The American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) selection committee for the Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize awarded John E. Malmstad, professor of Slavic Languages at Harvard University, and Nikolay Bogomolov, professor of Russian Literature at University of Moscow, Russia, with an honorable mention for “Mikhail Kuzmin: A Life in Art,” published by Harvard University Press.
According to the committee, this work “is an invaluable contribution to the greater context of pre-revolutionary modernism and avant-garde in Russian culture.”
The 2000 winners of the AAASS/Orbis Books Prize for Polish Studies for an outstanding English-language book on any aspect of Polish affairs are Grzegorz Ekiert, professor of government at Harvard University, and Jan Kubik, associate professor of political science at Rutgers University, for “Rebellious Civil Society: Popular Protest and Democratic Consolidation in Poland, 1989-1993,” published by University of Michigan Press. In its commendation for the book, the selection committee writes that this “stimulating and well-argued book,” is “so lucidly written that it is tempting to write a citation consisting entirely of quotations from the text.”
The AAASS will present its annual awards for Distinguished Contributions to Slavic Studies, Graduate Student Essay Contest Prize, and five book prizes at a reception Nov. 11 during its 32nd National Co
National prize honors biography by Malmstadnvention held at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Denver.