June 11, 1998
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Freudenberger '97 Wins Dana Reed Prize for Distinguished Writing in Student Publications

Nell Freudenberger '97 has won the 1998 Dana Reed Prize for Distinguished Writing in Harvard College Student Publications. Freudenberger topped a field of 38 entries from 6 publications for her short story "Real Life," which appeared in the summer 1997 issue of The Harvard Advocate.

This marks the second year in a row that an Advocate contributor has won the prize. (The 1996 prize went to a former Advocate president for a short story in another publication.)

Honorable Mention went to Matthew W. Granade '99 and Adam S. Hickey '99 for the article "Total Assets" in The Harvard Crimson.

Judges for this year's competition were novelist Nicholson Baker, New Yorker music critic Alex Ross, and Farrar, Straus & Giroux Senior Vice President Elizabeth Sifton.

Given annually since 1948 by a group of alumni, the $500 prize commemorates Dana Reed '43, a Cambridge native who edited several undergraduate publications before he was killed in action as a World War II bomber pilot. Previous winners have included Michael Halberstam '53, John Updike '54, Sallie Bingham '58, Jacob Brackman '65, James Fallows '70, and Michael Kinsley '72.


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