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. AAUS plans to honor the award winners during AAUS business meeting to be held during the ASEEES annual convention which will takes place in November 2020 in New Orleans.
The 2019-2020 Prize Winners:
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).