The Harriet Beecher Stowe Prize for Writing for Social Justice 2016, USA


Deadline:

July 05, 2016


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The Stowe Prize is awarded biennially to a United States author whose written work makes an impact on a critical social issue in the tradition of Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Named in honor of Harriet Beecher Stowe, the $10,000 Stowe Prize was established to honor the 200th anniversary of her birth in 2011. 

Stowe's 1852 novel Uncle Tom's Cabin changed how Americans thought about slavery, galvanizing the antislavery movement and widening the divisions that led to the Civil War. Translated into 70 languages,Uncle Tom's Cabin remains an international classic, read for its powerful portrayal of the struggle for freedom. It is in this tradition that the winner of the 2017 Stowe Prize will be chosen.

The Stowe Prize recognizes a United States author whose written work has made a tangible impact on a social justice issue critical to contemporary society. Named in honor of Harriet Beecher Stowe, the $10,000 Stowe Prize was established to commemorate the 200th anniversary of her birth in 2011 and is awarded biennially. Previous winners include Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ The Case for Reparations.

Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin changed how Americans thought about slavery, galvanizing the antislavery movement and widening the divisions that led to the Civil War. Translated into seventy languages, Uncle Tom’s Cabin remains an international classic, read for its powerful portrayal of the struggle for freedom.

It is in this tradition that the winner of the 2017 Stowe Prize will be chosen. To propose a nominee, complete and return the nomination form, attached and available at HarrietBeecherStowe.org.Self-nominations are accepted. In addition, please send one copy of the nominated work to:

Attn: Stowe Prize Harriet Beecher Stowe Center 77 Forest Street Hartford, CT 06105

Submissions must be postmarked by July 5, 2016. The Stowe Prize winner will be announced in January 2017 and awarded in June 2017. For further information, please contact: StowePrize@StoweCenter.org.



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June 27, 2016
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