The Italian American Studies Association announces the Italian American Studies Association Book Award to be offered even numbered years for a scholarly work and odd numbered years for a creative work. The first award will be presented in November 2016 at our meeting in Long Beach, CA. (The recipient need not be present.) The award of $500 will be presented to an outstanding scholarly contribution to the field of Italian American studies published between June 1, 2014 and June 1, 2016. Works nominated must be authored monographs and must be primarily in English. (Edited collections are not eligible.) Nominations may be made by a publisher or a member in good standing of the IASA. Three copies of the nominated work must be received by June 15, 2016. Please send to: IASA Book Award, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10036. There is no entry fee. Copies, however, will not be returned.