Finalists for 2015 ASLE Book Awards Announced

Judges have announced the finalists for the 2015 ASLE Book Awards. The ASLE book awards in the areas of ecocriticism and environmental creative writing recognize excellence in the field.

Winners will be announced in early June, and the official presentation will be at the Eleventh ASLE Biennial Conference, to be held at the University of Idaho from June 23-27, 2015. Eligible submissions were books published by ASLE and affiliate members in 2013 and 2014.  Congratulations to our short-listed authors:

Creative Award Finalists:



Bitten: My Unexpected Love Affair with Florida
by Andrew Furman (memoir/essays)



The Small Heart of Things: Being at Home in a Beckoning World
by Julian Hoffman (creative nonfiction)



Dark. Sweet.
by Linda Hogan (poetry)



The Devil’s Cormorant: A Natural History
by Richard J. King (creative nonfiction)



by Brandon Krieg (poetry)



Subduction Zone
by Emily McGiffin (poetry)



Scholarly Award Finalists:

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Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World
by Timothy Morton

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Different Shades of Green: African Literature,
Environmental Justice, and Political Ecology

by Byron Caminero-Santangelo



Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction
edited by Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson



Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination
by Nicole Seymour



Thoreauvian Modernities: Transatlantic Conversations on an American Icon
edited by François Specq, Laura Dassow Walls, and Michel Granger



Animal Bodies, Renaissance Culture
by Karen Raber