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Professor Jim English named Chair of Judges for National Book Award

Jim English will Chair the fiction panel for the 2016 National Book Award, one of the world's most prestigious literary prizes. Prof. English will bring his expertise as a scholar not only in the contemporary novel but also of literary prizes themselves; he is the author of The Economy of Prestige: Prizes, Awards, and the Circulation of Cultural Value (Harvard UP, 2008). Prof. English will also bring this experience into the undergraduate classroom as he teaches a course in Fall 2016, "Novel of the Year," in which students will read the novels short-listed for the National Book Award.