UC Press is proud to announce that Infinite Cities: A Trilogy of Atlases – San Francisco, New Orleans, New York, edited by Rebecca Solnit, Rebecca Snedecker, and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, has won the 2020 Alice Award.

The annual $25,000 Alice Award, inaugurated in 2013 and administered by Furthermore grants in publishing, is given to a book publisher that represents excellence in all aspects of the work, from idea to design to quality of production. 

The Alice honors Alice M. Kaplan, who was the co-founder of the J. M. Kaplan Fund. Mrs. Kaplan energetically encouraged the Kaplan Fund to support music, dance, libraries, and the visual arts. Joan K. Davidson, Ms. Kaplan’s daughter, who is the founder and president of Furthermore and president emeritus of the Kaplan Fund, said, “My mother loved and collected the handsome illustrated book as itself a work of art, and since that kind of book depends upon the efforts of many creators—writer, designer, editor, and publisher—it is a commitment to that joint effort that the Alice will acknowledge and celebrate.”

The public is invited to attend the virtual Alice award event program being streamed through the Strand Book Store on Monday, November 16.