The Katharine Briggs Award is an annual book prize established by the Folklore Society to encourage the study of folklore, to help improve the standard of folklore publications in Britain and Ireland, to establish The Folklore Society as an arbiter of excellence, and to commemorate the life and work of the distinguished scholar Katharine Mary Briggs (1898-1980; Society president 1969-1972).
THE KATHARINE BRIGGS AWARD SHORTLIST
Lesley Coote, Storyworlds of Robin Hood: The Origins of a Medieval Outlaw(Reaktion Books)
Julian Goodare and Martha McGill (eds.), The Supernatural in Early Modern Scotland (Manchester University Press)
Jonathan Y. H. Hui, Vilmundar saga viðutan. The Saga of Vilmundur the Outsider (Viking Society for Northern Research)
Raphael Chijioke Njoku, West African Masking Traditions and Diaspora Masquerade Carnivals: History, Memory, and Transnationalism (Boydell and Brewer)
Donna Schatt and Patrick Ryan, Story Listening and Experience in Early Childhood (Palgrave Macmillan)
Vaughn Scribner, Merpeople: A Human History (Reaktion Books)
Marek Tuszewicki, A Frog Under the Tongue: Jewish Folk Medicine in Eastern Europe (The Littman Library of Jewish Civilisation)
KATHARINE BRIGGS LECTURE
The winner and runner-up of the Katharine Briggs Award 2021 will be announced online on Tuesday 16 November at 19:00, after the Katharine Briggs Lecture 2021. Tickets to the lecture are free, and can be booked here.