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MESA 2019 Book Awards
April 1, 2019
Nominations for the Albert Hourani Book Award, the Nikki Keddie Book Award, and the Fatima Mernissi Book Award are made simultaneously. Nominations can be made by either the publisher or the author. Books must be non-fiction scholarly monographs based on original research published in English between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. The Albert Hourani Book Award recognizes a work that exemplifies scholarly excellence and clarity of presentation in the tradition of Albert Hourani. The Nikki Keddie Book Award focuses on exceptional scholarship in religion, revolution, and/or society. The Fatima Mernissi Book Award is given to the best work in studies of gender, sexuality, and women’s lived experience. The author of the Albert Hourani Book Award will receive $1000. The authors of the Nikki Keddie and Fatima Mernissi Book Awards will receive $500 each. In the event of co-winners, prize money will be divided evenly among the winners for that competition. For more information about nominating a book to the above competitions, see MESA Book Awards.
The Roger Owen Book Award recognizes the very best in economics, economic history, or the political economy of the Middle East and North Africa scholarship. Works must be non-fiction scholarly monographs based on original research published in English (works translated from other languages into English will also be considered but will be judged by the same rigorous standards as those for works submitted in English) between April 1, 2017, and March 31, 2019. The author of the single winning book will receive $2000. For more information about submitting to the Owen Book Award, see the guidelines on MESA’s website.