American Book Award
- GARY GIDDINS, a staff writer for The Village Voice, is the author of three books on music, Riding on a Blue Note, Rhythm-a-ning, and Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker, which won an American Book Award and has been adapted by Giddins as a documentary film. [The Best American Essays 1987 (p. 316). Ticknor & Fields.]
National Book Award
- RABIH ALAMEDDINE's "An Unnecessary Woman was a finalist for the National Book Award 2014" - The Best American Essays 2019, p. 209.
Prix Femina Étranger
- RABIH ALAMEDDINE was "the winner of the prestigious Prix Femina Étranger." - The Best American Essays 2019, p. 209.
Lambda Literary Award
- RABIH ALAMEDDINE's "novel, The Angel of History, won the Lambda Literary Award." - The Best American Essays 2019, p. 209.