Prize-Winning Publications

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Abilene Christian University Press

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University of Akron Press
  • The Book of Endings by Leslie Harrison
    National Book Awards Longlist, 2017

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University of Alabama Press
  • Southern Wonder: Alabama's Surprising Biodiversity by R. Scot Duncan
    Reed Environmental Writing Award, Southern Environmental Law Center, 2014

  • Darkroom by Lila Quintero Weaver
    Notable Book for a Global Society, Children's Literature and Reading Special Interest Group, Intl. Reading Assoc., 2013
    Druid Arts Award: Literary Artist, Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, 2013

  • Linda Perdido by Mac Wellman
    Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize, FC2, 2013

  • Rescuers of Skydivers Search Among the Clouds by Patrick Lawler
    Fiction Award, CNY, 2013

  • The Perfect Lion by Jerry H. Maxwell
    James F. Sulzby Award, Alabama Historical Association, 2013
    Douglass Southall Freeman History Award, Military Order of the Stars and Bars, 2012
    Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest History Book Award, Sons of Confederate Soldiers, Tennessee Division, 2011
    James I. Robertson Jr. Literary Prize, Robert E. Lee Civil War Library and Research Center, 2011

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University of Alaska Press
  • Boots, Bikes, and Bombers by Karen Brewster
    Contributions to Alaska History Award, Alaska Historical Society, 2013

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University of Alberta Press
  • Baba's Kitchen Medicines: Folk Remedies of Ukrainian Settlers in Western Canada by Michael Mucz
    Best Regional Non-Fiction (Bronze), Canada West, Independent Publisher Book Awards, 2013

  • We Gambled Everything: The Life and Times of an Oilman by Arne Nielsen
    Book of the Year, Petroleum History Society, 2013

  • Canadian Folk Art to 1950 by John A. Fleming and Michael J. Rowan; photographs by James A. Chambers
    Gold Award, Art Book, Publishers Association of the West, 2013
    Second Prize, Pictoral, Alcuin Society Citations for Excellence in Book Design in Canada, 2013

  • Game Plan: A Social History of Sport in Alberta by Karen L. Wall
    Second Prize, Prose Non-Fiction Illustrated, Alcuin Society Citations for Excellence in Book Design in Canada, 2013

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American University in Cairo Press
  • Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile edited by Majorie M. Fisher, Peter Lacovara, Salima Ikram, and Sue D'Auria; photographs by Chester Higgins, Jr.
    Archeology & Anthropology Award, PROSE Awards, 2012

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American Historical Association

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American Psychiatric Publishing

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American School of Classical Studies at Athens

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Amsterdam University Press

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University of Arizona Press
  • Leaving Tulsa by Jennifer Elise Foerster
    Finalist, PEN Open Book Award, 2014

  • Milk and Filth by Carmen Gimenez Smith
    NBCC Award Finalist, Poetry, 2013

  • Mañana Means Heaven by Tim Z. Hernandez
    "2013 Must-Read," PRI, 2013
    "What to Read Award," Salon, 2013

  • Corpse Whale by dg nanouk okpik
    American Book Award, Before Columbus Foundation, 2013

  • Stealing Shining Rivers: Agrarian Conflict, Market Logic, and Conservation in a Mexican Forest by Molly Doane
    Best Book on Mexico, Social Sciences, Latin American Studies Association, 2013

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University of Arkansas Press
  • Democracy, Dialogue, and Community Action: Truth and Reconciliation in Greensboro by Spoma Jovanovic
    Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Award, Urban Communication Foundation, 2013
    Sue DeWine Distinguished Scholarly Book Award, 2013
    Award for Case Studies in Communications Ethics, National Communication Association, Communication Ethics Division, 2013

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Athabasca University Press

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Baylor University Press
  • Openings: Acknowledging Essential Moments in Human Communication by Michael J. Hyde
    Honorable Mention, Award for Philosophy of Communication Ethics, National Communication Association, 2013

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Beacon Press
  • A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski
    Stonewall Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award, ALA, 2012

  • Nina Here Nor There by Nick Krieger
    Stonewall Honor Book in Nonfiction, ALA, 2012

  • Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words by Kate Whouley
    Non-Fiction Award, New England Booksellers Association, 2012

  • Ethical Chic by Fran Hawthorne, 2012
    "Best Books of the Year," Library Journal, 2012

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University of British Columbia Press
  • Canadian Yearbook of International Law Series edited by John H. Currie and Rene Provost
    Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing, Canadian Association of Law Libraries, 2013

  • First Person Plural: Aboriginal Storytelling and the Ethics of Collaborative Authorship by Sophie McCall
    Finalist, Canada Prize in the Humanities, Federation for Humanities and Social Sciences, 2013

  • Hunger, Horses, and Government Men: Criminal Law on the Aboriginal Plains, 1870-1905 by Shelley A.M. Gavigan
    Clio Prize, Prairies, Canadian Historical Association, 2013
    Honorable Mention, John A. Macdonald Prize, Canadian Historical Association, 2013

  • Standing Up with Ga'axsta'las: Jane Constance Cook and the Politics of Memory, Church, and Custom by Leslie A. Robertson with the Kwagu'l Gixsam Clan
    Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin Prize, American Society for Ethnohistory, 2013
    Finalist, Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize, BC Book Prizes, 2013
    Aboriginal History Prize, Canadian Historical Association, 2013
    CLIO Prize, British Columbia, Canadian Historical Association, 2013

  • Try to Control Yourself: The Regulation of Public Drinking in Post-Prohibition Ontario, 1927-44 by Dan Malleck
    CLIO Prize, Ontario, Canadian Historical Association, 2013
    Best Health and Drinks Book, Canada/English, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, 2013

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Brookings Institution Press

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University of Calgary Press
  • L'Alberta Autophage: Identités, mythes et discours du pétrole dans l'Ouest canadien by Dominique Perron
    French Nonfiction Finalist, Governor General's Literary Awards, 2013

  • The Reindeer Botanist: Alf Erling Porsild, 1901-1977 by Wendy Dathan
    Clio Prize, The North, 2013

  • The Reindeer Botanist: Alf Erling Porsild, 1901-1977 by Wendy Dathan
    Scholarly and Academic Book of the Year, Alberta Book Awards, 2013

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University of California Press
  • Tasting French Terroir: The History of an Idea by Thomas Parker
    Best Food Writing Book (USA), Gourmand World Cookbook Awards2015
  • Fourteen titles from University of California Press were awarded Outstanding Academic Title, CHOICE, 2015
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  • Creating a Common Polity: Religion, Economy, and Politics in the Making of the Greek Koinon by Emily Mackil
    Goodwin Award, Society for Classical Studies2015
  • Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests: The Culture of the Talmud in Ancient Iran by Jason Sion Mokhtarian
    Finalist—Scholarship, National Jewish Book Awards2015
  • Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests: The Culture of the Talmud in Ancient Iran by Jason Sion Mokhtarian
    Finalist—Scholarship, National Jewish Book Awards2015
  • Cuisine & Empire: Cooking in World History by Rachel Laudan
    Culinary History Award, Intl. Assoc. of Culinary Professionals, 2014

  • Disarming Words: Empire and the Seductions of Translation in Egypt by Shaden M. Tageldin
    Harry Levin Prize, American Comparative Literature Association, 2013

  • The Cookbook Library: Four Centuries of the Cooks, Writers, and Recipes That Made the Modern Cookbook by Anne Willan, Mark Cherniavsky
    Jane Grigson Award, International Association of Culinary Professionals, 2013
    Reference and Scholarship Finalist, James Beard Foundation Awards, 2013
    Culinary History Award Finalist, International Association of Culinary Professionals, 2013

  • A People's Guide to Los Angeles by Laura Pulido, Laura Barraclough, and Wendy Cheng
    AAG Globe Book Award, Association of American Geographers, 2013
    SCIBA Book Award, SoCal Independent Booksellers, 2013

  • The Hakka Cookbook: Chinese Soul Food from around the World by Linda Lau Anusasananan
    Best Chinese Cookbook in the World, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, 2013

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Cambridge University Press
  • The Literature of the Holocaust by Alan Rosen, ed.
    Finalist—Anthologies and Collections, National Jewish Book Awards, 2015
  • International Law and the Arctic by Michael Byers
    Donner Prize, 2014

  • Social Variation and the Latin Language by J.N. Adams
    Award for Excellence in Language & Linguistics, PROSE Awards, 2013

  • The Body in History: Europe from the Paleolithic to the Future edited by John Robb and Oliver J.T. Harris
    Award for Excellence in Social Sciences, PROSE Awards, 2013
    Award for Excellence in Archaeology and Anthropology, PROSE Awards, 2013

  • A Cultural History of the Atlantic World, 1250 to 1820 by John Thornton
    Jerry Bentley Book Prize, World History Association, 2013

  • The Politics of Gender in Victorian Britain: Masculinity, Political Culture and the Struggle for Women's Rights by Ben Griffin
    Whitfield Prize, Royal Historical Society, 2013

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Carnegie Mellon University Press

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Catholic University of America Press

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University of Chicago Press
  • Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North by Peter John Brownlee, Sarah Burns, Diane Dillon, Daniel Greene, and Scott Manning Stevens
    Award for Excellence in Art Exhibitions, PROSE Awards, 2013

  • A Naked Singularity by Sergio de la Pava
    Robert W. Bingham Prize, PEN, 2013

  • Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment by Daniela Bleichmar
    History of Science, Medicine & Technology Award, PROSE Awards, 2012

  • Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations by David Ferry
    National Book Award, Poetry, 2012
    Finalist, Poetry, National Book Critics Circle, 2012

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Chinese University Press

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University Press of Colorado
  • Books, Bluster and Bounty by Susan Swetnam
    Book of the Year, Idaho Library Association, 2012

  • Colorado Women by Gail M. Beaton
    WILLA Literary Awards Finalist, Women Writing the West, 2013
  • Santa Rita del Cobre by Christopher J. Huggard and Terrence M. Humble
    Clark C. Spence Award, Mining History Association, 2011-2012

  • The House on Lemon Street by Mark Rawitsch
    Crader Family Book Prize in American Values, Southeast Missouri State University, 2012

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Columbia University Press
  • Craving Earth: Understanding Pica: The Urge to Eat Clay, Starch, Ice, and Chalk by Sara Young
    Margaret Mead Award, Society for Applied Anthropology and American Anthropological Association, 2013

  • Atlas: The Archaeology of an Imaginary City by Dung Kai-cheung, translated by Anders Hansson, Bonnie S. McDougall, and Dung Kai-cheung
    Science Fiction and Fantasy Translation Award, 2013

  • Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict by Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan
    Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, 2013

  • American Showman: Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1935 by Ross Melnick
    Book of the Year, Theatre Historical Society of America, 2013

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Cork University Press
  • James Barry’s Murals at the Royal Society of Arts: Envisioning a New Public Art by William L. Pressly
    William MB Berger Prize for British Art History, The British Art Journal, 2015
  • Black Magic and Bogeymen: Fear, Rumour and Popular Belief in the North of Ireland 1972-74 by Richard Jenkins
    The Katharine Briggs Lecture and Award 2015, The Folklore Society, 2015
  • Ancestral Imprints: Histories of Irish Traditional Music and Dance by Therese Smith
    Certificate of Merit: Research in Recorded Folk, World, or Ethnic Music, Association for Recorded Sound Collections, 2013

  • Transforming 1916: Meaning, Memory and the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Easter Rising by Roisín Higgins
    James Donnelly Sr. Prize for History and Social Science, American Conference for Irish Studies, 2013

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Cornell University Press
  • Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kis by Mark Thompson
    NBCC Award Finalist, Biography, 2013

  • Capital, Coercion, and Postcommunist States by Gerald M. Easter
    Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, 2013
    Ed A. Hewett Book Prize, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, 2013

  • Dividing Citizens: Gender and Federalism in New Deal Public Policy by Suzanne Mettler
    Martha Derthick Best Book Award, American Political Science Assn, Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations Section, 2013

  • The Universe Unraveling: American Foreign Policy in Cold War Laos by Seth Jacobs
    James P. Hanlan Book Award, New England Historical Association, 2013

  • Putting the Barn Before the House by Grey Osterud
    Theodore Saloutos Memorial Award, Agricultural History Society, 2013

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Duke University Press
  • Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence by Christina B. Hanhardt
    Lambda Literary Award, LGBT Studies, 2014

  • Unspeakable Violence: Remapping U.S. and Mexican National Imaginaries by Nicole Guidotti-Hernández
    Prize in United States Latina/Latino and Chicana/Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies, MLA, 2013

  • Beyond the Lettered City: Indigenous Literacies in the Andes by Joanne Rappaport and Tom Cummins
    Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize, MLA, 2013

  • Public Culture
    Co-winner, Phoenix Award, Council of Editors of Learned Journals, 2013

  • Water: History, Power, Crisis
    Co-winner, Phoenix Award, Council of Editors of Learned Journals, 2013

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Duquesne University Press

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University Press of Florida
  • "An Emblem of Distinction: The Politics of Disability Entitlement, 1940-1950" by Audra Jennings
    Veterans' Policies, Veterans' Politics: New Perspectives on Veterans in the Modern United States
    James Madison Prize, Society for History in the Federal Government, 2013
    Outstanding Article Award, Disability History Association, 2013

  • God's Fields: Landscape, Religion, and Race in Moravian Wachovia by Leland Ferguson
    James Deetz Book Award, The Society for Historical Archaeology, 2014

  • Communists and Perverts under the Palms: The Johns Committee in Florida, 1956-1965 by Stacy Braukman
    Willie Lee Rose Prize, Southern Association for Women Historians, 2013

  • The Triumph of the Antebellum Free Trade Movement by William Belko
    Best Subsequent Book, Phi Alpha Theta, 2013

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Fordham University Press
  • The Pain of Reformation: Spenser, Vulnerability, and the Ethics of Masculinity by Joseph Campana
    South Central Modern Language Association Book Award, 2013

  • In the Name of Italy: Nation, Family, and Patriotism in a Fascist Court by Maura Hametz
    Smith Prize, Southern Historical Association, 2013

  • Jesuit and Feminist Education: Intersections in Teaching and Learning for the Twenty-first Century edited by Jocelyn M. Boryczka and Elizabeth A. Petrino
    Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award, 2013

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