2013 Sophie Kerr Prize
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The 2013 Sophie Kerr Prize valued at $61,192, awarded to the graduating senior from Washington College with the greatest literary promise, was awarded to Tim Marcin. The prize announcement event was held at the historic Enoch Pratt Free Library in downtown Baltimore. Washington Post book columnist Michael Dirda, winner of a 1993 Pulitzer Prize for criticism, offered keynote remarks, and Marcin and the other four student finalists—Emily Blackner, Maegan Clearwood, Jillian Obermeier and Bond Richards—read excerpts from their portfolios.