George Mason University Historian Nominated for the George Washington Book Prize

21186_bkprizemedal_82f7bbbaa2326444a6e7f5c4774ffd7bFour finalists have been named for the 2013 George Washington Book Prize. The prize, awarded since 2005 by Washington College in  Chestertown, Maryland, honors books about the nation’s founding era. The prize includes a $50,000 award. The winner will be announced at a dinner gala at Mount Vernon on May 22.

Kierner CindyAmong the four authors honored as finalists is one woman. Cynthia A. Kierner, a professor of history at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, was nominated for her book Martha Jefferson Randolph: Daughter of Monticello (University of North Carolina Press, 2012).

Professor Kierner is the author or editor of six other books including Scandal at Bizarre: Rumor and Reputation in Jefferson’s America (University of Virginia Press, 2006). Dr. Kierner holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

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