UKLA Academic Book Award

This award is presented every year for a recently published academic text about the teaching of English for teachers, students, consultants or HE tutors. The panel looks for books that make a lasting, significant contribution to the teaching of English.

The award is given to a text which fulfils many of the following criteria. The text:

  • makes a distinctive contribution to literacy education
  • inspires the teaching of literacy
  • is based on sound literacy research
  • will be a lasting and rich resource for teachers, teacher educators and students
  • encourages teachers, teacher educators and students to be reflective, innovative and creative
  • is accessibly written
  • can be for any or all key stages from early years to KS5
  • is relevant to classroom practice
  • if an edited collection, has a clear editorial voice

Enquires FAO Lynda Graham [email protected]

Panel Chair: Morag Styles

Shortlists for 2019 will be announced w/b January 22 2019.


Academic Book Award 2019

Submissions will be invited from publishers from August 1 to October 31 2018 for books published for the first time in the UK between November 1 2017 and October 31 2018. Books may previously have been published in other countries, and translations are eligible. However, reprints and new editions are not eligible.