Since 1976, the Association of American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Awards) have recognized the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by celebrating the authors, editors, and publishers whose landmark works have made significant advancements in their respective fields of study each year.
The prestigious R.R. Hawkins Award has been presented to the most outstanding work among each year’s entries since its inception in 1976. Ancient Maya Politics: A Political Anthropology of the Classic Period 150–900 CE by Simon Martin (Cambridge University Press) won the 2021 R.R. Hawkins Award. Past Hawkins winners include Leonardo da Vinci Rediscovered by Carmen C. Bambach (Yale University Press) in 2020; Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President by Kathleen Hall Jamieson (Oxford University Press) in 2019; Alan Turing: His Work and Impact, edited by S. Barry Cooper and Jan Van Leeuwen (Elsevier) in 2013; The Diffusion Handbook: Applied Solutions for Engineers by R.K. Michael Thambynayagam (McGraw-Hill) in 2011; and several other esteemed works.
Judged by peer publishing professionals, librarians, and medical professionals since 1976, the PROSE Awards are truly unique thanks to the extraordinary breadth and depth of the submitted works.