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Stowe Prize 2022 Nominations

The Stowe Prize recognizes a distinguished book of general adult fiction or nonfiction 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. Programming events for the author and the book are part of the prize.

 

Book Selection guiding principles:

  • A distinguished book of general adult fiction or nonfiction that illuminates a critical social justice issue in contemporary society in the United States
  • A book that is accessible and engaging to a general audience
  • A book that promotes empathy and/or understanding and expands understanding of a cause that impacts humanity
  • A book that engages social issues impacted by racism, and/or gender discrimination
  • A book that highlights the value of diversity to strengthen our communities
  • Priority is given to author(s) who are from populations that have historically faced discrimination or marginalization
  • A book published in 2019, 2020, or 2021.
  • Deadline for submissions: Midnight, Monday, November 15, 2021

    2022 Stowe Prize will be announced in March.