Margaret C. Annan Undergraduate Awards in Writing

The Margaret C. Annan Undergraduate Award in Writing is given annually to recognize excellence in creative writing by third-year students in the College. Recipients are selected by faculty from the University’s creative writing program and English department through a competitive application process. Annan, who taught for many years at South Shore High School, received her PhB in 1928 and her AM in 1933 from UChicago. She died in June 1993. The award was established by her friends and former students. “We feel that an award for writing is the proper way to honor a teacher who added so much to our intellectual lives,” said Judith Stein (AB’62, AM’64), a former student of Annan’s who helped establish the prize. “Because the Annan family had lived in Woodlawn since the turn of the century and the Annan clan attended the College of the University of Chicago, we thought the University would be an appropriate place to house the award.”


2011

  • Rachel Miller
  • Johannah King-Slutzky
  • Chung-Yu Chou

2010

  • Mae Rice
  • Valer Popa
  • Alexandra Geffen

2009

  • Hannah Walser
  • Aidan Roche
  • Morgan Myers

2008

  • Claire Tolan
  • Justin Schilke
  • James Plank

2007

  • Daniel Kimerling
  • Allison Todd

2006

  • Charles Rice-Davis
  • Jill Van Epps

2005

  • Jenna Coughlin

2004

  • Anna Wainwright
  • Ling Ma
  • Molly Schranz

2003

  • Michelle Taransky
  • Abraham Frank

2002

  • Amy Biegelsen

2001

  • Charles H. Campbell
  • Rachel Anne Dion

2000

  • Catherine Chung

1999

  • Ruth Welte

1998

  • Greg Byala
  • Mira Lutgendorf

1997

  • Susan Burgess

1996

  • Kimberly Phillips

1995

  • Leah Kennedy Clarkson

1994

  • Gregory Vargo