The winner of the 2014 BSLS Book Prize is Leah Knight for Reading Green in Early Modern England (Ashgate).
Congratulations to Prof. Knight, of Brock University, not only for being a worthy winner for her fascinating, innovative and ambitious exploration of the significations of 'green' in the writing and culture of the English Renaissance, but also for being awarded the Book Prize for a second time.
The rest of the 2014 shortlist, in alphabetical order by author, was:
- Anna Henchman, The Starry Sky Within: Astronomy and the Reach of the Mind in Victorian Literature (OUP)
- Heather Houser, Ecosickness in Contemporary US Fiction: Environment and Affect (Columbia UP)
- James Secord, Visions of Science: Books and Readers at the Dawn of the Victorian Age (OUP)
- Christina Walter, Optical Impersonality: Science, Images and Literary Modernism (Johns Hopkins UP)
Congratulations to all five shortlisted authors and special congratulations to the winner, Prof. Knight.