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Hanson Undergraduate Writing Prize winners announced

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Each year, the Department of English recognizes three undergraduate writers in English department classes with the Peter Burton Hanson Awards: one given for the best scholarly essay written by an English major, combined major, or minor; one given for the best creative work; and one for the best work not belonging to the scholarly or creative writing categories. The awards are named in honor of Peter Burton Hanson, A&S ’91, an English major, who perished along with his wife, Sue Kim, and young daughter, Christine Lee, aboard United Airlines Flight 175, on 9/11/01.

Congratulations to our winners for work done in 2018:

In the Category of Creative Writing
Benjamin Freiman, “The Church of Liking Whoever You Want”
Under the instruction of Professor Neal Lerner

Honorable Mention:
Evelyn Maguire, “Fort Henry”
Under the instruction of Professor Gary Goshgarian

In the Category of Scholarly Writing
Carly Wilhelm, “Northeastern University’s Employee Health Initiative: An Examination of Privacy and Personal Responsibility”
Under the instruction of Professor Eunsong Kim

Honorable Mention:
Bethany O’Brien, “Modern Bestseller”
Under the instruction of Professor Gary Goshgarian

In the Category of “Other” Work
Ash Liu, “post-”
Under the instruction of Professor Hillary Chute

Honorable Mention:
Kaitlin Moua, “Cut and Paste”
Under the instruction of Professor Elizabeth Polcha

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