Frank Bonilla Book Award (FBBA)

Named in honor of Frank Bonilla, one of the most distinguished, foundational figures in our field, and intended to recognize 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 agents. The Selection Committee’s commitment is to choose from among all entries received 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 an exceptional contribution to our field.

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 the field of Puerto Rican Studies.

The award is conferred during the biennial conference.

To present a book for consideration, individuals nominating candidates should complete the relevant online FBBA Award Submission Form. In addition to submitting contact information, nominations and submissions are required make arrangements with the publisher to directly send each member of the Award Committee a copy of the book at the addresses indicated  in the respective call for papers.

For more information on the current Frank Bonilla Book Award, please visit the relevant Call for Books page.