Browse Award Winners



Women at Work in Twenty-First-Century European Cinema

• Honorable Mention, Laura Shannon Prize, Nanovic Institute for European Studies, 2022

Author: Barbara Mennel

Reimagining Liberation

• A Cite Black Women Top Non-Fiction of 2019 Book
• A Black Perspectives Best Black History Book of 2020
• MLA Prize for a First Book, Modern Language Association, 2021
• Honorable Mention, Eugen Weber Book Award, 2022

Author: Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel

Music as Mao's Weapon

• Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2022

Author: Lei X. Ouyang

Always the Queen

A Chicago Sun-TimesMust-Read Book
• Winner, Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Book Award in Pop Music, ASCAP Foundation, 2022

Author: Denise LaSalle, with David Whiteis

Exploring the Land of Lincoln

• Winner, Superior Achievement Award, Illinois Sate Historical Society, 2022

Author: Charles Titus

The Lady Swings

•A Variety Best Music Book of 2021
• Honored during the "In Memoriam" segment of the Grammy Awards, 2022
• Certificate of Merit, Best Historical Research in Recorded Jazz, ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, 2022
• Finalist, Book of the Year About Jazz: Biography and Autobiography, Jazz Journalists Association (JJA), 2022

Author: Dottie Dodgion and Wayne Enstice

Unlikely Angel

• Audiobook (Tantor Media), Earphone Award Winner, AudioFile Magazine, 2021
• Winner, Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Book Award in Pop Music, ASCAP Foundation, 2022

Author: Lydia R. Hamessley

Being La Dominicana

• Winner, Haiti-Dominican Republic Section, Isis Duarte Book Prize, Latin American Studies Association, 2022

Author: Rachel Afi Quinn

The House That Madigan Built

• Honorable Mention, Traditional Nonfiction, Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year, 2022

Author: Ray Long

Eugene England

• Special Award in Nonfiction, Association for Mormon Letters, 2022

Author: Kristine L. Haglund

Tania Leon’s Stride

• Bronze Medal, Best Biography in English, International Latin Book Awards, 2022
• Honorable Mention, Portia K. Maultsby Prize, The Society for Ethnomusicology, 2022

Author: Alejandro L. Madrid

Industrial Strength Bluegrass

• Finalist, Best Historical Research in Recorded Country, Folk, World or Roots Music, ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, 2022

Author: Edited by Fred Bartenstein and Curtis W. Ellison

Unbinding Gentility

• Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2022

Author: Candace Bailey

Punks in Peoria

• Winner, Russell P. Strange Memorial Book of the Year Award, Illinois State Historical Society, 2022

Author: Jonathan Wright and Dawson Barrett

Movie Workers

• Winner, Best Monograph Prize, British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS), 2022
• Winner, Richard Wall Memorial Award Special Jury Prize, Theatre Library Association, 2022

Author: Melanie Bell

Surviving Southampton

• James H. Broussard Best First Book Prize, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR), 2022

Author: Vanessa M. Holden

Americanaland

• Finalist, Best Historical Research in Recorded Country, Folk, World or Roots Music, ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, 2022

Author: John Milward

The Poetics of Difference

• Winner, William Sanders Scarborough Prize, Modern Language Association, 2022

Author: Mecca Jamilah Sullivan

Movie Mavens

• Finalist, Richard Wall Memorial Book Award, Theatre Library Association, 2022

Author: Edited by Richard Abel

For a Just and Better World

• Winner, Philip Taft Labor History Book Award, ILR School at Cornell University in cooperation with the Labor and Working-Class History Association, 2022

Author: Sonia Hernández

Homer Rodeheaver and the Rise of the Gospel Music Industry

• Winner, Best History, Best Historical Research in Recorded Blues, Gospel, Soul, Hip-Hop or R&B, ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, 2022

Author: Kevin Mungons and Douglas Yeo

Journalism and Jim Crow

• Winner, Book of the Year Award, American Journalism Historians Association, 2022
• Winner, Best Journalism and Mass Communication History Book, History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2022
• Finalist, Tankard Book Award, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), 2022
• Winner, Eugenia M. Palmegiano Prize, American Historical Association, 2022

Author: Edited by Kathy Roberts Forde and Sid Bedingfield

Peace Be Still

• Certificate of Merit, Best Historical Research in Recorded Blues, Gospel, Soul, Hip-Hop or R&B, ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, 2022
• Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2022

Author: Robert M. Marovich

Cheffes de Cuisine

• Works of Distinction, LDEI M.F.K. Fisher Prize for Excellence in Culinary Media Content, 2022

Author: Rachel E. Black

Vardis Fisher

• Award for Best Mormon Criticism, Association for Mormon Letters, 2022

Author: Michael Austin