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Book Prize
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The APA alternates giving an award to the best article and book published by a younger scholar in the previous two years. The Book and Article Prizes replace the former Matchette Foundation Book Prize.

Award

The winner of the award will receive $4,000 and be presented with the prize at the APA's Eastern Division Meeting.

Frequency: Every other year in odd years

Award Amount: $4,000

Last Award: 2013

Next Award: 2015

Next Deadline: March 15, 2015

Eligibility

The author must be a "younger scholar," meaning that the author (a) was 40 years of age or younger in the year the book was published, or (b) received his or her Ph.D. 10 or fewer years before the year in which the book was published. The nominee must be a member in good standing of the APA. The APA will contact nominated authors for assurances of eligibility and to secure copies of the nominated book.

Nominations are opened every other spring in odd years for the Book Prize for that year. Books published in the prior two years are eligible. Thus, for 2015, the prize will be awarded to a book published in 2013 or 2014. Eligibility is governed by the year of the book's copyright imprint.

Questions may be directed to prizes@apaonline.org.

Nominations

To be considered for the Book Prize, a book must be nominated by two members of the APA other than the author. A member may nominate only one book. Nominations need only identify the author, title, publisher, and publication date. 

Only members may submit nominations; please sign in to access the nomination form.

To submit a nomination, fill out the nomination form.

Selection Process

The winners will be selected by a committee appointed by the chair of the committee on lectures, publications, and research (LPR), in consultation with LPR committee members.

Previous Awardees

2013

Cara Nine, Global Justice and Territory (Oxford University Press)

Honorable Mentions:

2011

Lisa Bortolotti, Delusions and Other Irrational Beliefs (Oxford University Press)

Honorable Mention: Jonathan Cohen, The Red and the Real: An Essay on Color Ontology (Oxford University Press)

2009

Simon Keller, The Limits of Loyalty (Cambridge University Press)

Honorable Mentions:

2007

Jason Stanley, Knowledge and Practical Interests (Oxford University Press)

Honorable Mentions:

2005

Robert Pasnau, Thomas Aquinas on Human Nature (Cambridge University Press)

Honorable Mentions:

2003

Ted Sider, Four-Dimensionalism: An Ontology of Persistence and Time (Oxford University Press)

2001

Charles Siewert, The Significance of Consciousness (Princeton University Press)

Honorable Mention: Elijah Millgram, Practical Induction (Harvard University Press)

2000

Michael Smith, The Moral Problem (Wiley)

Honorable Mentions:

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