The DAAD/GSA book prizes are funded through the North American office of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and carry an award of $1,000. Under the provision of the DAAD grant, eligibility is restricted to authors who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States and Canada. Translations, editions, anthologies, memoirs, and books that have been previously published are not eligible.
Winner of the DAAD/GSA Book Prize for the Best Book in Literature / Cultural Studies: Alys X. George, The Naked Truth: Viennese Modernism and the Body (University of Chicago Press, 2020)
2021 Prize Committee: Chunjie Zhang (University of California Davis; Committee Chair), Tobias Boes (University of Notre Dame), and Kira Thurman (University of Michigan).