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Alexander Herzen, trans. Kathleen Parthé, A Herzen Reader
Winner, 2013 AATSEEL Book Prize for Best Scholarly Translation into English

Randolph L. Braham, The Geographical Enyclopedia of the Holocaust in Hungary
Winner, 2013 National Jewish Book Award in the Holocaust category

Maurine Beasley, Women of the Washington Press: Politics, Prejudice, and Persistence
Winner, 2012 Frank Luther Mott/Kappa Tau Alpha Research Award

Manuel Ramos, Blues for the Buffalo
First Prize, Suspense/Mystery category, 2013 Third Annual Latino Books into Movies Awards

Dante Alighieri, Vita Nova. Translator, Andrew Frisardi
Recipients, 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship
 
Bruce Weigl, The Abundance of Nothing
Finalist, 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
 
Heidy Steidlmayer, Fowling Piece
Winner, 2013 Kate Tufts Discovery Award
 
Michael Alenyikov, Ivan & Misha
2011 Northern California Book Award for Fiction
2013 Gina Berriault Award from San Francisco State University
 
A. E. Stallings, Olives
Finalist, 2012 NBCC Award, in the Poetry category
 
David Koker, At the Edge of the Abyss: A Concentration Camp Diary, 1943–1944
Finalist, 2012 National Jewish Book Award, in the Holocaust category
 
Heidy Steidlmayer, Fowling Piece 
Winner, 2012 John C. Zacharias First Book Award for best debut book by a Ploughshares writer
 
L.S. Asekoff, Freedom Hill
Winner, 2012 Witter Bynner Award and Fellowship
 
José Donoso, The Lizards Tale. Translator, Suzanne Jill Levine
Winner, 2012 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Translation
 
Nikky Finney, Head Off & Split
Winner, 2011 National Book Award for Poetry
Winner, 2012 GLCS Award for Poetry
Winner, 2012 SIBA Book Award for Poetry
Nominee, 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry

Jehanne Dubrow, Stateside
Winner, Individual Artists Award from the Maryland State Arts Council
Winner, 2012 Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America and First Prize, 2011 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Award for Poems on the Jewish Experience (for her manuscript-in-progress, The Arranged Marriage)
 
Ilya Ilf, Evgeny Petrov, The Twelve Chairs. Translator, Anne O. Fisher 
Winner, 2012 Northern California Book Award for Fiction in Translation
 
Katherine Karlin, Send Me Work
Winner, 2011 Balcones Fiction Prize
 
A. E. Stallings, Olives
Recepient, 2011 MacArthur Fellowship and Guggenheim Fellowship
 
Bruce Norris, Clybourne Park (featured in Reimagining A Raisin in the Sun): Four New Plays
Winner, 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Winner, 2012 Tony Award for Best Play
 
Stephen Karam, Sons of the Prophet
Finalist, 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Winner, 2012 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play
Winner, 2012 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play

Herta Müller, Traveling on One Leg and The Land of Green Plums
Winner, 2009 Nobel Prize for Literature
 
Martin Duberman, The Worlds of Lincoln Kirstein
Finalist, 2008 Pulitzer Prize
(Original hardcover published by Knopf in April 2007)
 
A.E. Stallings, Hapax
Winner, 2008 Poet’s Prize
Winner, 2008 Benjamin H. Danks Award
 
Meena Alexander, Quickly Changing River. Raw Silk. Illiterate Heart
Recipient, 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship
 
Val Vinokur, The Trace of Judaism: Dostoevsky, Babel, Mandelstam, Levinas
Recepient, 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship
 
Northwestern University Press Chicago Lives Series
Winners of the 2007 The Hyde Park Historical Society Paul Cornell Award
Robert J. Blakely Earl B. Dickerson: A Voice for Freedom and Equality
Timuel D. Black, Jr., Bridges of Memory: Chicagos First Wave of Black Migration
Leon M. Despres, Challenging the Daley Machine: A Chicago Aldermans Memoir
Truman K. Gibson Jr., Knocking Down Barriers: My Fight for Black America

Eric Bentley, Bentley on Brecht. The Kleist Variations: Three Plays. Monstrous Martyrdoms: Three Plays. Pirandello Plays
Winner, 2007 The Robert Chesley Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award in Playwriting

Antonio Fava, The Comic Mask in the Commedia dell'Arte: Actor Training, Improvisation, and the Poetics of Survival
Winner, 2007 Thirty-Seventh Annual University and College Designers Association Cover Design Award

Patrick S. Washburn, The African American Newspaper: Voice of Freedom
Winner, 2007 Tankard Award

Adrian C. Louis, Logorrhea
Finalist, 2007 Los Angeles Times Book Prize
Heather Raffo’s 9 Parts of Desire
Winner, 2007 Chicago Book Clinic Awards Crystal Book Award for Excellence in Design

Rick Kogan and Charles Osgood, Sidewalks: Portraits of Chicago
Honorable Mention, 2007 Chicago Book Clinic Awards Crystal Book Award for Excellence in Design

Bruce Weigl, What Saves Us. Sweet Lorain. After the Others
Winner, 2006 Lannan Foundation Award for Poetry

Eric Bentley, Bentley on Brecht. The Kleist Variations: Three Plays. Monstrous Martyrdoms: Three Plays. Pirandello Plays
Winner, 2006 International Association of Theatre Critics Thalia Prize

Alexander Polikoff, Waiting for Gautreaux: A Story of Segregation, Housing, and the Black Ghetto
Winner, 2006 The American Lawyer Lifetime Achievement Award

Truman K. Gibson Jr., Knocking Down Barriers: My Fight for Black America
Winner, 2006 Illinois State Historical Society Book Award Certificate of Excellence

Leon M. Despres, Challenging the Daley Machine: A Chicago Aldermans Memoir
Winner, 2006 Illinois State Historical Society Book Award

Richard Stern, Almonds to Zhoof: Collected Stories
Honorable Mention, 2006 The Society of Midland Authors Adult Fiction Award

Eric Bentley, Bentley on Brecht. The Kleist Variations: Three Plays. Monstrous Martyrdoms: Three Plays. Pirandello Plays
Winner, 2006 Village Voice OBIE Awards Lifetime Achievement Award

Timuel D. Black Jr., Bridges of Memory: Chicagos First Wave of Black Migration
Winner, 2006 Jewish Council on Urban Affairs Courageous Voices Award

Lloyd Wendt and Herman Kogan, Lords of the Levee: The Story of Bathhouge John and Hinky Dink and Big Bill of Chicago
Winner, 2006 Illinois State Historical Society Book Award Certificate of Excellence

Joe Meno, Bluebirds Used to Croon in the Choir
Winner, 2006 The Society of Midland Authors Adult Fiction Award

Paquito DRivera, My Sax Life: A Memoir
Winner, 2005 National Medal of Arts

Richard Christiansen, A Theater of Our Own: A History and a Memoir of 1,001 Nights in Chicago
Winner, 2005 Illinois State Historical Society Book Award for Superior Achievement

Yuri Andrukhovych, Perverzion (translated by Michael M. Naydan)
Winner, 2005 American Association of Ukrainian Studies Translation Award

Peter Esterhazy, The Book of Hrabal, The Glance of Countess Hahn-Hahn (down the Danube)
Winner, 2004 German Publishers and Booksellers Association Peace Prize

Timuel D. Black Jr., Bridges of Memory: Chicagos First Wave of Black Migration
Winner, 2004 Gwendolyn Brooks Award for Achievement in the Arts & Letters
Winner, 2004 Illinois State Historical Society Book Award for Superior Achievement
Winner, 2004 Jean Block Award

Claude Simon, The Jardin des Plantes (translated by Jordan Stump)
Finalist, 2002 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Translation

Steven Crowell, Husserl, Heidegger, and the Space of Meaning: Paths Toward Transcendental Phenomenology
Winner, 2002 Edward Goodwin Ballard Prize

Meena Alexander, Illiterate Heart
Winner, 2002 PEN Open Book Award

C. Dale Young, The Day Underneath the Day
Finalist, 2002 Norma Farber First Book Award

Viacheslav Ivanov, Selected Essays (translated by Robert Bird, edited by Michael Wachtel)
Winner, 2002 AATSEEL Award for Best Translation into English

Imre Kertesz, Fateless and Kaddish for a Child Not Born
Winner, 2002 Nobel Prize for Literature

Claude Simon, The Jardin des Plantes (translated by Jordan Stump)
Winner, 2001 French-American Foundation Translation Prize

Marina Tsvetaeva, The Ratcatcher (translated by Angela Livingstone)
Winner, 2000 Heldt Translation Prize

Dan Zahavi, Self-Awareness and Alterity: A Phenomenological Investigation
Winner, 2000 Edward Goodwin Ballard Prize

Kathleen Hill, Still Waters in Niger
1999 New York Times Book Review Notable Books

Herta Muller, The Land of Green Plums
Finalist, 1999 Dublin IMPAC Literary Award

Lala Fishman and Steven Weingartner, Lalas Story: A Memoir of the Holocaust
Winner, 1998 Carl Sandburg Award

Kathleen Hill, Still Waters in Niger
Finalist, 1998 Dublin IMPAC Literary Award

Pamela White Hadas, Self-Evidence: A Selection of Verse, 1977-1997
Finalist, 1998 National Book Critics Circle Awards

Rafael Alberti, To Painting (translated by Carolyn Tipton)
Finalist, 1998 National Translation Prize

Josef Hirsal, A Bohemian Youth (translated by George Hochfield)
Finalist, 1998 PEN Center West Translation

Giampiero Carocci, The Officer’s Camp (translated by Michael Henry Heim)
Finalist, 1998 PEN Center West Translation

Ted Anton, Eros, Magic  and the Murder of Professor Culianu
Winner, 1997 Carl Sandburg Award

William Meredith, Effort at Speech: New and Selected Poems
Winner, 1997 National Book Award for Poetry

Isaac Levendel, Not the Germans Alone: A Son’s Search for the Truth of Vichy
Winner, 1997 Prix Fanco-European Prize

Liza Knapp, The Annihilation of Inertia: Dostoevsky and Metaphysics
Winner, 1996 AATSEEL Outstanding Translation Award

Peter Esterhazy, The Book of Hrabal
1995 New York Times Book Review Notable Books

Dubravka Ugresic, Fording the Stream of Consciousness
1993 New York Times Book Review Notable Books

Fyodor Dostoevsky, A Writers Diary: Volume I (translated by Kenneth Lantz)
Winner, 1993 AATSEEL Outstanding Translation Award

Ignacy Krasicki, The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom (translated by Thomas H. Hoisington)
Winner, 1993 PEN Translation Prize

Imre Kertesz, Fateless
1992 Fifty Best Books by Publishers Weekly

Peter Hayes, Lessons and Legacies I: The Meaning of the Holocaust in a Changing World
Winner, 1992 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award

Linda McCarriston, Eva-Mary
Finalist, 1991 National Book Award for Poetry

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