Past Winners of the USC Book Prize

2022 - Yuliya Ilchuk, Nikolai Gogol: Performing Hybrid Identity (University of Toronto Press)

Honorable Mention: Katerina ClarkEurasia Without Borders: The Dream of a Leftist Literary Commons, 1919-1943 (Belknap Press, Harvard University Press)

2021 - Carol Any, The Soviet Writers’ Union and Its Leaders: Identity and Authority under Stalin (Northwestern University Press).

2020 - Simon Franklin, The Russian Graphosphere, 1450-1850 (Cambridge University Press)

2019 - Maria Taroutina, The Icon and the Square: Russian Modernism and the Russo-Byzantine Revival (Penn State University Press)

Honorable Mention:

Edyta M. Bojanowska, A World of Empires: The Russian Voyage of the Frigate Pallada (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press)

2018 - Alexis Peri The War Within: Diaries from the Siege of Leningrad (Harvard University Press)

2017 - Rebecca Gould, Writers and Rebels: The Literature of Insurgency in the Caucasus (Yale University Press)

     Honorable Mention: 

            Christine Evans, Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television (Yale                          University Press) 

2016 - Stephen Lovell, Russia in the Microphone Age: A History of Soviet Radio, 1919-1970 (Oxford University Press)

Honorable Mention:

Alice Lovejoy, Army Film and the Avant-Garde: Cinema and Experiment in the Czechoslovak Military (Indiana University Press)

2015 - Rachel Feldhay Brenner, The Ethics of Witnessing: The Holocaust in Polish Writers' Diaries from Warsaw, 1939-1945 (Northwestern University Press)
           Friederike Kind-Kovács, Written Here, Published There: How Underground Literature Crossed the Iron Curtain (Central European University Press) 

2014 - Jane T. CostlowHeart-Pine Russia: Walking and Writing the Nineteenth-Century Forest (Cornell University Press)

2013 - Jan Plamper, The Stalin Cult: A Study in the Alchemy of Power (Yale University Press)

2012 - Andreas Schönle, Architecture of Oblivion: Ruins and Historical Consciousness in Modern Russia (Northern Illinois University Press)

2011 - James LoefflerThe Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire (Yale University Press)

2010 - Claudia R. Jensen, Musical Cultures in Seventeenth-Century Russia (Indiana University Press)

2009 - Priscilla Meyer, How the Russians Read the French: Lermontov, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy (University of Wisconsin Press)