Eric Hoffer Book Award - for Small, Academic, & Independent Books

Welcome

The Eric Hoffer Award honors the memory of the great American philosopher Eric Hoffer by highlighting salient writing, as well as the independent spirit of small publishers. Since its inception, the Hoffer has become one of the largest international book awards for small, academic, and independent presses. (learn more)

The Prizes

A grand prize of $2,000 is awarded annually. In addition, Eric Hoffer Award honors include various prizes within eighteen all-inclusive categories, separate press distinctions, the Montaigne Medal, the da Vinci Eye, and the First Horizon Award. (learn more)

 

Book Nomination

Books are submitted to the Hoffer Award through our easy nomination process. A single category registration qualifies a book for all prize consideration. The registration deadline is January 21st. (learn more)

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News

[November 30, 2016] Second Call for the 2017 Eric Hoffer Book Award.

[October 10, 2016] Hoffer Success: Eric Hoffer Book Award success stories posted.

[May 18, 2016] Award Announcementt: The 2016 Eric Hoffer Book Award final results have been announced.

[October 10, 2015] Horse of a Different Color: Book Edits discusses the Hoffer Award.

[January 2014] How to Do It Frugally's Carol Howard-Johnsonrecommends the Eric Hoffer Book Award.

[December 17, 2007] Inside the Hoffer: Award Chairman Christopher Klim speaks with Library Juice.