ARIEL SABAR author   journalist

​    winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

Book and Journalism Awards

• Winner, National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography

    For best autobiography published in the United States in 2008

• Winner, Rodda Book Award  

     For books of writerly excellence that contribute significantly to congregations' spiritual growth

       Church & Synagogue Library Association

• Winner, National award for best profile writing in a city or regional magazine  

     City and Regional Magazine Association (CRMA)

• Winner, Front Page Award for Distinguished Feature Writing  

     Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild

• Winner, Features category, David Pike Excellence in Journalism Award
      For reporting that changes perceptions about homelessness

• Winner, First place, National award for best in-depth newswriting on religion

    American Academy of Religion

* Winner, Third place, National award for excellence in enterprise reporting on religion

    Religion News Association

• Finalist, Nonfiction book category, Dayton Literary Peace Prize
      International award for works of high literary quality that help promote
           ​peace and global understanding

• Finalist, Book Award, Investigative Reporters and Editors

• Finalist, Best Fact Crime Book, Edgar Awards
    Mystery Writers of America

• Finalist, Narrative journalism category, Excellence in Feature Writing Contest   

     American Association of Sunday & Feature Editors 

• Finalist, John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism  

       administered by Columbia Journalism School


• Poynter Fellow in Journalism, Yale University

• Fellow, Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, University of Maryland