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Society of American Historians Prize for Historical Fiction

  (Redirected from James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Best Historical Fiction)

The Society of American Historians Prize for Historical Fiction, formerly known as the James Fenimore Cooper Prize, is a biennial award given for the best Historical American fiction by the Society of American Historians. It is awarded in the odd-numbered years.[1]

Society of American Historians Prize for Historical Fiction
Awarded forBest in Historical fiction
Presented bySociety of American Historians
First awarded1993
Websitesah.columbia.edu

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HistoryEdit

The prize has been awarded since 1993. It is given to honor a work of literary fiction that "makes a significant contribution to historical understanding, portrays authentically the people and events of the historical past, and displays skills in narrative construction and prose style" and that concerns American history.[2][3] The prize, which until 2018 was named for nineteenth-century American historical novelist James Fenimore Cooper, carries a cash award of US$2,000.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Society of American Historians Prize for Historical Fiction (formerly known as the James Fenimore Cooper Prize)
  2. ^ "The Society of American Historians". Columbia University. Retrieved 2012-04-17.
  3. ^ Tabor, Mary B. W. (1995-05-10). "Book Notes". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-04-17.
  4. ^ Dreifus, Erika (2012-01-19). "Improve your chances of winning a contest". Writer magazine. Retrieved 2014-01-16.
  5. ^ "Society of American Historians: James Fenimore Cooper Prize". Columbia University. Retrieved 2015-05-12.
  6. ^ "Society of American Historians: James Fenimore Cooper Prize". Columbia University. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  7. ^ "Society of American Historians: James Fenimore Cooper Prize". Columbia University. Retrieved 2019-05-07.

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