Book History Essay Prize

Book History‘s annual “Greenspan-Rose Prize” is given to the best article in that year’s volume whose author was a graduate student at the time the essay was first submitted. Winners receive $500 and recognition at SHARP’s Annual General Meeting.

Formerly the “Graduate Student Essay Prize,” the award was renamed as of the 25th anniversary volume to honor Book History founding editors Ezra Greenspan and Jonathan Rose. Both eminent book historians in their own right, in their role as journal editors Greenspan and Rose gave extraordinary attention to mentoring young scholars and graduate students. The current editors of Book History are equally devoted to fostering the careers of new and emerging members of the profession.

2022 Book History Essay Prize Winner

The winner of the 2022 prize is Jennifer Manoukian, for her article “Literary Translation and the Expansion of the Ottoman Armenian Reading Public, 1853–1884” in volume 25, issue 1.

Jennifer Manoukian is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a literary translator from Western Armenian. She has an M.A. in Armenian education from Columbia University (2014), and has published both studies and translations of several important Armenian writers. Her research interests include Ottoman Armenian social, cultural and intellectual history, linguistic purism, and the nexus between translation studies and book history.

A complete list of prize-winners is available online.