Edie Turner First-Book Prize in Ethnographic Writing

We are excited to be able to offer a new award, the Edie Turner First-Book Prize in Ethnographic Writing, which recognizes Edie Turner’s support and mentorship of junior scholars.

All first-book publications submitted to the Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing will also be considered for the Edie Turner First-Book Prize in Ethnographic Writing. There is no separate entry form for the Edie Turner Prize.

Up to two winners of the Edie Turner Prize may be selected annually at the discretion of the Turner prize committee with a sum of $1,000 to be divided between the winners.

Eligibility for this prize will not affect any book’s consideration for the Victor Turner Prize, and a book may win both awards.

Judging criteria are the same as for the Victor Turner Prize: we seek graceful, accessible ethnographic writing which deeply explores its subject and contributes in innovative and engaging ways to the genre(s) of ethnography and the field of humanistic (and/or post-humanistic) anthropology.