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The Brothers Grimm Society of North America recognizes outstanding academic work on the Brothers Grimm and the realm of fairy tales through yearly publication awards. Both established scholars and up-and-coming researchers are encouraged to submit their work, and nominations can be made by oneself or others. Whether you've delved into the cultural impact of the Grimms' tales or analyzed a specific fairy tale from a fresh perspective, the BGSNA offers a platform to showcase your contribution to the field.

Awards Categories

The BGSNA presents yearly publication awards in the following categories: 



The BGSNA is proud to announce the winners of the first BGSNA Publication Awards:


Best Book

Norberg, Jakob. The Brothers Grimm and the Making of German Nationalism. Cambridge University Press, 2022.


Best Book Chapter


Ryan, Lindy. “The Unapology of Baba Yaga,” in: A COMPENDIUM OF CREEPS: World Folklore, Haunted Locales, and Original Fiction. Cemetery Gates Media, pp. 177-83, 2023.


Best Article


Wilcox, Brandy E. “Pregnancy, Purity, and Body Autonomy in ‘New Originals’ of ‘Rapunzel’.” In: The German Quarterly, vol. 64.2, pp. 187-96, 2021.


Best Student Paper

Gita Hassin. Fish the Girl. MFA Western Connecticut State University. Course: WRT539. 28 Oct 2023.

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