The Committee on Honors and Awards of the Modern Language Association invites authors to compete for the twenty-ninth annual Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for an outstanding book published in English or Spanish in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures. The prize was established in 1990 by a gift from the parents of Katherine Singer Kovacs, a member of the MLA who died in May 1989. A specialist in Spanish and Latin American literature and film, Professor Kovacs taught at Stanford University, the University of Southern California, and Whittier College.
Under the terms of the gift, the prize selection committee will be especially interested in original, broadly interpretive books that enhance understanding of the interrelations among literature, the other arts, and society and that offer fresh perspectives on the field. Books published in 2018 will be eligible for the competition in 2019; the deadline for entries is 1 May 2019. Authors of competing books need not be members of the MLA.