“The American Literatures Initiative, the first of the university press collaborative publishing grants awarded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, approaches 100 book mark.”

Read the ALI 100th Book Press Release to learn more about this exciting news.

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Congratulations to our award-winning  ALI authors! 

Honorable Mention for the British Association for American Studies Book Prize, 2014
Race, Romance, and Rebellion : Literatures of the Americas in the Nineteenth Century
Colleen C. O’Brien (University of Virginia Press)

Winner of the Harry Levin Prize of the American Comparative Literature Association
Hating Empire Properly: The Two Indies and the Limits of Enlightenment Anticolonialism
by Sunil M. Agnani (Fordham University Press)

Honorable mention for the Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies, Modern Language Association, 2011–12
Unbecoming Blackness: The Diaspora Cultures of Afro-Cuban America
by Antonio López (NYU Press)

Winner of the Lora Romero First Book Prize, American Studies Association, 2013
Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in the 19th Century
by Kyla Tompkins (NYU Press)

Winner of the Grace Abbott Best Book Award, Society for the History of Childhood and Youth, 2013
Winner of the Outstanding Book Award, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, 2012

Winner of the Lois P. Rudnick Book Prize, New England American Studies Association, 2012
Runner-Up for the John Hope Franklin Publication Prize, American Studies Association, 2012
Honorable Mention for the Distinguished Book Award, Society for the Study of American Women Writers, 2012
Winner of the Children’s Literature Association Book Award for books published in 2011
Racial Innocence: Performing Childhood and Race from Slavery to Civil Rights
by Robin Bernstein (NYU Press)

Winner of the MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies
An Ethics of Betrayal: The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literatures and Culture
by Crystal Parikh (Fordham University Press)

Winner of the Alan Bray Memorial Book Award, MLA, 2011
Extravagant Abjection: Blackness, Power, and Sexuality in the African American Literary Imagination
by Darieck Scott (NYU Press)

Winner of the Gloria E. Anzaldúa Award, American Studies Association
The White Negress: Literature, Minstrelsy, and the Black-Jewish Imaginary
by Lori Harrison-Kahan (Rutgers University Press)

Winner of the Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Book Award, Caribbean Studies Association, 2011
Searching for Mr. Chin: Constructions of Nation and the Chinese in West Indian Literature
by Anne-Marie Lee-Loy (Temple University Press)

Winner of the Texas Tech University President’s Book Award, 2011
Acts of Narrative Resistance: Women’s Autobiographical Writings in the Americas
by Laura J. Beard (University of Virginia Press)


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