Two Women Academics Are Winners at the Library of Virginia Literary Awards

The Library of Virginia recently held its 14th annual Literary Awards ceremony in Richmond. Among the winners were:

Lisa Russ Spaar, a professor of English at the University of Virginia, who won the 2011 Carole Weinstein Prize in Poetry. The $10,000 prize recognizes significant achievement in the art of poetry. Professor Spaar is the author of five books of poetry.

Professor Spaar holds a bachelor’s degree and a master of fine arts degree from the University of Virginia.

Julie Campbell, associate director of communications and public affairs at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, received the People’s Choice Award for nonfiction for her book, The Horse in Virginia: An Illustrated History.

Campbell is a graduate of Arizona State University and holds a master’s degree from the University of Arizona.

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