The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and Duke University announce the sixth annual WOLA-Duke Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America. The award honors the best current, non-fiction book published in English on human rights, democracy, and social justice in contemporary Latin America.
The award will be given in the fall of 2013 by WOLA and Duke University at an event in Washington, DC. He or she will also be invited to give a reading at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. The author of the winning book will receive a $1,000 cash prize (in the case of two or more authors, the prize money will be distributed equally among them).
To be eligible, books must meet the following criteria:
Judges will be looking for books that offer important contributions to research on Latin America while also enriching the general public’s understanding of Latin America. The winning book will reflect the standards of originality, high-quality research, and clear writing to which WOLA aspires in its own publications. Judges are drawn from WOLA’s staff and board of directors, Duke University, and the academic community at large.
Please fill out the attached nomination form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominators are also encouraged to send one copy of the book, although this is not required for nomination. No additional supporting materials or reviews are necessary. For books due to be published in 2013 after the entry deadline, nominators should send a pre-publication copy, indicating the publication date.
Please send copies of books to:WOLA-Duke Book Award c/o Kelly McLaughlin Washington Office on Latin America 1666 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20009
Previous Award Recipients:
For more information, contact: Kelly McLaughlin, Washington Office on Latin America, email@example.com 202-797-2171 or Patrick Stawski, Duke University firstname.lastname@example.org 919-660-5823
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