Call for Nominations for 2017 IRSCL Book Awards

The 2017 IRSCL Congress will be in Toronto, Canada, in July/August 2017. The Congress 2017 website is up and can be accessed at

We want to remind you to nominate books for consideration for the IRSCL Book Award. Books considered for the 2017 award must have been published during the period 2015-2016, must not have been nominated for an earlier IRSCL competition, and must deal with research on children’s literature or other forms of cultural texts for young people. Authors can nominate their own books, or IRSCL members can nominate books by other members, as long as those nominating books and the authors of nominated books are IRSCL members whose membership is up to date.

In 2015, a new category of competition for edited volumes was introduced. This means that we will award up to two Book Awards in any competition, one for monographs and one for edited volumes.

Please email nominations to Larissa Wodtke (cc to Evelyn Arizpe) before January 15, 2017, along with two hard copies of the book or confirmation that you have arranged for publishers to send nominated books directly to her. If the book has also been published electronically and is available through open access, please include the link in your nomination.

Don’t forget to cc Evelyn Arizpe in your email.

Contact details are as follows:
Larissa Wodtke:
Evelyn Arizpe:

Mailing address for hard copies of books:

Larissa Wodtke
Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures
University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9