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If you are requesting a review copy of a University of Virginia Press title, please submit your request either via e-mail to Emily Grandstaff at or on your publication's letterhead. Please be sure to include the mailing address to which we should send the review copy.

Please note:

  • We are able to supply gratis review copies only for books published within the last two years.
  • Review copy requests may take up to 4 weeks to process. If you are working under a deadline, please provide that information.
  • Due to the high volume of requests we receive, we are often unable to provide updates on the status of review copy requests.

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  • Glenn Andres and Curtis Johnson have received a Preservation Award from the Preservation Trust of Vermont for their work on the recently published Buildings of Vermont volume. The awards, presented at the Trust’s 20th Annual Historic Preservation & Downtown Conference on May 2, in Island Pont, Vermont, celebrate outstanding contributions in the field of historic preservation and recognize individuals and organizations that have been instrumental to the preservation of Vermont’s historic places.



  • 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.



  • 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.”
  • Lost Communities of Virginia, by Terri Fisher and Kirsten Sparenborg – Preservation Virginia’s 2012 Outstanding Historic Preservation Research Effort Award; 2012 Library of Virginia’s People’s Choice Award for Nonfiction; 2013 Award of Merit by the Leadership in History awards committee of the American Association of State and Local History
  • Journey on the James, by Earl Swift – Donald T. Wright Award for contributions to maritime literature by the Mercantile Library of St. Louis
  • Imagining Mount Athos, by Veronica della Dora – short-listed for the 2012 John D. Criticos Prize by the Hellenic Centre
  • The Horse in Virginia, by Julie Campbell – Library of Virginia Literary Awards People’s Choice Award in Nonfiction; National Federation of Press Women National Contest (First Place)
  • At Home with Apartheid, by Rebecca Ginsburg – Abbott Lowell Cummings Prize by the Vernacular Architecture Forum
  • Tom Paine’s America, by Seth Cotlar – SHEAR (Society for Historians of the Early American Republic) First Book Prize
  • Buildings of Hawaii, by Don Hibbard – Ka Palapala Po’okela Book Award for Excellence in Across the Sea; Historic Preservation Community Service Award (American Society of Interior Designers – Hawaii Chapter)





  • The Horse in Virginia by Julie Campbell First Prize, Virginia Press Women/National Federation of Press Women 2010 Contest
  • Darkroom by Tosha Grantham Gold Medal Winner 2010, Multicultural Nonfiction Adult IPB Award