The Asian American Writers’ Workshop in New York City is having their 11th Annual Literary Awards. This year’s event features a public conversation between B.D. Wong and Henry David Hwang, and Oskar Eustis, the Artistic Director of the Public Theater, in honor of the 20th anniversary of M. Butterfly. Wong and Hwang are also to be honored with lifetime achievement awards.
This year’s winners:
Fiction Award Winner — Mohsin Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Harcourt)
Nonfiction Award Winner — Vijay Prashad, The Darker Nations (New Press)
Poetry Award Winner — Sun Yung Shin, Skirt Full of Black (Coffee House Press)
The 11th Annual Asian American Literary Awards Ceremony
Monday, December 8, 2008
VIP Reception | 6-7:30 pm at Deutsches Haus at NYU, 42 Washington Mews, NY $10
Awards Ceremony | 7:30-9 pm at Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Film Center at NYU, 36 East 8th Street, New York | $20 members, $30 non-members
My congratulations to the winners. Of the things I miss from my life in New York, being able to drop by the Workshop like I used to in the old days is one of them.