About Us


The South Asia Book Award, administered by the South Asia National Outreach Consortium, is given annually for up to three outstanding works of literature, from picture books to young adult novels, which accurately and skillfully portray the experience of individuals living in South Asia, or of South Asians living in other parts of the world. Honor Books and Highly Commended Books will also be recognized by the award committee for their contribution to this body of literature on the region.

The South Asia Book Award (SABA) was established in 2010 as a project of the South Asia National Outreach Consortium (SANOC). For a list of SANOC members, please click here.

SABA is co-administered by the Center for South Asia and the Institute for Regional and International Studies National Resource Center (IRIS NRC) at UW-Madison. Please contact saba@southasia.wisc.edu for inquiries.

If you are interested in making a donation to SABA, please contact us.

Andrea Fowler

Position title: Assistant Director, Center for South Asia

Essie Lenchner

Position title: Assistant Director, IRIS NRC