Literary Prize

The Stowe Prize

The Stowe Prize recognizes a distinguished book of general adult fiction or non-fiction that illuminates a critical social justice issue in contemporary society in the United States. The book must be written by a U.S. author and have been published in the United States during the previous three calendar years. The book should apply informed inquiry, be accessible and engaging to a general audience, and promote empathy and understanding. Because Stowe’s writings challenged slavery and promoted women’s education, social issues impacted by racism and gender discrimination will be prioritized. In making this award, the Stowe Center recognizes the value of diversity to strengthen our communities and encourages submissions by authors from populations that have historically faced discrimination or marginalization.  An award of $10,000 will be conferred on the author of the winning book. For nomination information, click here

2018 WINNER
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
2017 WINNER
Just Mercy
2015 WINNER
A Case for Reparations
2013 WINNER
The New Jim Crow
2011 WINNER
Half the Sky
2011 WINNER
Half the Sky