The MacMillan Center International Book Prizes

The MacMillan Center awards two prizes annually for books written in English on international topics, named for two former directors of the center. Each year, the Gustav Ranis International Book Prize is awarded for the best book by a Yale ladder faculty member, and the Gaddis Smith International Book Prize is awarded for the best first book by a Yale ladder faculty member. Award recipients receive a research appointment at the MacMillan Center, and $5,000 in research funds.

Books published in 2022 will be eligible for consideration in this year’s competition. To nominate a book, please send one copy, along with a note indicating the prize for which it is being submitted, to the MacMillan Center, Book Prize Nominations, Director’s Suite, Attn. Richard Sosa, Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

Each faculty who submits will receive an email from the MacMillan Center confirming receipt of their book; if you have not received an email by March 29, please contact

View the list of prizewinners by year