Book award, book talk and reception, and $500 prize
Nominations and self-nominations from CHASS faculty are accepted each fall for books published in the preceding academic year. For example, a book published between July 2022 and June 2023 is eligible for the 2023 award.
How to submit
Submit nominee information, including Book Title, Publisher, and Date of Publication, through our nomination form below.
Along with your nomination, please provide a scanned PDF copy of the book for use during committee review. (To prevent unauthorized distribution, the PDF will be shared only among committee members and will not be saved after review.) If you do not already have a scanned copy, please ask the publisher to provide one for award nomination purposes and let us know if you are having difficulties.
Book groups should select titles that have the potential to engage multiple perspectives, disciplines and methods in critical inquiry. Inclusive, cross-disciplinary groups are encouraged. At the end of the quarter, group members will be asked to respond to a short survey on their experiences.
Complete Applications Include
Include name, email, CHASS department, and faculty rank / appointment type
Include book title and links to the book listing online
Publication date, publisher, short description and other relevant information
PDF Book Copy
Provide a scanned PDF copy of the book for use during committee review
Made possible by gifts from Emory’s family and friends, the Emory Elliott Book Award honors the book published by a CHASS faculty member during the previous academic year that, in the judgment of the selection committee, best exemplifies the values that characterized Professor Elliott and his contributions to life and letters.
Among these many contributions are the capacity to recognize complexity together with the passion to clarify, the ability to contribute to a conversation rather than to summarize agreements already established, and the intent to further a tradition of creative and scholarly munificence.