Racial Innocence was runner-up for the John Hope Franklin Publication Prize, which the American Studies Association awards every year for "the best-published book in American Studies." Also a runner-up this year was William Gleason's terrific Sites Unseen: Architecture, Race, and American Literature. Because both Racial Innocence and Sites Unseen are part of the NYU Press series, "America and the Long 19th Century," NYU Press threw a celebration at the ASA conference. My friend Brian Herrera snapped this photo of the poster NYU created. (I should have taken some photos at the party, which was awesome, but I didn't think of it until too late.) Thanks to Eric Zinner and NYU Press for continuing to support my book, to the ASA for recognizing my book in the John Hope Franklin Publication Prize competition, to Philip Nel for a great blurb on the poster, and to everyone who came to the party!