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08 February 2017

Cambridge success at 2017 PROSE Awards

Cambridge University Press has recorded a remarkable showing at the annual PROSE awards.

In all, books published by Cambridge accounted for seven categories including Computing & Information Sciences, Best Multivolume reference/ Humanities and Social Sciences, Best Textbook in Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Music & the Performing Arts, and Journal/Best New Humanities & Social Sciences. Honorable Mentions were achieved in almost all categories, including Chemistry & Physics, Classics and Literature​.

It was the first time a Cambridge journal won at the PROSE Awards: the Journal of the American Philosophical Association took the prize for the Best New Humanities & Social Sciences Journal. 

The PROSE awards are given out by the Association of American Publishers (AAP). Winning books published by Cambridge University Press include:

Award for Excellence in Reference Works


The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare

Art History & Criticism

Honorable Mention:

Lorenzo Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise

Chemistry & Physics

Honorable Mention:

The Origin and Nature of Life on Earth: The Emergence of the Fourth Geosphere


Honorable Mention:

Learning Latin in the Ancient Way

Computing & Information Sciences


Computer Age Statistical Inference: Algorithms, Evidence, and Data Science

European & World History

Honorable Mention:

Europe after Empire: Decolonization, Society, and Culture

Popular Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East

Journal/Best New Humanities & Social Sciences


Journal of the American Philosophical Association


Honorable Mention:

Shakespeare's Literary Lives: The Author as Character in Fiction and Film



Mathematical Foundations of Infinite-Dimensional Statistical Models

Honorable Mention:

Prime Numbers and the Riemann Hypothesis

Multivolume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences


The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare

Music & the Performing Arts


Mozart's Music of Friends: Social Interplay in the Chamber Works


Honorable Mention:

Does your Family Make You Smarter? Nature, Nurture, and Human Autonomy

Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences

Honorable Mention:

The Cambridge History of Japanese Literature

Textbook/Best in Physical Sciences & Mathematics


Network Science

Honorable Mention:

Quantitative Biomedical Optics: Theory, Methods, and Application

Textbook/Best in Social Sciences

Honorable Mention:

Cognition: A Neuroscience Approach

The PROSE Awards, which this year celebrate 41 years, annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in 54 categories.​

Judged by peer publishers, librarians, and medical professionals since 1976, the PROSE Awards are unique in their breadth and depth.

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