2021 Awards

Scholarly, trade and regional book awards given to University of Minnesota Press books in 2021.

Listed in alphabetical order according to award:

 

African and African-American Studies Center – UC San Diego – Teshome H. Gabriel Award in Africana Studies – Biko’s Ghost

 

American Comparative Literature Association – René Wellek Prize – The Eloquent Screen

 

American Institute for Maghrib Studies – Carl J. Brown Book Prize – Blackness in MoroccoHonorable Mention

 

American Sociological Association – Sex and Gender Section – Distinguished Book Award – Black Boys Apart

 

American Studies Association – Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize – Decarcerating Disabilityfinalist mention

 

Association of American Geographers – AAG Globe Book Award for Public Understanding of Geography – The Death of Asylum

 

Association for Humanistic Sociology - Betty and Alfred McClung Lee Book Award - Border Thinking - honorable mention

 

Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present - ASAP Book Award - Infrastructures of Apocalypse - shortlist

 

CAA - Charles Rufus Morey Book Award - The Speculative City - finalist

 

Canadian Association for Theatre Research – Ann Saddlemyer Award – Hungry Listening

 

Chicago Public Library – Best Informational Books for Younger Readers – Begin with a Bee

 

Children’s Literature Association – Book Award – Playing with the Book

 

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2021 - How the Working Class Home Became Modern, 1900-1940

 

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2021 - Scammer's Yard

 

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2021 - The Invention of Public Space

 

Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) – CCBC Choices (best of the year list) – One Summer Up North

 

Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) – CCBC Choices (best of the year list) – The Range Eternal

 

Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) – CCBC Choices (best of the year list) – The Shared Room

 

Foreword INDIES Award – Nature – Wolf Island

 

Foundation for Landscape Studies – John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize – Invention of Public Space

 

French Association of American Studies - Research Award - Capture

 

International Studies Association – Yale H. Ferguson Book Award – The Politics of Annihilation – honorable mention

 

Kraszna-Krausz Foundation – Kraszna-Kraus Moving Image Awards – Ends of Cinema - longlist

 

Labriola Center – American Indian National Book Award – Hungry Listening

 

Media Ecology Association – Erving Goffman Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Social Interaction – The Responsive Environment

 

Michigan Notable Books Award – Wolf Island

 

Minnesota Book Award – Memoir & Creative Nonfiction – Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify

 

Minnesota Book Award – Minnesota Nonfiction – Minnesota’s Geologist

 

Minnesota Youth Reading Awards (MYRA) – Star of the North Picture Book Award – Johnny’s Pheasant – nominee

 

Modernist Studies Association - MSA Book Award - Happiness by Design - shortlist

 

Modernist Studies Association - MSA First Book Award - Death of Things - honorable mention

 

NAISA – Best First Book Award – Hungry Listening

 

National Council on Public History – Book Award – Standing with Standing Rockhonorable mention

 

Photography Network Book Prize - Documents of Doubt

 

Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature – Trans Care

 

Royal Musical Association - RMA/Cambridge University Press Monograph Prize - Hungry Listening

 

Seminary Co-op - Notable Books of 2021 - Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect

 

Society of Architectural Historians – Spiro Kostof Book Award – The Decorated Tenement

 

Society of Midland Authors – Bernard J. Brommel Award for Biography and Memoir – Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify – Honoree

 

Society for Humanistic Anthropology – Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing – Shaving the Beasts – honorable mention

 

Society for the Study of Social Problems – Racial and Ethnic Minorities Division – Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Book Award – Scammer’s Yard

 

Society for the Study of Social Problems – Racial and Ethnic Minorities Division – Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Book Award – Black Food Mattershonorable mention

 

University of Mary Washington Center – Center for Historic Preservation Book Prize – How the Working-Class Home Became Modern, 1900-1940

 

Vernacular Architecture Forum – Abbott Lowell Cummings Award – How the Working-Class Home Became Modern, 1900-1940

 

Women Writing the West – WILLA Awards – The Streel – finalist

 

World Fantasy Award – Special Award: Professional – The Monster Theory Reader – finalist

 

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