2022 Perkins Prize Nominations

2022 Perkins Prize Nominations

Established in 1994, the Perkins Prize honors Barbara Perkins and George Perkins, the founders of both The Journal of Narrative Technique and the Society itself. The prize, awarded to the book making the most significant contribution to the study of narrative in a given year, provides $1,000 plus a contribution of $500 toward the winning author’s expenses for attending the Narrative Conference at which the award will be presented.

The Perkins Prize is conceived as a book prize rather than an author prize. All books on the topic of narrative, whether edited collections, collaboratively written books, or monographs, are eligible to compete. If an edited collection or collaboratively written book is selected, the prize goes to the editor(s) or the collaborators. The winner of the competition for books published in 2020 will be announced at the MLA Convention in Washington, DC, in January 2022, and the prize will be presented at the 2022 International Conference on Narrative in Chichester.

To nominate books with a copyright date of 2020, please send an
email with “Perkins Prize” in the subject line to the chair of the judging committee, Sylvie Patron, sylvie.patron@u-paris.fr. Publisher, third-party, and self-nominations are all appropriate. Copies of books must be sent directly to each of the three judges. Please indicate in the nominating email whether the publisher or the author will send the books. The deadline for receipt of books by the judges is June 1, 2021.

Books should be sent by authors or their publishers directly to each of the three committee members:

Sylvie Patron, Université de Paris, France, personal address: 110 rue des Grands Champs, 75020 Paris, France; sylvie.patron@u-paris.fr.

Liesbeth Korthals Altes, University of Groningen (professor emerita), Netherlands, personal address: Vivienstraat 76, 2582RW Den Haag, Netherlands; e.j.korthals.altes@rug.nl.

Marco Caracciolo, University of Ghent, Belgium, personal address: Bernard Spaelaan 21, 9000 Ghent, Belgium; Marco.Caracciolo@ugent.be.