The Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice is a new literary award
that will celebrate the power of the written word to create change in the name of justice
for all people. The prize will recognize books that focus on housing, early childhood and
secondary education, older adult life, city arts, social policy and other important aspects of
community life that support and promote Goddard Riverside’s mission.
The 2017 judges include Paul Krugman, New York Times Op Ed columnist and Nobel
Prize winner; Jeffrey Toobin, New Yorker staff writer and CNN legal analyst; Barbara
Simon, associate professor at the Columbia School of Social Work; Douglas Bauer,
executive director of The Clark Foundation; and Michael Zisser, recently retired CEO
of University Settlement and The Door. The winner will be announced at the Goddard
Riverside Book Fair Gala, which takes place this fall in New York City.
To be eligible for the 2017 Book Prize, nominated books must have been published in the
United States between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017.
For additional entry information and forms, please visit www.bookprize.goddard.org or
contact Jenny Pfister at
firstname.lastname@example.org; (212) 873-6600, ext. 354.
593 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024
Call for Entries
Announcing The Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo
Book Prize for Social Justice