James Fenimore Cooper Prize
|James Fenimore Cooper Prize|
|Awarded for||Best in Historical fiction|
|Presented by||Society of American Historians|
The James Fenimore Cooper Prize is a biannual award given for the Best Historical American fiction by The Society of American Historians. It is awarded in the odd-numbered years.
The prize has been awarded since 1993. It is given to "honor works of literary fiction that significantly advance the historical imagination" to a novel about American history. The prize is named for nineteenth-century American historical novelist James Fenimore Cooper. The cash prize for the award varies from about US$2,000 to US$2,500 and the winning novel is also considered for adoption into the History Book Club.
- 1993: Shaman by Noah Gordon
- 1995: In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien
- 1997: The Cattle Killing by John Edgar Wideman
- 1999: Gain by Richard Powers
- 2001: Tie: A Dangerous Friend by Ward Just and Bone by Bone by Peter Matthiessen
- 2003: Paradise Alley by Kevin Baker
- 2005: The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
- 2007: The Last Town on Earth by Thomas Mullen
- 2009: Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
- 2011: Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes
- 2013: Remember Ben Clayton by Stephen Harrigan
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