Sean Trundle, who just defended his dissertation and will be getting his PhD very shortly, has won the 2013 Biography Prize for the best dissertation in life writing. The prize is awarded by the Center for Biographical Research at UH and comes with a cash prize of $500. The award will be formally presented at the award ceremony this Thursday at noon. Congratulations, Sean!
Aidan Smith was also nominated for the prize; although she was not given the award, the selection committee also thought very highly of the rigor of analysis and quality of writing in her dissertation.