Congratulations to Professor Edward Baring and Dr. Linda Connors, C ‘64, winners of the Bela Kornitzer awards for outstanding non-fiction books. Non-fiction books published in 2011 and 2012 were eligible for the competition. Two prizes were awarded—one to a member of the Drew Faculty and one to a Drew graduate.
The awards were announced at the January 19, 2013 biennial Library Gala by Noémi K. Neidorff, who paid tribute to her uncle and to her parents who established the award in his name, and presented by Vivian Bull, President and Andrew Scrimgeour, Dean of Libraries.
Dr. Edward Baring, Assistant Professor of
Modern European Intellectual and Cultural History
The Young Derrida and French Philosophy, 1945-1968
(Cambridge University Press, 2011).
Dr. Linda Connors, Senior Librarian for Collections Emerita
Co-author, Mary Lu MacDonald
National Identity in Great Britain and British North America, 1815-1851:
The Role of Nineteenth-Century Periodicals
The Kornitzer Prize Endowment was established twenty years ago by the late Alicia Kornitzer Karpati and her husband George Karpati to honor Bela Kornitzer, Mrs. Karpati’s brother, for his achievements as a journalist and author in Hungary and the United States. The Drew University Library houses among its special collections the Bela Kornitzer Collection. The award includes a $2,000 prize.