In the past couple of weeks, our authors have received an impressive number of honors:
Winner of the 2015 Legacy Award, Presidents and Executive Politics Section of the American Political Science Association
- William G. Howell – Power without Persuasion: The Politics of Direct Presidential Action
“The Legacy Award will be given to a living author for a book, essay, or article, published at least 10 years prior to the award year that has made a continuing contribution to the intellectual development of the fields of presidency and executive politics.”
Check the website for additional information about the award.
Winner of the 2015 Otto Gründler Book Prize, The Medieval Institute of Western Michigan University
- Robert Bartlett – Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things? Saints and Worshippers from the Martyrs to the Reformation
The 2015 Otto Gründler Book Prize was awarded this month at the 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It consists of an award of $1,000.00 to the author of a book or monograph in any area of medieval studies that is judged by the selection committee to be an outstanding contribution to its field.
According to James M. Murray, Director of the Medieval Institute, Bartlett’s book was “an easy choice from the more than 25 candidates.”
For information about the award, click here.
2015 Silver Medal Winner in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, World History category
- Adrienne Mayor – The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World
2015 Bronze Medal Winner in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, World History category
- Chris Walsh – Cowardice: A Brief History
The Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY Awards) are sponsored by Jenkins Group Inc. & IndependentPublisher.com
“The ‘IPPY’ Awards were conceived as a broad-based, unaffiliated awards program open to all members of the independent publishing industry, and are open to authors and publishers worldwide who produce books written in English and intended for the North American market.”
The 2015 IPPY Awards announcement is here (see category 57)
The awards ceremony to honor the medalists took place on May 27th in New York City.
Colm Tóibín, author of On Elizabeth Bishop, is one of seven writers who will be inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame in 2015.
“The NYS Writers Hall of Fame was established in conjunction with the Empire State Center for the Book to highlight the rich literary heritage of New York State and to recognize the legacy of individual New York State writers.” The first Gala and Induction Ceremony into the NYS Writers Hall of Fame was held in 2010.
The seven New York State writers to be inducted at the Princeton Club in New York City on June 2nd are: Isaac Asimov, Allen Ginsberg, Ezra Jack Keats, Dawn Powell, Francine Prose, David Remnick, and Colm Tóibín. Click here or here for more information.