Call for Submissions
Edited volumes, memoirs, poetry, fiction and drama are excluded.
The award consists of a citation and honorarium, and the winner is invited to deliver a public address in New York City at a meeting convened by the Institute for the Study of Genocide.
The 2017 award cycle covers books published between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016.
We are currently accepting nominations for books published in the 2016 calendar year (January 1st-December 31st, 2016).
NOMINATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY FEBRUARY 1, 2017.
Prior to sending books please contact Lemkin Award Committee Chair, Professor Ernesto Verdeja at email@example.com.
2015 Lemkin Book Award Winner
Mark Levene, author of The Crisis of Genocide, 2 volumes, published by Oxford University Press, 2014.
Dr. Mark Levene is a Reader in Comparative History at Southampton University UK. These two volumes are part of a five volume series on genocide.
The award ceremony and video lecture by Professor Levene were held on November 12, 2015 at 6pm in Cardozo Law School, 3rd floor hall.
Below is Professor Levene's 2015 Lemkin Book Award public lecture
Past Lemkin Book Award Winners
2013: Yang Jisheng, Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine 1958-1962, translation by Stacy Mosher and Guo Jian (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012)
2011: Emma Gilligan, Terror in Chechnya: Russia and the Tragedy of Civilians in War (Princeton, 2009)
2009: Darius Rejali, Torture and Democracy (Princeton, 2007)
2007: Donald Bloxham, The Great Game of Genocide: Imperialism, Nationalism, and the Destruction of the Ottoman Armenians (Oxford, 2005)
2005: Peter Balakian, The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response (Harper Collins, 2003)
2003: Samantha Power, A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide (Harper Perennial, 2002)
2000: Alison Des Forges, Leave None to Tell the Story: Genocide in Rwanda (Human Rights Watch and FIDH, 1999)