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 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. However, given the COVID-19 crisis and the cancellation of ASN this year, AAUS tentatively plans to honor the prize winners at the AAUS business meeting during this year’s ASEEES in Washington D.C. Please note: The Book Prize competition winner will be announced in September 2020.
The 2019-2020 Prize Winners:
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.
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).
Book Prize competition winner will be announced in September 2020.