University of Chicago Press wins 11 PROSE awards

We are pleased to announce that the University of Chicago Press was the recipient of eleven PROSE awards at this year’s Association of American Publishers/Professional and Scholarly Publishing conference in Washington, D.C., including their top prize, the R.R. Hawkins Award, for Catherine H. Zuckert’s 2009 Plato’s Philosophers: The Coherence of the Dialogues.
The PROSE awards are the American Publisher Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence. According to the award website “the PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in over 40 categories. Judged by peer publishers, librarians, and medical professionals since 1976, the PROSE Awards are extraordinary for their breadth and depth.”
In addition to the R.R. Hawkins Award Zuckert’s Plato’s Philosphers also received the top Award for Excellence in Humanities and the top award in the philosophy category. Other winners include:
Michael Camille’s The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame: Medievalism and the Monsters of Modernity— top prize in the Art & Art History.
Michael Forsberg’s Great Plains: America’s Lingering Wild—top award in the Biological & Life Sciences category.
Cathy Gere’s Knossos and the Prophets of Modernism—top award in the Archeology & Anthropology category.
Lance Grande and Allison Augustyn’s Gems and Gemstones: Timeless Natural Beauty of the Mineral World—top prize, Earth Sciences.
Dominic A. Pacyga’s Chicago: A Biography—honorable mention for the best books in U.S. History & Biography/Autobiography.
Victoria Kirkham and Armando Maggi’s Petrarch: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works—honorable mention for the best books in Literature, Language & Linguistics.
David Gordon White’s Sinister Yogis—honorable mention for the best books in Theology & Religious Studies.
Scott N. Brooks’ Black Men Can’t Shoot—honorable mention for the best books in Sociology & Social Work.
See the complete list of award winners at