University Libraries announced the winners of its annual Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competition.
The Neureuther competition offers first and second prizes, of $1,000 and $500, to both undergraduate students and graduate students who write short essays about their personal book collections.
In the graduate category, Erika Rodriguez, a PhD candidate in comparative literature in Arts & Sciences, won the top prize for her essay “The Space Between Us, Our Common Ties.” Victoria Hsu, who is pursuing a master’s in fine arts in poetry, also in Arts & Sciences, came in second with “Finding Healing in a Dead Language.”
In the undergraduate category, Alex Evets, a first-year student majoring in communication design in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, won first place for his essay “From Past to My Present: The Art of Saint Louis.” Maya St. Clair, a senior majoring in English and history, both in Arts & Sciences, won second place for “John Donne’s Monuments.”
Learn more and read the essays on the University Libraries website.