Congratulations to all our prize winners and to the graduating class of 2020
The Edward Gould Shumway Prize in English
This is a monetary prize for the Major with the highest ranking in the department.
Winner: Louisa Kania ‘20
The Arthur C. Kaufmann Prize in English
This is a book prize for the Major with the second highest departmental ranking.
Winner: Calen Firedancing ‘20
The Stanley R. Strauss Prize in English
Winner: Mi Yu ‘20
This is our annual prize for the most accomplished critical thesis.
The Benjamin B. Wainwright Prize in English
Winner: Calen Geiser-Czeh ‘23
This is a juried prize for the best student fiction.
The Bullock Poetry Prize
Winner: Amelia Chen ‘22
This is our annual juried prize for the best student poetry.
The Michael Davitt Bell Prize
Winner: Lara Meintjes ‘22
Endowed prize for the best student essay on a topic in American Literature.
The Henry Rutgers Conger Memorial Literary Prize
Winner: Nigel Jaffe ‘22
Endowed prize for the best piece of writing by a student in a Williams publication.