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Nautilus Book Awards

Nautilus Book Awards

We are pleased to announce that Shannon Bell, author of Fighting King Coal, recently won a Gold medal in the "Journalism and Investigative Reporting" category from the Nautilus Book Awards

Bengt Holmström and Oliver Hart win the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

Bengt Holmström and Oliver Hart win the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

This month MIT Press authors Bengt Holmström and Oliver Hart were award the Nobel Prize for their research in contract theory. In this post, economics acquisitions editor Emily Taber reflects on how their published works help make sense of our modern world.

On October 10, 2016, Bengt Holmström was awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. He became the fifth member of the MIT economics department and the latest in a long line of MIT Press authors to earn the prize.

Holmström was awarded jointly with Oliver Hart at Harvard for their work in contract theory. While they were not frequent collaborators, their individual research in this area beginning in the 1970s and 1980s set the stage for contract theory to become a significant field of study.

Axiom Business Book Awards

Axiom Business Book Awards

We are pleased to announce that The Sharing Economy: The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism by Arun Sundararajan is a Bronze Medalist in the ‘Economics’ category of the 2017 Axiom Business Book Awards.

Off-Track and Online receives Honourable Mention

Off-Track and Online receives Honourable Mention

We are pleased to announce that Holly Kruse, author of Off-Track and Online, has received an honourable mention in the Nancy Baym Book Award competition, sponsored by the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR).

Best Business Book of the Year

Best Business Book of the Year

We are pleased to announce that The Power of Resilience, by MIT Professor Yossi Sheffi, was just named one of strategy+business's Best Business Books of 2016! The book was one of three winners in the “Strategy” category, under the theme “Planning for Unpredictability.” The book has also been named by the company as a “Top Shelf Pick.”

strategy+business showered Sheffi with praise, saying that “The Power of Resilience . . . stands head and shoulders above this year’s crop of the best business books on strategy, does an excellent job of covering the most important of those risks as well as best practices in everything from preparation to monitoring to drawing up crisis playbooks.”

John Brinkerhoff Jackson Book Prize

John Brinkerhoff Jackson Book Prize

We are pleased to announce that the Foundation of Landscape Studies has awarded the 2017 John Brinkerhoff Jackson Book Prize to several titles, including Ecologies of Power by Pierre Bélanger and Alexander Arroyo.

Julia Ward Howe Award Finalist

Julia Ward Howe Award Finalist

We're pleased to announce that Building Old Cambridge by Susan Maycock and Charles Sullivan was selected as a finalist in the 20th Annual Julia Ward Howe Award competition, sponsored by the Boston Authors Club (BAC).

Being Nuclear Wins the Rachel Carson Prize

Being Nuclear Wins the Rachel Carson Prize

We are pleased to announce that Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade by Gabrielle Hecht is the winner of the 2016 Rachel Carson Prize! This esteemed award is sponsored by the Society for Social Studies of Science, also known as 4S.

David Harold Tribe Philosophy Prize

David Harold Tribe Philosophy Prize

The University of Sydney School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry announced the winners of the David Harold Tribe Philosophy Prize on March 3rd. We are pleased to announce that Colin Klein, author of What the Body Commands, was one of the joint winners.

Best Information Science Book Award Winner

We are pleased to announce that Boundary Objects and Beyondedited by Geoffrey C. Bowker, Stefan Timmermans, Adele E. Clarke, and Ellen Balka, is the winner of the 2016 Best Information Science Book Award! This award is sponsored by the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). The award was officially announced and presented on October 18, 2016 at the ASIS&T annual meeting in Copenhagen. 

Winner of the First Annual Clay Morgan Award for the Best Book in Environmental Political Theory

Winner of the First Annual Clay Morgan Award for the Best Book in Environmental Political Theory

We're very pleased to announce that John Meyer’s Engaging the Everyday is the recipient of the first annual Clay Morgan Award for the Best Book in Environmental Political Theory, sponsored by the ­­­­­­­­­Western Political Science Association (WPSA). This award was named in honor of Clay Morgan, who retired from his position as the Environmental Studies Acquisition Editor at The MIT Press in 2014.

The PROSE Award Winners

The PROSE Award Winners

The PROSE Awards were announced live on Thursday, February 2nd, and we're very pleased to announce that many of our books were category winners or received honorable mentions.