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Paula Rabinowitz Wins Book History Prize

Professor honored for book about the influence of pulp paperbacks
September 10, 2015

Professor Paula Rabinowitz's 2014 book American Pulp: How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street (Princeton) is the co-winner of the 2015 DeLong Book History Book Prize, presented by the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP). According to the judges, the book "acknowledges the power of pulp paperbacks as a medium which introduced new ideas, genres, themes and forms of reading to large audiences." With more than 1000 members in over 20 countries, SHARP supports the study of book history and print culture. "This lively and surprising book is beautifully written," the judges' statement continues, "making for that rarest of scholarly publications: a book that others will not just want to consult in their own research but read all the way through for the sheer pleasure of it." Professor Rabinowitz received the $1,000 prize at the SHARP conference in Montreal July 7-10. Congratulations!