Kaminsky, Foner Among 2020 Anisfield-Wolf Winners
The 2020 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, which honor books that address racism and diversity, have been announced. The prizes are presented by the Cleveland Foundation and presented each year at the Cleveland Public Library. This is the 85th year of the awards.
This year's winners are:
- Poetry: Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky (Graywolf).
- Fiction: The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell (Hogarth)
- Nonfiction: Gods of the Upper Air by Charles King (Doubleday)
- Lifetime Achievement: Eric Foner, Columbia University historian, whose most recent book is The Second Founding (W.W. Norton)
"The new books explore human diversity in riveting style, putting the lie to racism and ableism even as reading them knits us closer together in times when we must be apart," said prize manager Karen Long.