2016 Washington Prize
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Subject2016 George Washington Prize
Abstract2016 George Washington Prize, Flora Fraser
DescriptionA noted biographer whose work has focused on the women behind the great men of history has won the 2016 George Washington Prize. Flora Fraser earned the $50,000 prize for her book The Washingtons: George and Martha, “Join’d by Friendship, Crown’d by Love.” The award, which is one of the nation’s largest literary prizes, honors the best new works on the nation’s founding era, especially those that engage a broad public audience. Conferred by Washington College, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and George Washington’s Mount Vernon, it was presented to Fraser on May 25 at a black-tie gala at the Mount Vernon estate.
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