Prize Highlights

In 2019/20, OUP won 163 awards across our academic and educational resources. Some of the key highlights are captured below.


  • Extensive Reading Foundation Language Learner Literature Awards for A Christmas Carol adapted by Bill Bowler, and The Life and Diaries of Anne Frank by Rachel Bladon
  • Top Educacao Award - Editora de livros didatico de idioma
  • Sunday Times Book of the Week for six OUP children’s titles
  • Educational Publishing Awards 2019 Australia Secondary Publisher of the Year
  • 2019 Sefika Awards National Education Publisher of the Year and National Academic Publisher of the Year
  • Nick Perren Foundation/Publishers’ Association of South Africa Lifetime Achievement Award for former OUP South Africa MD Lieze Kotzé (posthumous)
  • Wahome Mutahi Literary Prize for Book of Pawns and Players by Kinyanjui Kombani
  • Text Book Centre Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature for Do or do by Kinyanjui Kombani
  • 44th International Kolkata Book Fair Best Stall Award
  • IDA Award for Excellence in Product, Solution, and Service of the Year for My Learning Train
  • Textbooks & Reference Books, Colleges and Universities First Prize for The Oxford Student Atlas for India
  • UBL Literary Awards 2019 Best English Non-Fiction for The Faltering State: Pakistan’s Internal Security Landscape by Tariq Khosa
  • UBL Literary Awards 2019 Best Urdu Non-Fiction for Uss Ko Ikk Shakhs Samajhna Tou Munasib Hi Nahin by Nasir Abbas Nayyar, and Tum Kabeer by Fahmida Riaz
  • 2020 KLF-HabibMetro Non-Fiction Prize for Interpretations of Jihad in South Asia: An Intellectual History by Tariq Rahman
  • 12th Hong Kong Book Prize for three OUP titles
  • Sing Tao Parents’ Choice at the Brand Awards 2019
  • 15th Hong Kong Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature for three OUP titles
  • Baby Kingdom’s Most Trusted Brand for English Language Learning products (pre-school)


  • The Wolfson History Prize for Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice by Mary Fulbrook
  • The Lincoln Prize for Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War by Elizabeth R. Varon
  • The George Washington Prize for The Indian World of George Washington by Colin G. Calloway
  • American Political Science Association Awards for 14 OUP titles
  • British Academy’s Rose Mary Crawshay Prize for Ian Watt: The Novel and Wartime Critic by Marina MacKay
  • University Association for Contemporary European Studies Best Book Prize for Counter-Revolution: Liberal Europe in Retreat by Jan Zielonka
  • Savitri Chandra Shobha Memorial Prize for A Freethinking Cultural Nationalist: A Life History of Rahul Sankrityayan by Alaka Atreya Chudal
  • Goldstein-Goren Book Award for best work in Jewish Thought for Goy: Israel’s Multiple Others and the Birth of the Gentile by Adi Ophir and Ishay Rosen-Zvi
  • 2019 European Academy of Management Best Book Award for Reinventing Business Models: How Firms Cope with Disruption by Henk Volberda, Frans van den Bosch, and Kevin Heij
  • 2019 European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Best Book of the Year Award for Pragmatism and Organization Studies by Philippe Lorino
  • British Medical; Association 2019 Medical Book Awards, First Prize in Psychiatry for Oxford Textbook of Public Mental Health edited by Dinesh Bhugra, Kamaldeep Bhui, Samuel YS Wong, and Stephen E. Gilman.

Other Awards

  • Employees Retraining Board Manpower Developer Award
  • Good Mandatory Provident Fund Employer Award