A Big Year for WW Fellows, Part III: One for the Books

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In Part III of the 2014 list of Woodrow Wilson Fellows’ accomplishments, we feature Fellows whose books have received significant notice.

Book Awards and Recognitions

National Book Award poetry finalist, This Blue—Maureen McLane MN ’89

National Book Award nonfiction long-list, Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic—John Demos WF ’59

Pulitzer Prize finalist in history, A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama’s—Jacqueline Jones WS ’74

Pulitzer Prize finalist for biography or autobiography, Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World—Leo Damrosch WF ’64 H

PEN American Voelcker Award for poetry, Metaphysical Dog—Frank Bidart WF ‘62

PEN American Award for Poetry in Translation, Diaries of Exile—Karen Emmerich MN ‘02 and Edmund Keeley WF ‘50

Orion Book Award, MaddAddam—Margaret Atwood WF ‘61

Association of Black Women Historians’ Letitia Woods Brown Book Award for Best Edited Volume in African American History, Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis—Karsonya Wise Whitehead MAP ’93

Governor General’s Literary Award for translation, The Major Verbs—Donald Winkler WF ’61

Kirkus best nonfiction books of 2014:

The Cause of All Nations—Don H. Doyle WF ‘71

Encounters at the Heart of the World—Elizabeth A. Fenn CN ‘98

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous—Gabriella Coleman CN ‘03

Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic—John Demos WF ’59

The Secret History of Wonder Woman—Jill Lepore CN ‘93

Uncertain Justice—Laurence Tribe WF ’62

New York Times Top 100 of 2014:

Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in ChiefJames M. McPherson WF ’58

Abbreviation Key:

WF = Woodrow Wilson Fellow
H = Honorary Fellow
MN = Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship
CN = Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
WS = Women’s Studies Dissertation Fellowship
MAP = Public Policy/International Affairs Fellow

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