Book Awards

 

Now Accepting 2013 TLA Book Award Nominations!

The Theatre Library Association Book Awards are back! Nominations are currently being accepted for the TLA Book Awards, honoring English language works of scholarship on theatre, film, and broadcasting, published in 2013.

  • George Freedley Memorial Award, honors a work published during 2013, with a subject related to live performance (including vaudeville, puppetry, mime, performance art, the circus, etc.).
  • Richard Wall Memorial Award, honors a work published during 2013 of exceptional scholarship in the field of recorded or broadcast performance.

The TLA Book Awards will be presented to winners at a ceremony in New York, in October, 2014.

Members wishing to submit nominations, should send full publication information to TLABookAwards@gmail.com by February 28, 2014.

Publishers and authors, please follow submission instructions on the page linked below.

Full Eligibility and Submission Criteria

 


 

The George Freedley Memorial Award

The George Freedley Memorial Award was established in 1968 in honor of the first Curator of the New York Public Library’s Theatre Collection and first President of Theatre Library Association. The Award is presented annually to an English-language book of exceptional scholarship published or distributed in the United States during the previous calendar year that examines some aspect of live theatre or performance. The jurors may also designate an additional title for a Special Jury Prize.

 

Freedley Award Winners, 1969-Present

Freedley Award Finalists, 2001-Present

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The Richard Wall Memorial Award

The Richard Wall Memorial Award, established in 1973, honors an English-language book of exceptional scholarship in the field of recorded performance published or distributed in the United States during the previous calendar year. The jurors may also designate an additional title for a Special Jury Prize. Formerly known as the Theatre Library Association Award, the prize was renamed in 2010 to honor the memory of the late Richard Wall, longtime TLA member and Book Awards Chair.

 

Wall Award Winners, 1974-Present

Wall Award Finalists, 2001-Present

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Last updated: February 22, 2014