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John Nicholas Brown Prize
Books published in 2017 are eligible for the 2021 Brown Prize.

Due to COVID-related warehouse closures and delays, e-galleys of nominated books may be submitted instead of hardcopies this year. Please email e-galleys along with the required PDF reviews to Executive Director Lisa Fagin Davis (

The John Nicholas Brown Prize, established by the Medieval Academy of America in 1978, is awarded annually for a first book or monograph on a medieval subject judged by the selection committee to be of outstanding quality.

John Nicholas Brown was one of the founders of the Medieval Academy and for fifty years served as its Treasurer. The prize established in his name consists of a certificate and a monetary award of $1,000. It is announced at the annual meeting of the academy each spring.

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