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- Michael Nicholls’s book Whispers of Rebellion has been selected as a finalist for the Library of Virginia’s People’s Choice Award for Nonfiction.
- Celeste-Marie Bernier was presented with the British Association for American Studies’ Book Award for her book, Characters of Blood. The award recognizes the best book in American Studies published in the previous year.
- In Death Lamented by Sarah Nehama won the Pictorial Print category in the annual New England Book Show. The book was selected for its design, quality of materials, and workmanship. The judges said of the book: “Good trim size: inviting to pick up and leaf through. Beautiful reproductions. Good choice of fonts; very legible text. Handsomely done. Again, a book crafted to be a beautiful vehicle for its subject matter: the photography almost is scientific—to show the viewer the minute details of very, very small keepsakes holding physical memories (locks of hair, etc.), and rings inscribed in the *inside* of the band—still manages to be beautiful. The typesetting wonderfully balanced with the images, making this a comfortable read for a sometimes uncomfortable subject.”
- Cathy Jean Maloney’s World’s Fair Gardens has been awarded the American Horticultural Society Book Award for 2013. The judges said, “It’s a must-read for those interested in the history of American landscape design.”
- The French-American Foundation and the Florence Gould Foundation have announced that The Color of Power: Racial Coalitions and Political Power in Oakland by Frédérick Douzet and translated by George Holoch is one of five the finalists for the nonfiction category of their 26th Annual Translation Prize for superior English translations of French works published in 2012.
- Charles LaPorte’s Victorian Poets and the Changing Bible is the co-winner of the Northeast Victorian Studies Association’s 2011 Sonya Rudikoff Award for the best Victorian book by a first time author.
- Micheline Nilsen’s manuscript “The Working Man’s Green Space: Allotment Gardens in England, France, and Germany, 1870-1919″ (forthcoming from UVA Press in Spring 2014) won the David R. Coffin Publication Grant from the Foundation for Landscape Studies.
- Edward Adams has been awarded the International Society for the Study of Narrative’s Barbara Perkins and George Perkins Award for his book, Liberal Epic: The Victorian Practice of History from Gibbon to Churchill. The prize is awarded annually to the book that makes the most significant contribution to the study of narrative.
- Ruth Hoberman’s book Museum Trouble received an honorable mention in the 2012 Modernist Studies Association Book Prize. The judges said, “Hoberman develops a fascinating rereading of the emergence of Anglo-American modernism in the complex, yet deeply embedded context of its relations to museum knowledge and culture.”
- C. Dickson (translator of At the Café and The Talisman, by Mohammed Dib) won honorable mention in the MLA’s Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for an Outstanding Translation of a Literary Work. The judges said of her translation, “Dickson’s word choices make prose into poetry, so that even banal events are an active pleasure to read.”
- Congratulations to Terri Fisher, Kirsten Sparenborg, and all involved with Lost Communities of Virginia, which won Preservation Virginia’s 2012 Outstanding Historic Preservation Research Effort Award. The book has also been awarded the 2012 Library of Virginia’s People’s Choice Award for Nonfiction, and the 2013 Award of Merit by the Leadership in History awards committee of the American Association of State and Local History.
- The Nation’s Nature: How Continental Presumptions Gave Rise to the United States of America by James D. Drake has been awarded the 2012 Best Subsequent Book Award from Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society.
- Journey on the James by Earl Swift has won the Donald T. Wright Award for contributions to maritime literature. The prize is offered by the Mercantile Library of St. Louis, the oldest library west of the Mississippi.
- Congratulations to Seth Cotlar, whose book Tom Paine’s America was awarded the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic’s 2012 First Book Prize.
- At Home with Apartheid by Rebecca Ginsburg was awarded the 2012 Abbott Lowell Cummings Prize by the Vernacular Architecture Forum for its significant contribution to the study of vernacular architecture and cultural landscapes of North America.
- Imagining Mount Athos by Veronica della Dora was short-listed for the 2012 John D. Criticos Prize by the Hellenic Centre. The prize recognizes works “inspired by Greece or Hellenic culture from ancient times to modern.”
- Michal Jan Rozbicki’s book Culture and Liberty in the Age of the American Revolution was awarded the 2012 Missouri Conference on History Book Award. The award is presented each year to the best volume on any historical topic written by a Missouri resident.
- Rotunda’s Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson Digital Edition has been named the recipient of the 2011 PROSE Award for Best eProduct in the Humanities. Presented by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers, the PROSE awards recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in more than 40 categories.
- Neil Kodesh’s book Beyond the Royal Gaze: Clanship and Public Healing in Buganda has won the 2011 Herskovits Award. Presented by the African Studies Association, the award is given each year to the most important scholarly work in African studies published in English.
The University of Virginia Press will be exhibiting books and meeting with authors at the following conferences. If you’re attending, please drop by and see us.
Book Expo America (BEA)
May 30-June 1, 2013
New York, NY
Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR)
July 18-21, 2013
St. Louis, MO
American Political Science Association (APSA)
August 29-September 1, 2013
Southern Historical Association
October 31-November 3, 2013
St. Louis, MO
American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature
November 23-26, 2013
American Historical Association
January 2-5, 2014
Modern Language Association
January 9-12, 2014
March 13-15, 2014
American Society for Environmental History
March 12-16, 2014
San Francisco, CA
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
March 20-23, 2014
Society of Architectural Historians
April 9-13, 2014
Organization of American Historians
April 10-14, 2014