The Henry and Anne Paolucci Book Award honors the best book that advances conservative principles. For this nomination cycle, we will consider works of nonfiction that were first published in either 2016 or 2017.
We are looking for books that advance our understanding of conservative principles while making an outstanding contribution to the literature of their subjects. (See more details under “Award Requirements,” below.)
The winning author will receive a $5,000 cash award and deliver a talk on his or her book during a dinner ceremony on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The dinner will be held in Philadelphia in conjunction with the national meeting of the Philadelphia Society, the country’s preeminent conservative intellectual forum. The Paolucci Book Award lectures are routinely broadcast on C-SPAN’s Book TV. (Watch videos below.)
Recent winners of the Paolucci Book Award include the historian Bradley J. Birzer for Russell Kirk: American Conservative, biographer Richard Brookhiser for Founders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln, British politician and journalist Daniel Hannan for Inventing Freedom, Notre Dame historian Brad S. Gregory for The Unintended Reformation, and Hudson Institute senior fellow John Fonte for Sovereignty or Submission. A distinguished panel of judges will select this year’s winner.
Deadline for nominations: Friday, December 1, 2017. See “Nomination Procedures,” below.