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

[April 25, 2016] Montiagne Medal Winners: The 2016 Montaigne Medal winners for most thought-provoking books have been announced.

[April 18, 2016] da Vinci Eye Winners: The 2016 da Vinci Eye winners for outstanding cover artwork have been announced.

[April 13, 2016] First Horizon Award Winners: The 2016 First Horizon Award winners for best first book have been announced.

[April 4, 2016] First Horizon Award Finalists: The 2016 First Horizon Award finalists for best first book have been announced.

[March 23, 2016] Eric Hoffer Book Award 2016 Schedule: The 2016 award announcement schedule is now official.

[March 1, 2016] Montaigne Medal Finalists: The Montaigne Medal finalists are announced for most thought-provoking books.

[February 29, 2016] da Vinci Eye Finalists: The da Vinci Eye finalists are announced for the best book covers.

[October 22, 2015] New Chapbook Category: Eric Hoffer Award adds a chapbook category to it's all-inclusive registration categories.

[May 11, 2015] 2015 Book Award Results: The 2015 Eric Hoffer Book Award results have been announced.

[May 4, 2015] Grand Prize Short List: The 2015 Eric Hoffer Book Award grand prize short list has been announced.

[April 27, 2015] Montaigne Medal Winners: The Montaigne Medal winners are announced for most thought-provoking books.

[April 20, 2015] da Vinci Eye Winners: The da Vinci Eye winners are announced for the best book covers.

[April 13, 2015] First Horizon Winners: The First Horizon Award winners are announced for the best first books.

[April 5, 2015] First Horizon Finalists: The First Horizon Award finalists are announced for the best first books.

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