|Laura Wilson, Eric Schaefer, Alexa Perotti, Diana Hamlin, April Hawkins, Michael Greico|
The winners of the Undergraduate Book Collector’s Prize were announced on December 3 by the Board of the Friends of the Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library. As was the case last year, deciding winners among very interesting collections was very difficult.
The top prize went to Laura Watson whose focus is on horror and science fiction genres, books which “inspire us to confront our vulnerability…..allowing a better insight into our true psyche.” Her collection centers on books by famous American and English writers: Ray Bradbury, M .R. James, Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King and H.P. Lovecraft.The second prize went to Alexa Perotti who described her collection as part dystopia and part historical fiction. With her collection she has “taken many adventures to different worlds and different time periods.” Included are The Luxe series; the Tithe series; The Mortal Instruments series; and The Bar Code Tattoo.
Honorable mention went to presentations by Diana Hamlin, Eric Willi Nicholas Schaefer, April Hawkins, and Michael Greico.