Story last updated at 12/24/2008 - 10:52 am
JUNEAU - Juneau authors Richard and Nora Dauenhauer have won the 2008 American Book Award for "Anóoshi Lingít Aaní Ká: Russians in Tlingit America - The Battles of Sitka 1802 and 1804 published by Sealaska Heritage Institute and the University of Washington Press in 2008.
The award, given by the Before Columbus Foundation, was created to provide recognition for outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America's diverse literary community. The purpose is to recognize literary excellence without limitations or restrictions. More than a dozen authors this year received the award, which will be formally given Dec. 28 in Berkeley, California.