The Working Class Studies Association has awarded Sherry Linkon's book, The Half-Life of Deindustrialization: Working-Class Writing about Economic Restructuring, the C.L.R. James Award for Published Book for Academic or General Audiences.

This award recognizes the best new work in the field of working-class studies and was praised by judges as "a new and bold intervention into the scholarship on working-class literature and culture. With clarity, elegance, and a keen critical eye, Linkon delivers an interpretation of a range of intersectional texts, weaving them together to paint a picture that is both rich in its particularities and inclusive in its scope.”

Congratulations, Sherry!