On 26 May 2009 the shortlists for the ICAS Book Prize were uploaded to this site. Of the 24 publishers who submitted books the names of 14 appeared on the longlists. On the shortlists 6 publishers remain. Two publishers, Duke University Press and Washington University Press have two entries on the lists, while Harvard University Press, the University of Hawai´i Press, KITLV Press and NUS Press managed to have one of their books selected. Four books in each category were selected. In the category best PhD the Reading Committee decided to have two prices in stead of one. So, from 2009 onwards there will be a best PhD in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. In each category two PhD´s were shortlisted.
Dr Paul van der velde
Secretary IBP Reading Committee