Shapiro Book Prize

Nominations for the 2023 Shapiro Book Prize (for volumes published in the calendar years 2021 and 2022) are now being accepted, with a closing date of Sept. 1, 2022.

Eligibility criteria are:

  • The book must be the first monograph published by its author.
  • The book must have a publication date between Jan. 1, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2022.
  • The book must be based on original documentary research in some aspect of American history and culture broadly defined.
  • Nominations can only be accepted from the publisher of the volume. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 1, 2022.

Nomination form

Questions may be directed to [email protected]

2021 Shapiro Book Prize Winner

The biennial award of $10,000 for outstanding first monograph in American history and culture goes to Benjamin Francis-Fallon for The Rise of the Latino Vote: A History. Watch the 2021 Shapiro Book Prize lecture.

The Shapiro Book Prize is awarded biennially for an outstanding first scholarly monograph in American political, social, intellectual, or cultural history. Winners receive a $10,000 cash award and are recognized in a ceremony at The Huntington. The inaugural prize was conferred in January 2021.