The Yale Daily News is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Wallace Prize, the most prestigious independently-awarded undergraduate writing prize for fiction and nonfiction at Yale. In addition to substantial monetary awards, winners will have their pieces published in a special issue of the Yale Daily News Magazine this April. All submissions were judged anonymously by professionals in the field.
Winners in Nonfiction:
First place: “The School of Exile” by Daniel Judt ’18
Second place: “General Tso’s Chicken Wings” by Vivian Wang ’17
Honorable Mentions:
“A Body in Two Parts” by Liana Van Nostrand ’20
“Abigail Bessler, Ph.D.” by Abigail Bessler ’17
“It Will” by Tessa Palter-Poston ’19
Winners in Fiction:
First place: “The Man Alone and I” by Stephen Williams-Ortega ’20
Second place: “MEAT” by Susannah Krapf ’17
Honorable Mentions:
Instaurate Me Baby, One More Time” by Noah Kim ’18
“Between Us and the Fields” by Julia Hedges ’20