Category Archives: awards

June 1, 2014, is the next application deadline for the NWSA/University of Illinois Press First Book Prize. From the NWSA press release: The National Women’s Studies Association and the University of Illinois Press are pleased to announce a competition for … Continue reading

Carole Boyce-Davies has been named to the long list for the 2014 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones is one of three books nominated in the Non-Fiction category. The Prize covers poetry, fiction, and … Continue reading

One of our most dedicated colleagues at the Press was recognized with a University-wide honor this month. Custodial worker Bill Beckett was named the The Most “Valued” Person (MVP) by University of Illinois Facilities & Services. The award is given to an staff member … Continue reading

Congratulations to author Stephen Wade, who has gained another award for The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience. The book was recently honored with a Deems Taylor Award for outstanding print, broadcast, and new media coverage of … Continue reading

Bluegrass Bluesman: A Memoir by Josh Graves, Edited by Fred Bartenstein has been awarded a Certificate of Merit in the 2013 Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Awards for Excellence category of Best Research in Recorded Country Music. A pivotal member … Continue reading

Stephen Wade’s book, The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience has been awarded Best History in the 2013 The Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Awards for Excellence category of Best Research in Folk, World, … Continue reading

Diane Diekman’s book, Twentieth Century Drifter: The Life of Marty Robbins, will receive the Belmont Country Music Book of the Year Award given by the Mike Curb Entertainment and Music Business Program at Belmont University. The award ceremony will take place during … Continue reading

Larry Eugene Rivers’s recent book Rebels and Runaways: Slave Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Florida has received the Bronze Medal in the Florida Book Awards Nonfiction Category for 2012. Published in July 2012, Rebels and Runaways analyzes the various degrees of slave … Continue reading

Jared Gardner’s recent University of Illinois Press book, The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture has been chosen for the EBSCOhost-RSAP (Research Society for American Periodicals) Book Prize for the best book published over the past two years … Continue reading

Best wishes to Stephen Wade, author of the University of Illinois Press book The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience, whose Smithsonian Folkways CD Banjo Diary is up for a Grammy Award this year. From the Smithsonian Folkways site: Innovative and often … Continue reading