The American Studies Association held its annual meeting in Toronto, October 8-11, 2015. As usual we enjoyed selling books in our booth and meeting our authors.
The exhibit hall opened Thursday night with the annual Celebration of Authors, and we had much to celebrate: Mireille Miller-Young won the John Hope Franklin prize for her book A Taste for Brown Sugar: Black Women in Pornography and Audra Simpson won the Lora Romero prize for her book Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States. We were also very proud to have Elizabeth Maddock Dillon receive a Finalist Mention for the John Hope Franklin Prize for her book New World Drama and Elisabeth R. Anker receive a Finalist Mention for the Lora Romero prize for her book Orgies of Feeling. We enjoyed drinking a toast to them in the booth.
Some of our other authors celebrated their new books with a party featuring cupcakes decorated with book covers and titles. Cara Caddoo organized a party that honored Marcia Chatelain’s South Side Girls and Kimberly Juanita Brown’s The Repeating Body along with some other great titles. And custom cupcakes were also served for Simone Browne’s Dark Matters. Our books are apparently delicious as well as smart and beautiful!
Lisa Lowe’s new book The Intimacies of Four Continents was one of the most
popular books in our booth, selling out well before the end of the conference. It was the subject of a much-tweeted roundtable at which scholars used the book to prompt a rich and far-ranging discussion on slavery, Asian indentureship in the Caribbean, and the history of liberalism and capitalism.
Here are some of our other authors with their books. You can see more photos on our Facebook page.
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