The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, at the University of Memphis, is soliciting nominations for its annual National Book Award for 2016.
The Hooks National Book Award is presented, annually, for a book that best furthers understanding of the American Civil Rights Movement and its legacy. Only originally published, non-fiction books, published for the first time, in 2016, should be nominated. A panel of judges, representing various disciplines and higher education institutions, in Memphis, reviews award submissions and selects the winner.
An award of $1,000 is presented to the winning author. The recipient will, also, receive an invitation to deliver an address in the Hooks Institute Lecture Series during the 2017-18 academic year at the University of Memphis.
SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Submit one copy of the book, along with full contact information for the nominator and author (email address, mailing address, phone number). The book and contact information should be sent to: Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, Attn: National Book Award Nomination, University of Memphis, 107 Scates Hall, Memphis, TN 38152. Submissions must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2016.
Finalists will be asked to submit additional copies of the book to the panel of judges.
Rorie Trammel, Assistant Director
Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change
University of Memphis
Attn: Hooks National Book Award
107 Scates Hall
Memphis, TN 38152