Tyehimba Jess of New York City won the 82nd annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in poetry for his collection Olio (Wave Books). He received $10,000. Peter Ho Davies of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Karan Mahajan of Austin, Texas, split the award in fiction; Davies won for his novel The Fortunes (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), and Mahajan won for his novel The Association of Small Bombs (Viking). They each received $5,000. Margot Lee Shetterly of Charlottesville, Virginia, won the award in nonfiction for her book Hidden Figures: The
American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race (William Morrow). She received $10,000. Fiction and nonfiction writer Isabel Allende of San Francisco won the Lifetime Achievement Award. She received $10,000. Rita
Dove, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Joyce
Carol Oates, Steven Pinker, and Simon Schama judged. The annual awards are given to honor books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction published in the previous year that “confront racism and examine diversity.” The next deadline is December 31.