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04.03.2024 | Member News & Releases

Penn Libraries Launches Book Prize in Sustainability

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries is proud to announce the launch of the Penn Libraries Book Prize in Sustainability, graciously endowed by the Lynn Family. We invite publishers and authors from around the world to submit books that align with the prize’s mission. 

This new award acknowledges outstanding contributions to the global discourse on environmental sustainability, with a specific focus on books that have a substantial impact on the public’s understanding of these crucial issues.  

The winning author will receive an $8,000 cash prize, presented during a formal award ceremony on September 26, 2024, at the University of Pennsylvania. The prize also comes with the opportunity for the author to present their work at the event ceremony, further amplifying the impact among academics, policymakers, and the general public.   

Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2024. A panel of jurors, including Michael Mann, Presidential Distinguished Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania, will select finalists and a winner.  

All non-fiction books in English, published between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2023, are eligible for submission. Each publisher may submit only one title for consideration. The Penn Libraries will contact eligible entrants to request hard copies of their submitted books in early May. 

For the full rules and details of the contest, and to submit a work for consideration, follow this link. The Penn Libraries Book Prize in Sustainability is more than an award; it is a call to action, encouraging authors and thinkers to contribute to the vital discourse on sustaining our planet for future generations.   

Member News Release submitted by Penn Libraries on 03/29/2024.

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