Only in America: the winner of the Sophie Kerr Prize collects more than an author who sweeps the Pulitzer, National Book Award, and National Book Critics Circle -- and only Washington College (yes, Washington College) seniors are eligible.
This year the prize was worth $64,243 -- down from $68,814 last year, but still a tidy sum.
This year's winner was announced yesterday, and it's Hailey Reissman, one of a mere twenty-four seniors to submit portfolios for the prize.
The richest prize awarded over the past few days is... the Sophie Kerr Prize, awarded annually to a Washington College senior and worth -- this year -- $67,481. Read Post
The Sophie Kerr Prize remains one of America's richest literary prizes -- worth $68,814 this year --, but the winner is drawn from a very small pool: it is awarded to the graduating senior at Washington College who demonstrat... Read Post
The 'big American literary prizes --= the Pulitzer, National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award -- pay squat or close to it (if they even bother naming a fiction winner...), but every year a graduating senior at Washingt... Read Post