The 2016 Hogan Prize

The editors of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies are very pleased to announce the winners of the second annual Hogan Prize. Arnaud Schmitt and Stefan Kjerkegaard are the 2016 winners for their coauthored essay, “Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle: A Real Life in a Novel” (31.3, Autumn 2016).

The 2016 guest judge was Julia Watson, Professor Emerita of The Ohio State University. Dr. Watson’s response to the prize-winning essay will be published in our next issue (32.1, Winter 2017). Congratulations, Arnaud and Stefan!

The Hogan Prize is an annual award presented to an outstanding essay published in a volume of the journal. The prize was named in honor of two of the journal’s founding editors, Rebecca and Joseph Hogan, who worked tirelessly and creatively to expand the field of auto/biography studies. This award recognizes ingenuity in scholarly research and supports critical work that advances the field. The prize includes an award of $750. This award is generously supported by Routledge Journals.

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