Society of American Historians Prize for Historical Fiction (formerly known as the James Fenimore Cooper Prize)

The SAH Prize for Historical Fiction is awarded biennially in odd-numbered years for a book of historical fiction on an American subject that makes a significant contribution to historical understanding, portrays authentically the people and events of the historical past, and displays skills in narrative construction and prose style. The prize, which carries an award of $2000, is named in honor of the most famous American historical novelist of the nineteenth century.