This prize will be awarded to a scholarly first book written on any disciplinary subject that makes an outstanding contribution to the study and understanding of saints, holy men and women, virtue traditions, and the concept of sanctity in ideational, literary, artistic, and sociohistorical dimensions in the pre-modern period. Books concerning all geographies and religious systems are eligible. The monetary value of the prize is $500. The author of the book presented to the competition must be a member of the Hagiography Society by the time of the book’s submission. Each year, the prize committee will consist of three scholars called upon by the Society to fulfill the task of awarding the prize. The submission deadline for the prize each year is 30 May and the recipient of the prize will be announced at the latest by mid fall. All books published between April 2017-May 2018 are eligible for the prize. Those interested in submitting their book for consideration, need to send three copies to Catherine Mooney at:
10 John A Andrew St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-2823