2018 George Washington Prize Winner Announced

Washington College, Chestertown, MD –  April 30, 2018 —  Lending fresh insight into the bookish mind of our founding father, author Kevin J. Hayes has won the 2018 George Washington Prize for his work George Washington: A Life in Books.

Author and historian Kevin J. Hayes has won the coveted George Washington Prize, including an award of $50,000, for his new book, George Washington: A Life in Books. One of the nation’s largest and most prestigious literary awards and now in its 13th year, the George Washington Prize honors its namesake by recognizing the year’s best new books on the nation’s founding era, especially those that engage a broad public audience. Conferred by George Washington’s Mount Vernon, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and Washington College, the award will be presented to Hayes on May 23 at a black-tie gala at Mount Vernon. Read the entire article >>