Prize Winners 2020

Books

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.