Jessica E. Teague (English) has been awarded a 2022 American Book Award (the Walter & Lillian Lowenfels Award for Criticism) for her book, Sound Recording Technology and American Literature, (Cambridge UP, 2021).
The American Book Awards have been around for 43 years and have been awarded to writers across a wide range of genres, including Toni Morrison, Edward Said, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., bell hooks, Don DeLillo, Derrick Bell, Robin D. G. Kelley, Joy Harjo, Tommy Orange, etc. — see other past winners on the book award's website.
From the press release: "The American Book Awards were created to provide recognition for outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community. The purpose of the awards is to recognize literary excellence without limitations or restrictions. There are no categories, no nominees, and therefore no losers. The award winners range from well-known and established writers to under-recognized authors and first works. The awards are not bestowed by an industry organization, but rather are a writers’ award given by other writers."