Since 1998, The Asian American Writers' Workshop has presented the highest literary honor for writers of Asian American descent Applications for the upcoming Twelfth Annual Asian American Literary Awards are due Friday, June 11, 2010.
They also are presenting:
Lifetime Achievement Award. The Workshop has also recognized notable writers and cultural figures for their contribution to Asian American literature through a lifetime achievement award. Past winners of this award include Maxine Hong Kingston, David Henry Hwang, and Sonny Mehta.
Members' Choice Award. The Asian American Literary Awards Ceremony also features the Members' Choice Award. Initiated in 2000, the Members' Choice Award allows Workshop members to choose their favorite title of the previous publishing year. In order to participate in voting for this award, you must be a current member of The Asian American Writers' Workshop.