Book Awards

The Parapsychological Association(PA) Book Award recognizes books in the field of parapsychology that make significant contributions to science and to the cultural conversation about the implications of parapsychology. New (no more than two years in print) and in-press books published in English, French, German, Spanish or Portuguese (including translations) are eligible for the award. Notable works in other languages may also be considered, given the availability of appropriate committee members to evaluate them.

Submissions for the award will be accepted from authors and publishers. The annual deadline is March 31st for recognition at the PA’s annual convention, but the committee accepts submissions year round. To submit a book for consideration, send a cover letter and PDF file to Please also send three paper copies, if available, to the Parapsychological Association, P.O. Box 14884, Columbus, OH 43214, USA.  

The PA Book Award committee will also accept nominations from PA members. Nominators should write one or two paragraphs about the merits of the book and the background of the author and send it to When a book is nominated by a PA member, the review committee chair may contact authors/publishers to request  copies of the book for consideration and evaluation.

PA Book Award winners will be invited to display a seal of the award on their book jackets and in all marketing materials. They will be recognized at the annual PA convention, and will receive a medal of the award seal.

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2016 PA Book Award Winner: Extrasensory Perception

Extrasensory Perception: Support, Skepticism and Science has won a Parapsychological Association Book Award.This two-volume tome, edited by Edwin May and Sonali Marwaha , will be a very important book and should be on the bookshelf of all serious readers ... More

2016 PA Book Award Winner: Ojos Invisibles

Last Updated: Monday, July 18, 2016
Ojos Invisibles: La Cruzada por la Conquista del Espiritu ( Invisible Eyes: The Crusade for the Conquest of the Spirit) is  a collection of high quality essays about various parapsychological topics. Most of the essays are new, although some are ... More

2016 PA Book Award Winner: Prometheus and Atlas

Last Updated: Monday, July 18, 2016
Prometheus and Atlas is an incredibly ambitious synthesis of western thought -- actually, global thought -- with a central place devoted to understanding the significance of what author Jason R. Jorjani calls The Spectral : outlaw phenomena that are not ... More

2015 PA Book Award Winner: Parapsychology: A Handbook for the 21st Century

Last Updated: Monday, July 18, 2016
Many people have experienced such unusual phenomena as dreams that later seem to correspond with unforeseeable events, thinking of a long-lost friend just before he or she unexpectedly calls, or the ability to "feel" the presence of deceased ... More

2015 PA Book Award Winner: Beyond Physicalism

Last Updated: Monday, July 18, 2016
The rise of modern science has brought with it increasing acceptance among intellectual elites of a worldview that conflicts sharply both with everyday human experience and with beliefs widely shared among the world’s great cultural traditions. ... More

2015 PA Book Award Winner: Experimentelle Parapsychologie

Last Updated: Monday, July 18, 2016
Is there scientific evidence for extrasensory perception, psychokinesis or precognition? These questions systematic have feuled experiments that have been carried out for over 100 years. Experimentelle Parapsychologie: Eine Einführung  a ... More
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