2017 Florida Book Award Winners

We are pleased to announce that two of our books have received Florida Book Awards. The Florida Book Awards, coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program. It was established in 2006 to celebrate the best Florida literature.

vanak001_500x5002Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen by Norman Van Aken has received the Gold Medal in the Cooking Category.





beckx002_500x500River and Road: Fort Myers Architecture from Craftsman to Modern by Jared Beck and Pamela Miner is the winner of the Richard E. Rice Gold Medal for Visual Arts.



More recent award winners:

05242017193910_500x500Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band by John Capouya is the winner of the 2018 Florida Historical Society Charlton Tebeau Award. John Capouya has also received the 2018 University of Tampa College of Arts and Letters Outstanding Scholarship or Creative Work Award for his book.



Two UPF books have been honored by the 2018 Latin American Studies Association Haiti-Dominican Republic Section Isis Duarte Book Prize, winning first place and honorable mention.

manle002_500x500The Paradox of Paternalism: Women and the Politics of Authoritarianism in the Dominican Republic by Elizabeth S. Manley is the prize winner.




press001_500x500Istwa across the Water: Haitian History, Memory, and the Cultural Imagination by Toni Pressley-Sanon has been awarded honorable mention for the prize.




Water_from_Stone_RGBWater from Stone: Archaeology and Conservation at Florida’s Springs by Jason O’Donoughue has received the 2017 Southern Anthropological Society James Mooney Award.


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