Book Prize 2022: Call for Nominations

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Call for Nominations

To recognize outstanding research by emerging scholars, the Waterloo Centre for German Studies has instituted an annual book prize. Any scholarly monograph by a first-time author that contributes to our understanding of any aspect of the German-speaking world and was published in English anywhere (or in French by a Canadian-based publisher) in 2022 is eligible. The winner will receive CAD $3,000 and an invitation to give a presentation on their work.

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To be eligible, nominations must meet the following criteria:

  • The first non-fiction scholarly monograph by an author will be considered. Co-authored books are eligible for this award (at least 50% of the authors must be first-time authors). Edited anthologies are not eligible.  
  • Nominated books must have a copyright notice indicating 2022 as the year of publication.   
  • Language of publication: The book must be either (1) primarily in English (published anywhere) or (2) primarily in French (published in Canada). Translations are permitted; the original work may have been published prior to the competition year, but it must still be the debut monograph of the scholar in question.  
  • Nomination deadline: March 31st

You will find full details about the WCGS Book Prize on our webpage.