IASA Book Award: $500

The Italian American Studies Association announces the IASA Book Award offered even numbered years for a scholarly work and odd numbered years for a creative work. The 2019 award will be presented in November 2019 at our meeting in Houston. (The recipient need not be present.) The award of $500 will be presented to an outstanding Italian-American creative work published between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2019. A nominated book must be drama, fiction, memoir, mixed-genre, poetry, or prose, predominantly on an Italian-American theme or subject matter, and 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, 2019. 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. The author and work selected for the 2019 award will be announced on the IASA website by mid-October.

IASA Book Award: Past Winners

2018 Book Award: Samuele F. S. Pardini's In the Name of the Mother: Italian Americans, African Americans, and Modernity from Booker T. Washington to Bruce Springsteen. Dartmouth College P, 2017.

2017 Book Award: Camilla Trinchieri's Seeking Alice. Excelsior Editions, State U. of New York P, 2016.

2016 Book Award: Joseph Sciorra's  Built with Faith: Italian American Imagination and Catholic Material Culture in New York City. U. of Tennessee P, 2015.