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The Katharine Briggs Award Shortlist announced

JUDGES HAVE ANNOUNCED THE SHORTLIST FOR THE KATHARINE BRIGGS AWARD

The Award is presented at a reception following the annual Katharine Briggs Lecture in November. The winning author, or authors, will be presented with an engraved goblet and a cheque for £200.

ABOUT THE AWARD

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. HuiVilmundar saga viðutan. The Saga of Vilmundur the Outsider (Viking Society for Northern Research)

Raphael Chijioke NjokuWest African Masking Traditions and Diaspora Masquerade Carnivals: History, Memory, and Transnationalism (Boydell and Brewer)

Donna Schatt and Patrick RyanStory Listening and Experience in Early Childhood (Palgrave Macmillan)

Vaughn ScribnerMerpeople: A Human History (Reaktion Books)

Marek TuszewickiA 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.


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