The Book Prize is now kindly supported by Palgrave Macmillan. Palgrave Macmillan is internationally renowned for its support and publication of feminist and gender studies scholarship. Philippa Grand, Senior Commissioning Editor for Palgrave Macmillan said: “We are very proud to become the official sponsor of the FWSA Book Prize, celebrating feminist scholarship in the UK. The exceptional quality of both entrants and indeed winners in 2009 deserves the widest recognition.It is immensely heartening to see the high level of participation and interest and we look forward to being a partner with the FWSA and this prestigious Award as it grows from strength to strength.”

Former chair of the Feminist and Women’s Association Alison Phipps has added: “We are delighted that Palgrave Macmillan is coming on board to sponsor the Book Prize. The support of such a leading publisher in Gender and Women’s Studies will confer a high profile, appropriate to the outstanding level of scholarship we saw in 2009. We are sure this will be an enjoyable and fruitful partnership.”

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