Professor Bill Maxwell has won a 2016 American Book Award for his book "F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature" (Princeton UP, 2015). The American Book Awards, administered by the Before Columbus Foundation since 1980, recognize "outstanding achievement from the entire spectrum of America's diverse literary community." "F.B. Eyes" was also recently shortlisted for the 2016 Modernist Studies Association (MSA) Book Prize.