Eggers, Baraka win American Book Award
New York: Dave Eggers and Amiri Baraka are among the winners of the 31st annual American Book Awards, given for literary works that cover "the entire spectrum of America`s diverse literary community."
Eggers was cited for ‘Zeitoun,’ a novel set in post-Katrina New Orleans, and Baraka for ‘Digging: The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music.’
More than a dozen winners were announced Thursday, including Sesshu Foster`s ‘World Ball Notebook’ and Victor Lavelle`s ‘The Big Machine.’
The awards were established in part by author-poet-playwright Ishmael Reed. There is no cash prize.