SAMLA Studies Book Awards 

Each year, SAMLA honors two outstanding scholarly works: one monograph and one edited collection.

For the 2022 SAMLA Studies Book Awards, SAMLA is accepting nominations of books published during the 2021 calendar year in English or other modern languages in the fields of language, culture, or literature.

All authors and collection editors must be current-year SAMLA members for their texts to remain eligible for these awards.

Please download, fill out, and email this form to [email protected] by February 1. 
Please remit six copies of nominated texts at your earliest convenience to:
25 Park Place NE
Suite 2425
Atlanta, GA 30302

SAMLA 93 Award Winner – Monograph

Cover of Afro-Realisms


Afro-Realisms and the Romances of Race: Rethinking Blackness in the African American Novel

Melissa Daniels-Rauterkus
University of Southern California

LSU Press


2021 Award Winner – Edited Collection

Cover of Consumption and Literary Cookbook

Avenues of Translation: The City in Iberian and Latin American Writing

Roxanne Harde

University of Alberta

Janet Wesselius
University of Alberta