2019 IASPM Book Prize

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Following the successful 2017 edition, where 20 book nominations were submitted, IASPM is pleased to launch a call for nominations for the 2019 IASPM Book Prize. As in previous editions, the IASPM Book Prize will be awarded to two outstanding first books by a single author on popular music, one in English, the other in any other language. The report and verdict of the Book Prize Jury will be presented at the next IASPM Biennial Conference, to be held in Canberra, Australia, 24-28 June 2019.

Nominations are invited from IASPM members of books they consider to be possible contenders for such an award. Authors nominated should preferably already be members of IASPM, or should become members of IASPM after being nominated, in order to be eligible. The nominations should be sent at this stage to the Chairs of the Book Prize Jury Felipe Trotta and Sílvia Martínez (bookprize2019@iaspm.net) by 10 November 2018.

When nominating a book, please provide the following details:
• Author, nationality
• Bibliographical information, including language and page count of the book nominated
• Confirmation of IASPM membership, including branch

Authors may either self-nominate, or other members may nominate authors and books they regard as worth considering for the award. Please let us reiterate the criteria for eligibility:
• a single author
• a member of IASPM
• her/his first book (in any language)

Books nominated must have been already published and be commercially available from January 1st 2017 to October 31st 2018. The notification of acceptance will be sent via email, by Chairs, before November 30th. In order to be assessed by the IASPM Book Prize Jury 2019, an electronic copy of each book must be sent by the publisher or the author before January 10th 2019 to the Book Prize Chairs. A hard copy of the book must also be sent to the Canberra 2019 Organizing Committee before June 2019.

Please circulate this call within branches, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the 2019 IASPM Book Prize.

With best wishes,
Felipe Trotta
Sílvia Martínez
Chairs of the 2019 IASPM Book Prize Jury