CHS Book Award


From 2013 to 2017 Heyday published winners of the California Historical Society Book Award. For more information about this award program including submission guidelines, please visit
Previous Winners of the California Historical Society Book Award

2017—Rebel Lawyer: Wayne Collins and the Defense of Japanese American Rights by Charles Wollenberg

2016—The City of Vines: A History of Wine in Los Angeles by Thomas Pinney

2015—Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute by Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus

2014—Game Changers: Twelve Elections that Transformed California by Steve Swatt, Susie Swatt, Jeff Raimundo, and Rebecca LaVally

2013—Under Spring: Voices+Art+Los Angeles by Jeremy Rosenberg

About the California Historical Society
The California Historical Society (CHS) is a 140-year-old, nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire and empower people to make California’s richly diverse past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives. We hold one of the top research collections on California history, which includes over 35,000 volumes of books and pamphlets, more than 4,000 manuscripts, and some 500,000 photographs documenting California’s social, cultural, economic, and political history and development, including some of the most cherished and valuable documents and images of California’s past.