Submissions for the 2020 Book Award are now open. Please refer to the Book Award timeline for this year’s key dates.

For 2020 submissions, please fill in and submit the form below.

Please contact Orlene McMahon at with any further questions.

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Before submitting this form, please ensure that all nominated titles are eligible:

  • Any book-length prose fiction or nonfiction work, originally written in English, about France or the French. A translation into English from another language is not eligible.
  • Scheduled for English-language publication between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020. A reprint of a book first published in another year is not eligible. Self-published books are eligible.
  • Books published exclusively in electronic form or online are not eligible.

Books received will not be returned and become property of the American Library in Paris. The American Library in Paris Book Award is made possible by a generous gift from the Florence Gould Foundation.