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International Society for Contemporary Legend Research Announces McConnell Book Prize

Monday, February 13, 2012   (2 Comments)
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 The Brian McConnell Book Award

The International Society for Contemporary Legend Research has established an annual book prize in honour of Brian McConnell. The purpose of the award is to encourage scholarship in the field of Contemporary Legend, to recognize and inspire standards of excellence in Contemporary Legend publications and to commemorate the life and work of Brian McConnell, a long time member of ISCLR, celebrated crime reporter, author and legend scholar.

The prize is for a book receiving its first publication in the period 1st April [2011] to the following 30th March [2012], for award the following summer [2012]. Eligible books will include original material or new scholarly editions of previously published texts, but excludes reprints. Three copies of each book submitted for the award should reach the judges, c/o the Society’s Secretary, by 30 March. Books submitted for the award will not be returned. The award winner will be announced at the Annual General Meeting of ISCLR. The main prize will be the award itself, but the winning author (or authors) will also be presented with a cheque for $250 (US).

There will be three judges appointed by the Society’s Council. The judges may, at their discretion, consider books which have not been formally submitted for the prize. The winning book will be that which, in the opinion of the judges made the most distinguished contribution to the study of Contemporary Legend in the year in question.

Books to be considered for the McConnell Award should be sent in triplicate to:

Elissa R. Henken
Department of English
Park Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602

Please contact Elissa R. Henken with any questions at


Lorraine Walsh Cashman says...
Posted Tuesday, March 22, 2016
For information about this award given by the International Society for Contemporary Legend Research, see
Joanne Allong Haynes says...
Posted Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Good day, is this an annual prize? The article is dated 2012 so I'm wondering if the prize will again be awarded this year?

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