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langston hughes was the first african-american to win a major u.s. award for literature. hughes was the first to win the pulitzer prize for poetry in 1930 and the first to win the national book award for poetry in 1955. his many books include the negro speaks of rivers; a dreamer learns to share; one-way ticket; the ways of white folks; the big sea; good morning, death; selected poems; simple said; an african dream; the ways of black folk; and let me take you down memory lane. the unbound is publishing hughes’s the ways of white folks in a new translation. they are also publishing his collection of essays, the langston hughes reader. his latest collection is the ways of black folk.
edmund wilson is the author of several acclaimed books, including the triple thinkers, axel’s castle, to the finland station, patriotic gore, the occasional review, the triple thinkers, and the play the crack-up. wilson has edited more than fifty books, including the threepenny review, the triple thinkers, the book of life, the wound and the bow, and the classics revisited. he has also edited george orwell: against the grain.
on china (simon & schuster, 2015)
set against the backdrop of the sino-american rapprochement under presidents nixon and ford, henry kissinger concludes that china today is more important than ever to the united states. new china and the new world order brings together the countries most prominent statesman and policymaker to explain how the rapprochement between washington and beijing has changed the world. he argues that china is now integral to us foreign policy, and that the united states must adapt to the new realities of a relationship with a country that is transforming itself. kissinger continues to argue for closer relations between the united states and china, which have grown in recent years, and for a partnership that reflects the new realities of the contemporary world. the book received the new york times editors choice.
the touchstone book is one of the most prestigious awards of our foundation. in a discussion devoted to touchstone books, carson kelly, from the new york times, said he was impressed by the quality of the manuscripts being nominated for this award. he said that the selection process has become more challenging as times change, with fewer people being able to produce the quality of books that the community wants to honor. he gave an example of the well-known poet ikuko sonokawa, who has received the book of the year award for her many decades of literature and many decades of practicing haiku.
the awards committee reviews the nominated books by at least two members, and suggests titles for honorable mentions. then the entire awards committee reviews and finalizes the shortlist. if there is no consensus on the shortlist, the awards committee asks for a second opinion from at least one other member of the board of trustees. the final decision comes from the board.
all honorable mentions are published in the journal haiku now. if a shortlist includes a nominated book, it is the committee members who offer opinion on the shortlist as a whole, not the publisher of the nominated book. the publisher cannot influence the award.
in recognition of the frequent interest in the awards from people outside the haiku community, the haiku foundation periodically commissions the writing of books on the subject of haiku, which are then published by the foundation as honorable mentions.
the deadline is december 31 of the current calendar year. if your book is published in print and electronic formats, you will receive notification by email, and a pdf version of the book will be posted on the haiku foundation website. the electronic version of your submitted book will be copied and sent to each of the five panel members.