This Water
2004
Mei-mei Berssenbrugge Nest
Monique Truong The Book of Salt
Vijay Vaitheeswaran Power to the People
Patrick Rosal Uprock, Headspin, Scramble and Dive
2003
Walter Lew Treadwinds: Poems and Intermedia Texts
Meera Nair Video: Stories
Julie Otsuka When the Emperor Was Divine
Ed Lin Waylaid
2002
Alexander Chee Edinburgh
Luis H. Francia Eye of the Fish: A Personal Archipelago
Christina Chiu Troublemaker and Other Saints
Don Lee Yellow
2001
Ha Jin Bridegroom and Other Stories
Eugene Gloria Drivers at the Short Time Motel: Poems
Akhil Sharma An Obedient Father
Nick Carbo Secret Asian Man
2000
Eric Gamalinda Zero Gravity
Chang-rae Lee A Gesture Life
Bino Realuyo Umbrella Country
1999
Susan Choi The Foreign Student
Arthur Size The Redshifting Web: Poems 1970-1998
1998
Mei-mei Berssenbrugge Endocrinology
Lois-Ann Yamanaka Blu's Hanging

Originally posted December 2007
Last updated December 2010 sdc

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