February 23, 2023
THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN PUBLISHERS ANNOUNCES 2023 PROSE AWARD WINNERS FOR EXCELLENCE AND THE R.R. HAWKINS AWARD
Princeton University Press, Scribner, Harvard University Press, and Cambridge University Press Honored with Excellence Awards
Top PROSE Awards Prize, The R.R. Hawkins Award, goes to Princeton University Press’ Spiderweb Capitalism: How Global Elites Exploit Frontier Markets
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) today announced the four Excellence winners of its annual PROSE Awards, which recognize best-in-class scholarly publications in four categories: Biological & Life Sciences, Humanities, Physical Sciences & Mathematics, and Social Sciences.
AAP also announced that the program’s top prize, the prestigious R.R. Hawkins Award, has been awarded to Princeton University Press for Spiderweb Capitalism: How Global Elites Exploit Frontier Markets.
“We are delighted to announce that publications from Princeton University Press, Scribner, Harvard University Press, and Cambridge University Press have been chosen as Excellence Award winners in honor of their extraordinary contributions, and that Princeton University Press has been singled out for the season’s top-most honor, the R.R. Hawkins Awards,” commented Syreeta Swann, Chief Operating Officer at the Association of American Publishers. “We are grateful to the PROSE judges who have worked tirelessly to identify the very best publications of the year, we thank all those who entered, and we congratulate our honorees.”
R.R. Hawkins Awards Winner
“The PUP team is perpetually grateful to be a member of the AAP community, publishers who inspire the very best of us, as do authors like Kimberly Hoang and books like Spiderweb Capitalism,” commented Christie Henry, Director, Princeton University Press. “We are celebrating this wonderful honor with profound gratitude for the PROSE Awards and judges, the incredible contributions of all of the publishers involved, and the collaborations enjoyed by and entrusted to us.”
“Princeton University Press’ Spiderweb Capitalism: How Global Elites Exploit Frontier Markets combines excellent storytelling, clear prose, and impressive academic research to create a truly compelling and enlightening narrative, making it the clear choice for this year’s R.R. Hawkins Award,” PROSE Chief Judge Nigel Fletcher-Jones, PhD, commented.
2023 PROSE Excellence Winners are as follows:
PROSE Award for Excellence in Social Sciences and R.R. Hawkins Award Winner
- Spiderweb Capitalism: How Global Elites Exploit Frontier Markets, Kimberly Kay Hoang, Princeton University Press
PROSE Award for Excellence in Biological and Life Sciences
- The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Scribner
PROSE Award for Excellence in Humanities
- Necropolis: Disease, Power, and Capitalism in the Cotton Kingdom, Kathryn Olivarius, Harvard University Press
PROSE Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences and Mathematics
- Cosmology, Daniel Baumann, Cambridge University Press
About the PROSE Awards
Since 1976, the AAP’s PROSE Awards have recognized publishers who produce books, journals, and digital products of extraordinary merit that make a significant contribution to a field of study.
During the 2023 PROSE cycle our panel of 25 PROSE judges reviewed 540 works to select the subsequent 105 finalists and 40 category winners. Of the 40 exceptional category winners, today’s Area for Excellence Award Winners and R.R. Hawkins Winner illustrate the extraordinary quality of scholarly publishing and contribute novel ideas to their respective areas of study.
More information about the 2023 PROSE Awards can be found here.