The Rights of Women: Reclaiming a Lost Vision by Erika Bachiochi (University of Notre Dame Press, July 2021), has been named a finalist for the 2022 Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s prestigious Conservative Book of the Year award. The annual award from ISI honors a nonfiction book that contributes to the rich debate about key conservative ideas. [Click here to cast your vote for The Rights of Women.] The winner of the Conservative Book of the Year award will be announced in late January 2022 and will be honored at ISI’s annual Conservative Book of the Year award dinner. The winning author receives the ISI’s Paolucci Book Award, in addition to a $10,000 cash prize.
“We are proud to be the publisher of Erika Bachiochi’s original and thought-provoking book,” says Steve Wrinn, Director of Notre Dame Press. “And we are honored,” Wrinn continues, “to be the only university press among a group of distinguished trade publishers in this year’s list of finalists.” This is the second year that a Notre Dame Press book has made the final cut for the Conservative Book of the Year award. Last year’s list of six finalists included Bradley C. S. Watson’s Progressivism: The Strange History of a Radical Idea (University of Notre Dame Press, 2020).
Erika Bachiochi is a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a senior fellow at the Abigail Adams Institute, where she founded and directs the Wollstonecraft Project. She is the editor of Women, Sex, and the Church: A Case for Catholic Teaching and The Cost of “Choice”: Women Evaluate the Impact of Abortion.
The Rights of Women has been widely reviewed and excerpted in Newsweek, Crux, Law and Liberty, First Things, National Review, National Catholic Register, and Fox News, among other publications. It is part of the Catholic Ideas for a Secular World series, edited by O. Carter Snead, director of the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame.
This piece first appeared at undpressnews.nd.edu.