Category: Book Awards

Amber R. Reed Receives Margaret Mead Award for “Nostalgia after Apartheid”

The University of Notre Dame Press is delighted to announce that Amber R. Reed is the recipient of this year’s Margaret Mead Award for the remarkable applied scholarship that is reflected in her recent book, Nostalgia after Apartheid: Disillusionment, Youth, and Democracy in South Africa. In this engaging book, Reed, an assistant professor of international studies at Spelman College, […]

“Lessons from Walden” Receives APSA Best Book in American Political Thought Prize

The University of Notre Dame Press is delighted to announce that Lessons from Walden: Thoreau and the Crisis of American Democracy by Bob Pepperman Taylor won the American Political Science Association 2020 Section Award for Best Book in American Political Thought. The award will be presented during the APSA annual meeting September 30–October 3, 2021, in Seattle. Bob Pepperman Taylor is […]

Notre Dame Press Books Take Top 2020 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards

On June 17, 2021, Foreword Reviews announced the winners for the 2020 INDIES Book of the Year Awards. Over 2,100 entries were submitted in 55 categories, with Foreword’s editors choosing approximately 9 finalists per genre. Those finalist books were then mailed to individual librarians and booksellers tasked with picking the Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mention winners. Four University of Notre […]

Congratulations to 2021 Catholic Media Association Book Award Winners

University of Notre Dame Press titles received seven Catholic Media Association Book Awards on June 10, 2021, during this year’s Virtual Catholic Media Conference, “Anchored in Hope.” The purpose of the Catholic Media Awards is to acknowledge the outstanding work of its publisher and communication members as they strive to further the mission of the Church. On a daily basis […]

“Spiritual Exercises for a Secular Age” Receives the 2021 CTS Best Book Award

At its annual convention on June 3, the College Theology Society announced that Ryan G. Duns, S.J., assistant professor of theology at Marquette University, received the 2021 CTS Best Book Award for Spiritual Exercises for a Secular Age: Desmond and the Quest for God (University of Notre Dame Press, 2020). The award committee called Duns’s book a “work of high […]

Notre Dame Press Congratulates Our Foreword Reviews Award Finalists

The University of Notre Dame Press is proud to announce that seven of our titles were selected as Foreword INDIES Book Award finalists on March 12, 2021. The awards recognize the best books published in 2020 from small, independent, and university presses. Over 2,000 entries were submitted in 55 categories. Winners are now being decided by teams […]

“Progressivism” by Bradley C. S. Watson Named Finalist for Conservative Book of the Year Award

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) announced the finalists for the prestigious Conservative Book of the Year award on December 2, 2020. They named Bradley C. S. Watson’s Progressivism: The Strange History of a Radical Idea (University of Notre Dame Press, 2020) one of the six finalists. The award recognizes thoughtful books that contribute to the rich debate about […]

2020 Choice Outstanding Academic Titles Go To Notre Dame Press Books

The 2020 Choice Outstanding Academic Titles have been announced and two University of Notre Dame Press books were chosen by the Choice editorial staff from among the over 3,500 titles reviewed by Choice during the past year. Our outstanding works are John Hume in America: From Derry to DC by Maurice Fitzpatrick and March 1917: The Red Wheel, Node III, Book 2 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, translated by Marian […]

“Quill and Cross in the Borderlands” receives International Latino Book Awards

Anna M. Nogar’s book, Quill and Cross in the Borderlands: Sor María de Ágreda and the Lady in Blue, 1628 to the Present, received two awards from the 2020 International Latino Book Awards: first place in the Best History Book category and first place in the Best Religious Book category. The International Latino Book Awards are the largest Latino cultural […]

Tomáš Halík’s “I Want You to Be” Named U.S. Catholic Book Club Feature

This month, the U.S. Catholic Book Club selected international best-selling author and theologian Tomáš Halík’s book, I Want You to Be: On the God of Love, as their featured August title. Originally published in 2016, the University of Notre Dame Press released a paperback edition of the critically acclaimed book in 2019. I Want You to Be received the Catholic Press Association First […]