Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

San Antonio author Amalia Ortiz wins American Book Award for oral literature

Posted By on Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 10:46 AM

click to enlarge COURTESY OF AZTLAN LIBRE PRESS
  • Courtesy of Aztlan Libre Press
Tejana author, activist and spoken-word artist Amalia Ortiz has been named one of 2020's American Book Award winners.

On Monday, the Before Columbus Foundation announced the winners of the 41st annual awards, which were created to "provide recognition for outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community."



Ortiz received the Oral Literature Award for The Canción Cannibal Cabaret & Other Songs, a book of poetry that doubles as the script for a punk musical, which she debuted in a premiere performance at the Guadalupe Theater last summer.

This year's American Book Award winners will be recognized in an online ceremony on Sunday, October 25.

Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines Newsletter.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

July 28, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation