J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards available [Worldwide]

Posted on Nov 26, 2021 in Specialized Topics

Writers and authors of nonfiction books can compete for cash prizes.

Columbia University is accepting applications for the J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards, which recognizes excellence in nonfiction that exemplifies the literary grace and commitment to serious research and social concern.  Four awards are given: two J. Anthony Lukas Work-In-Progress Awards, the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize and the Mark Lynton History Prize.

The J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Awards gives US$25,000 annually to aid in the completion of a significant work of nonfiction on a topic of American political or social concern.  No entry fee is required.

The J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize awards US$10,000 annually to a book­-length work of narrative nonfiction on a topic of American political or social concern.

The Mark Lynton History Prize awards US$10,000 to a book­-length work of history on any topic that best combines intellectual distinction with felicity of expression.

A US$75 entry fee per book is required for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize and the Mark Lynton History Prize.

The deadline is Dec. 9.