American Book Awards

1980 - 1989

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1989
ABA Award Eva Luna Isabel Allende
ABA Award Chinaman Pacific and Frisco R.R. Co. Frank Chin
ABA Award Homemade Love J. California Cooper
ABA Award Columbia Literary History of the United States edited by Emory Elliott
ABA Award The Exiles of Erin: 19th Century Irish American Fiction Charles Fanning
ABA Award Memory of Fire Eduardo Galeano
ABA Award The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of Afro-American Literary Criticism Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
ABA Award The Right Thing to Do Josephine Gattuso Hendin
ABA Award Repairing America William Hohri
ABA Award Wode Shuofa (My Way of Speaking) Carolyn Lau
ABA Award A Burst of Light Audre Lorde
ABA Award Way Leslie Scalapino
ABA Award Stone's Throw Jennifer Stone
ABA Award Floating the River in Melancholy Shuntaro Tanikawa
ABA Award From the Pyramids to the Projects: Poems of Genocide and Resistance Askia Muhammed Toure
ABA Award The Ultraviolet Sky Alma Luz Villanueve
1988
ABA Award Martin and Meditations on the South Valley Jimmy Santiago Baca
ABA Award The Long Shadow of Little Rock Daisy Bates
ABA Award Russia and the Negro: Blacks in Russian History and Thought Allison Blakely
ABA Award The Reckoning David Halberstam
ABA Award Songs of Gold Mountain Marlon Horn
ABA Award The Boys of Bensonhurst Salvatore La Puma
ABA Award Expounding the Doubtful Points Wing Tek Lum
ABA Award Beloved Toni Morrison
ABA Award The Collected Poems of Charles Olson Charles Olson
ABA Award Thirsting for Peace in a Raging Century: Poems 1961-1985 Edward Sanders
ABA Award Tight Spaces Kesho Scott, Cherry Muhanji & Egyirba High
ABA Award Down and In Ronald Sukenick
ABA Award Griever: An American Monkey King in China Gerald Vizenor
ABA Award The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow Opal Whiteley
1987
ABA Award SIN Ai
ABA Award Liberazione della Dona: Feminism in Italy Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum
ABA Award Confessions of Madame Psyche Dorothy Bryant
ABA Award The Mixquiahuala Letters Ana Castillo
ABA Award Ready From Within Septima Clark
ABA Award Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker Gary Giddins
ABA Award Face Games Juan Felipe Herrera
ABA Award The Essential Etheridge Knight Etheridge Knight
ABA Award Practicing Angels, A Contemporary Anthology of San Francisco Bay Area Poetry edited by Michael Mayo
ABA Award Portrait of a Little Boy in Darkness Daniel McGuire
ABA Award Mama Terry McMillan
ABA Award American Splendor Harvey Pekar
ABA Award Selected Poems, 1958-1984 John Wieners
ABA Award Fools Crow James Welch
ABA Award Circumnavigations Cyn Zarco
1986
ABA Award Time's Now Miguel Algarin
ABA Award The Dream Book: An Anthology of Writing by Italian American Women edited by Helen Barolini
ABA Award A Daughter of the Nobility Natasha Borovsky
ABA Award Smiles on Washington Square Raymond Federman
ABA Award Seeing Through the Sun Linda Hogan
ABA Award My Emily Dickinson Susan Howe
ABA Award I Hear You Knockin' Jeff Hannusch (a.k.a. Almost Slim)
ABA Award This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color edited by Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua
ABA Award Yokohama, California Toshio Mori
ABA Award The Sun Is Not Merciful Anna Lee Walters
ABA Award Irish Musicians/American Friends Terence Winch
1985
ABA Award The House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros
ABA Award Ground Work: Before the War Robert Duncan
ABA Award Love Medicine Louise Erdich
ABA Award Justice at War Peter Irons
ABA Award Solo in the Box Car, Third Floor E Angela Jackson
ABA Award Say Ray Ron Jones
ABA Award Queen of the Ebony Aisles Colleen J. McElroy
ABA Award Poets Behind Barbed Wire edited and translated by Jiro Nakano and Kay Nakano
ABA Award Round Valley Songs William Oandasan
ABA Award Amelia Earhart (AE) Maureen Owen
ABA Award Homegirls and Handgrenades Sonia Sanchez
ABA Award At Seventy: A Journal May Sarton
ABA Award Living Up the Street Gary Soto
ABA Award Genth's Photographs of San Francisco's Old Chinatown Kohn Kuo Wei Tchen
1984
ABA Award Confirmation: An Anthology of African-American Women Amiri Baraka and Amina Baraka
ABA Award The Heat Bird Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
ABA Award Days Without Weather Cecil Brown
ABA Award Breaking Silence: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Poets Joseph Bruchac
ABA Award A Puerto Rican in New York and Other Sketches Jesus Colon
ABA Award O Albany William Kennedy
ABA Award The Mama Poems Maurice Kenny
ABA Award Naked in Deccan Vankatesh Kulkarni
ABA Award Praisesong for the Window Paule Marshall
ABA Award Pie-Biter illustrated by Ruthanne Lum McCunn and You-shan Tang, translated by Ellen Lai-shan Yeung
ABA Award Echoes Inside the Labyrinth Thomas McGrath
ABA Award Citizen 13660 Mine Okubo
ABA Award The Captive Soul of the Messiah: New Tales About Red Nachman Howard Schwartz
ABA Award Axe Handles Gary Snyder
1983
ABA Award Not By the Sword Nash Candelaria
ABA Award Black Women Novelists Barbara Christian
ABA Award Queen of Wands Judy Grahn
ABA Award Lost Highway Peter Guralnick
ABA Award Pet Food & Tropical Apparitions Jessica Hagedorn
ABA Award Californians James D. Houston
ABA Award Obasan Joy Kogawa
ABA Award Chinese Folk Poetry Cecilia Liang
ABA Award An Duanaire Sean O'Tuama and Thomas Kinsella
ABA Award The Legend of Food Mountain Harriet Rohmer
ABA Award !Click Song John A. Williams
ABA Award Thirty An' Seen a Lot Evangelina Vigil
1982
ABA Award The Book of Jamaica Russell Banks
ABA Award Emplumada Lorna Dee Cervantes
ABA Award Chickencoop Chinaman and Year of the Dragon Frank Chin
ABA Award Enclave Tato Laviera
ABA Award Collected Poems E.L. Mayo
ABA Award Songs for the Harvester of Dreams Duane Niatum
ABA Award This Passover or Next I Will Never Be in Jerusalem Hilton Obenzinger
ABA Award Sangre Leroy Quintana
ABA Award Pre-Faces & Other Writings Jerome Rothenberg
ABA Award Shino Suite Ronald Tanaka
ABA Award Marked by Fire Joyce Carol Thomas
ABA Award Bodies & Soul Al Young
ABA Award Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island 1910- 1949 edited by Him Mark Lai, Genny Lim, and Judy Yung
1981
ABA Award Turn Again to Me & Other Poems Helen Adams
ABA Award On Call Miguel Alarin
ABA Award The Shameless Hussy alta
ABA Award The Salt Eaters Toni Cade Bambara
ABA Award Back Then Tomorrow Peter Blue Cloud
ABA Award The Choice Rose Drachler
ABA Award The Liberties Susan Howe
ABA Award In Time Robert Kelly
ABA Award Songs for Jadina Alan Lau
ABA Award Traveling Light Lionel Mitchell
ABA Award Felita Nicholasa Mohr
ABA Award A Scent of Apples Ben Santos
1980
ABA Award Tortuga Rudolfo Anaya
ABA Award Random Possession Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
ABA Award Mouth on Paper Jayne Cortez
ABA Award Hello, La Jolla Ed Dorn
ABA Award All I'm Asking for is My Body Milton Murayama
ABA Award Ceremony Leslie Silko
ABA Award Snake-Back Solos Quincy Troupe
ABA Award Future Preconditional Douglas Woolf