6 Finalists Announced
ISI has announced six finalists for the prestigious Conservative Book of the Year award. This annual award recognizes a thoughtful book that contributes to the ongoing debate of conservative ideas.
The finalists for this year’s award are:
- Timothy P. Carney, Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse
- Samuel Gregg, Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization
- Ted V. McAllister and Bruce Frohnen, Coming Home: Reclaiming America’s Conservative Soul
- Wilfred M. McClay, Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story
- Douglas Murray, The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race, and Identity
- George F. Will, The Conservative Sensibility
This year, ISI received more than 130 nominations for the award. A distinguished panel of third-party judges will select the winner from among the six finalists.
“The Conservative Book of the Year award is more important today than ever before,” said Charlie Copeland, president of ISI. “With mainstream book awards like the Pulitzer and National Book Award shutting out conservative authors, our goal at ISI is to celebrate them, their voices, and their ideas. I’d like to congratulate the six finalists for their exceptional work and applaud them for their commitment to exploring conservative principles in today’s heated political and social climate.”
The winner will be announced in January 2020 and will be honored at ISI’s annual Conservative Book of the Year award dinner on March 28 in St. Louis. The winning author will receive ISI’s Paolucci Book Award, in addition to a $10,000 cash prize.
For more about the Conservative Book of the Year finalists, see the press release.