Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize

Past Winners



In our inaugural year, the award went to Susan Burton's Becoming Ms. Burton [The New Press], a searing memoir of trauma, substance use and mass incarceration that also addresses how to help women recover after they emerge from prison. 


The Washington Post called 2018 the year the #MeToo movement went global. We awarded the prize to Bernice Yeung's In a Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers [The New Press], which documented the sexual harassment and violence faced by immigrant women on the edges of society: laboring on farms, cleaning offices and providing home care. 


For the first time the judges awarded the prize to two titles, which covered the impacts of gun violence and aggressive policing from different angles: No Place on the Corner: The Costs of Aggressive Policing by Jan Haldipur [NYU Press] and An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago by Alex Kotlowitz [Nan A. Talese].