Philip HoldenPhilip J. Holden wins the 2015 Hogan Prize

The editors of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies are very pleased to announce the inception of The Hogan Prize, which will be presented annually in recognition of an outstanding essay published in a special issue of the journal. Essays selected for this prize are nominated by our guest editors and selected by an independent judge. The prize includes publication in the special issue and an award of $750. This award is generously supported by Routledge Journals.

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 inaugural award has been made to Philip J. Holden for his essay, “Selves in Dialogue: W. Somerset Maugham and Dementia’s Stories,” which was published in the special issue, “Broken Dialogues” (30.2, Autumn 2015).

The essay was nominated for this award by guest editor, Eva C. Karpinski, and selected by the guest judge, Leigh Gilmore. Dr. Gilmore’s response to the essay is published in 31.1, Winter 2016.

Congratulations, Philip!

Holden Gilmore

Philip Holden and Leigh Gilmore