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2008 Beyond Margins Award Winners May 22, 2008

Posted by sneaks in adult, fiction, nonfiction, spring.

The PEN/Beyond Margins Award celebrates outstanding books by writers of color published in the United States during the previous year. 

This year’s winners are:

Chris Abani, Song for Night
Amiri Baraka, Tales of the Out and the Gone
Frances Hwang, Transparency
Naeem Murr, The Perfect Man
Joseph M. Marshall III, The Day The World Ended at Little Big Horn

Previous Beyond Margins winners when you click “more”.

2007  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for Half of a Yellow Sun
Ernest Hardy for Blood Beats, Vol. 1
Harryette Mullen for Recyclopedia
Alberto Ríos for Theater of Night

Richard Blanco for Directions to the Beach of the Dead
Andrew Lam for Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora
Ed-Bok Lee for Real Karaoke People
Caryl Phillips for Dancing in the Dark
Jennifer Tseng for The Man With My Face

2005  Faith Adiele for Meeting Faith: The Forest Journals of a Black Buddhist Nun
Raquel Cepeda, ed., for And It Don’t Stop:The Best American Hip-Hop Journalism of the Last 25 Years
Lan Samantha Chang for Inheritance
Lolita Hernandez for Autopsy of an Engine, and Other Stories from the Cadillac Plant
Ishle Yi Park for The Temperature of This Water
Laila Halaby for West of the Jordan: A Novel (Beacon Press)
Suki Kim for The Interpreter (Picador)
Nasdijj for The Boy and the Dog Are Sleeping (Ballantine Books)
Willie Perdomo for Smoking Lovely (Rattapallax Press)
April Reynolds for Knee-Deep in Wonder: A Novel (Metropolitan Books)
2002  Meena Alexander for Illiterate Heart (Triquarterly Books)
Luis Francia for Eye of the Fish (Kaya Press)
Joy Harjo for A Map to the Next World: Poetry and Tales (W.W. Norton & Co.)
Victor LaValle for Slapboxing with Jesus: Stories (Vintage Books)
Nelly Rosario for Song of the Water Saints (Pantheon Books)





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