Nominations are now open for the 2018 Theatre Library Association Book Awards! Presented annually, the Theatre Library Association Book Awards recognize works of performing arts scholarship published during the previous calendar year that demonstrate exemplary use and interpretation of library and archival collections.
The two award categories are:
To submit a title(s) for consideration, you must email the title(s) of the book you are submitting to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include the email address of the person who should be contacted if the book is selected as a winner or finalist. We welcome both publisher and author nominated submissions. The deadline for submission is February 28, 2018. Full submission criteria can be found here.
To submit a title for consideration, you must submit a total of FOUR COPIES of each book to:
Theatre Library Association
c/o The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
111 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023
Winners of each award will be determined by a separate three-member jury.
$500 will be awarded to each of the winners.
Each jury may elect to award an additional Special Jury Prize, which includes a $250 honorarium.
The awards will be presented at a ceremony at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in October, 2018.
All winners and finalists are featured on the Association’s website.
Questions? Email us at: TLABookAwards@gmail.com
George Freedley Memorial Award honors a work published during 2016, 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 2016 of exceptional scholarship in the field of recorded or broadcast performance.
Wall Award Winners, 1974-Present »