HARP annually awards a $1,000 prize to the author of the best book on any aspect of the creation, dissemination, or uses of script or print published in the previous year. Owing to the generosity of the DeLong family in endowing the prize, from 2004 it has been known as the George A. and Jean S. DeLong Book History Book Prize.
Submissions are now open for the 2013 Prize.
All submissions must be in English and must have been copyrighted in 2012. (Translations of works originally copyrighted earlier are eligible, but the translations themselves must have been copyrighted in 2012.) Because the purpose of the prize is to honor the work of an individual scholar, or of two scholars working closely together writing a jointly-authored monograph, collections of essays by more than two authors, reference works, bibliographies and collaborative projects are not eligible and will not be considered. If you are unsure whether a title would be eligible, please use the contact details in the next paragraph to check before sending copies.
Submissions must be in the possession of all members of the jury by Thursday 28 February, 2013. Please submit three copies of each entry, one to each member of the jury (addresses below). Please send an email to
, SHARP Director for Publications and Awards that you have submitted your title. General queries regarding the prize should be directed to the same email. Please note that copies of books are non-returnable.
Francis Galloway P.O. Box 147 Betty's Bay 7141 Western Cape South Africa
Daniel Traister 321 Elm Avenue North Hills, PA 19038 USA
Marie-Françoise Cachin 1 rue Blaise Desgoffe 75006 Paris France