2021 Arab American Book Awards: A Ceremony of Live Readings

5 p.m. ET Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021
Arab American Book Awards Ceremony

Online Livestream

Join the 2021 Arab American Book Award winners and honorable mentions, featuring awardees Susan Abulhawa, Sarah M.A. Gualtieri, Helen Zughaib, George Abraham, Noor Naga, Aya Khalil, Anait Semirdzhyan, Susan Muaddi Darraj, Dima Alzayat and Sirène Harb for a celebratory live reading, hosted by artist-in-residence Fargo Tbakhi!

Fiction Award Winner 

Against the Loveless World

Susan Abulhawa

(Atria Books)

The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award Winner

Arab Routes: Pathways to Syrian California

Sarah M.A. Gualtieri

(Stanford University Press)

The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award Winner

Stories My Father Told Me

Helen Zughaib and Elia Zughaib

(Cune Press)

The George Ellenbogen Poetry Award Winner


George Abraham

(Button Poetry)

The George Ellenbogen Poetry Award Winner

Washes, Prays

Noor Naga

(Penguin Random House)

Children/Young Adult Award Winner

The Arabic Quilt

Aya Khalil, Illustrated by Anait Semirdzhyan

(Tilbury House)

Children/Young Adult Award Winner

Farah Rocks Fifth Grade

Susan Muaddi Darraj


Honorable Mention in Fiction

Alligator And Other Stories

Dima Alzayat

(Two Dollar Radio)

Honorable Mention in


Articulations Of Resistance: Transformative Practices in Contemporary Arab American Poetry

Sirène Harb



Made possible in part by:

Drs. Barbara and Adnan Aswad Endowment Fund
George Ellenbogen Endowment Fund
Evelyn Shakir Endowment Fund




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  • November 13, 2021 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm