American book award



any of several awards given annually since 1980 to an author whose book is judged the best in its category: administered by the Association of American Publishers.
Abbreviation: ABA, A.B.A.
Contemporary Examples

Paradise Alley won the 2003 James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Best Historical Fiction and the American Book Award.
Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Live In: Kevin Baker’s New York Allen Barra September 22, 2013

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