The Katharine Briggs Book Award 2011 Winner

Posted on 27th September 2013

Folk Tales, Tall Tales, Trickster Tales, and Legends of the Supernatural from the Pinelands of New Jersey: Recorded and Annotated by Herbert Halpert between 1936 and 1951, by the late Herbert Halpert and J.D.A Widdowson, published by The Edwin Mellen Press. The prize was awarded to Professor Widdowson and Dr William Marcy IV of The Edwin Mellen Press at a reception on Wednesday 9 November at The Warburg Institute following a well attended and very enjoyable lecture by Michael Rosen.

  • First runner-up: Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis, The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter (Oxford University Press)
  • Second runner-up: Jay M. Smith, Monsters of the Gévaudan: The Making of a Beast (Harvard University Press)

The Folklore Society congratulates the winners and extends warm thanks to all the authors and publishers who entered their books for the award.