Each year, the Society presents scholars in the field with awards for the best book published the previous year, the best article in Narrative, and the best graduate student paper given at the Annual Conference. In addition and when warranted, the Society also awards The Wayne C. Booth Lifetime Achievement Award to those scholars who have made substantial and sustained contributions to the field of narrative studies.
Below are the current open calls for nominations:
The 2017 Booth Award winner is Marie-Laure Ryan.
Erin James, The Storyworld Accord: Econarratology and Postcolonial Narratives (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2015).
Honorable Mention: Robyn Warhol and Susan S. Lander (eds.), Narrative Theory Unbound: Queer and Feminist Interventions (Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2015).
Eva von Contzen, “Why the Middle Ages Do Not Need the Concept of Social Minds: Exemplarity and Collective Response” (Spring 2015)
Ivan Delazari, Hong Kong Baptist University, “Diegetic Music in Narrative Fiction: Who is Listening, and What is Heard?”