The Danijela Kulezic-Wilson Book Prize, inaugurated in January 2022, was established to recognize outstanding musicological scholarship among members of the Society for Musicology in Ireland as part of the Society’s aims to foster musical scholarship in all its forms. Named in memory of the distinguished Ireland-based Serbian musicologist Danijela Kulezic-Wilson, who passed away in 2021, the prize of €300 is awarded biennially for a musicological monograph authored or co-authored by a member of the SMI.

The prize was adjudicated for the first time by mid 2022 and formally awarded on 25 June 2022 (during the SMI's Annual Plenary Conference hosted by University College Cork) to Joanna K. Love for Soda Goes Pop: Pepsi-Cola Advertising and Popular Music (University of Michigan Press, 2019). In addition, the panel of judges awarded an Honourable Mention to Nicole Grimes for Brahms’s Elegies: The Poetics of Loss in Nineteenth Century German Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2019).

Queries about the prize and the next award (2024) may be sent to the Book Prize Committee at