Book Award


The  Puerto  Rican  Studies  Association  is  pleased  to  announce  its  biennial  Book  Award Competition, the winner of which will be publicly announced at our 2018 PRSA Conference. Books published between April 1, 2016 and April 1, 2018 are eligible for consideration.

This award is named  in  honor  of  Frank  Bonilla,  one  of  the  most  signally  distinguished figures in our  field and is  intended  to  recognize, highlight and  distinguish  the  most notable book produced in Puerto Rican Studies between our biennial meetings. This competition is open  without  regard  to  particular  topic,  theme,  approach  or  discipline.  Re-editions  of  a  work previously published are, however, ineligible to compete; and anthologies of selections by multiple authors,  though  not  excluded,  will  also  not  normally  be  priority  candidates  for  this  award. Nominations may be made by any PRSA member, by individual authors, their publishers, or their agents. The Selection Committee’s commitment is from among all entries received to choose that one which, in the uncommon caliber of its scholarship, originality, and overall excellence, best and most compellingly engages issues and concerns of Puerto Ricans and their communities and altogether represents a preeminent, exceptionally distinguished contribution to our field.

Those putting forth a book in nomination should make arrangements with the publisher to directly send each member of the Award Committee a copy of the book at the addresses indicated below.  All nominations must be received no later than April 15, 2018.



Please send nominations to: