The AAUS is pleased to announce prize winners in our three categories (Best Book, Best Article, and Best Translation) in this year’s competition. For this round, works published in 2019 and 2020 were considered. We are delighted to congratulate the winners and we thank members of the three selection committees for their hard work. The AAUS plans to honor the prize winners at the AAUS business meeting that we plan to hold in person during this year’s ASEEES Convention in New Orleans.
Winner: Olena Palko. Making Ukraine Soviet: Literature and Cultural Politics under Lenin and Stalin (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020).
Honorable mention: Vladimir Solonari. A Satellite Empire: Romanian Rule in Southwestern Ukraine, 1941-1944 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019).
Winner: Maria Popova and Daniel J. Beers, “No Revolution of Dignity for Ukraine's Judges: Judicial Reform after the Euromaidan.” Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 28.1 (2020): 113-142.
Honorable mention: Maria Grazia Bartolini, “"Engrave this memory in your heart as if on a tablet...”: Memory, meditation, and visual imagery in seventeenth-century Ukrainian preaching," Canadian Slavonic Papers 62.2 (2020): 154-181.
Winner: Marco Carynnyk, Marta Horban, Halyna Hryn, Askold Melnyczhuk, and Nina Murray for their translation of Oksana Zabuzhko's Your Ad Could Go Here (Amazon Crossing, 2020).
Honorable mention: Maria Rewakowicz for her translation of Mykola Vorobiov's Mountain and Flower: Selected Poems (Lost Horse Press, 2020).