The Washington Institute Book Prize, last call

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy has issued its last call for submissions for the 2010 Washington Institute Book Prize. The prize, inaugurated two years ago, is awarded annually to three outstanding new books that have illuminated the Middle East for American readers. Gold Prize is $30,000, Silver Prize is $15,000, and Bronze Prize is $5,000. The competition is open to new books published in the United States for the first time in English between May 1, 2009, and May 1, 2010.

The 2009 Washington Institute Book Prize recipients were A Safe Haven: Harry S. Truman and the Founding of Israel by Allis and Ronald Radosh (Gold Medal), The Crisis of Islamic Civilization by Ali A. Allawi (Silver Medal), and Innocent Abroad: An Intimate Account of American Peace Diplomacy in the Middle East by Martin Indyk (Bronze Medal).

Only publishers may submit books, so if you’re the author of an eligible book, get on the phone to your publisher now.