Named in honor of Frank Bonilla, one of the most distinguished, foundational figures in our field, andintended 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. All authors are required to be members in good standing of the Puerto Rican Studies Association at the time of the competition.
Those putting a book in a nomination should: 1) complete the 2020 FBBA Online Submission form available below and 2) forward a copy of it directly to each member of the Award Committee at the addresses indicated below. All nominations must be received no later than June 31, 2020.