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The  AAUS awards annual prizes in three categories: Prize for the Best Book and Prize for the Best Article in the field of Ukrainian history, politics, language, literature and culture published in English, and Prize for Best Translation of a book-length literary work from Ukrainian into English. While nominations and self-nominations do not require AAUS membership, prize winners must be current members of the AAUS to receive the award. Awards are usually presented at the AAUS business meeting held during the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) annual convention which takes place in early May at Columbia University in New York City.

The 2018-2019 Prize Winners:

Book prize:
Winner: Andriy Zayarnyuk, "Lviv's Uncertain Destination: A City and Its Train Terminal from Franz Joseph I to Brezhnev" (University of Toronto Press, 2019).
Honorable mention: Tamara Hundorova, "The Post-Chornobyl Library: Ukrainian Postmodernism of the 1990s" (Academic Studies Press, 2019).
Honorable mention: Jeffrey S. Kopstein and Jason Wittenberg, "Intimate Violence: Anti-Jewish Pogroms on the Eve of the Holocaust" (Cornell University Press, 2019).

Article prize:
Winner: Valeria Sobol, “Tis Eighty Years Since: Panteleimon Kulish’s Gothic Ukraine," Slavic Review (2019), v. 78, n. 2.
Honorable mention: Rory Finnin, "'A Bridge Between Us’: Literature in the Ukrainian-Crimean Tatar Encounter," Comparative Literature Studies (2019), v. 56, n. 2.

Translation prize:
Winner: Ostap Kin for New York Elegies: Ukrainian Poems on the City, edited and with an introduction by Ostap Kin (Academic Studies Press, 2019).
Honorable mention: Olena Jennings and Iryna Shuvalova for "Pray to the Empty Wells," Poems by Iryna Shuvalova, translated from Ukrainian by Olena Jennings and Iryna Shuvalova (Lost Horse Press, 2019).