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2009 Van Sinderen Book Collecting Prize Winners

Winners of the Adrian Van Sinderen Book Collecting Prizes in the 2009 competition have been announced.

The late Adrian Van Sinderen, class of 1910, established these prizes in 1957 in order to encourage undergraduates to collect books, build their own libraries, and read for pleasure and education.

For her collections on Kara Walker and typography and graphic design, Jessica Svendsen of Morse College won the Senior prize. A Senior second prize was awarded to Rebecca Dinerstein of Berkeley College for her collection titled “Irish Poetry: Rare, Local, and Autographed.” Jongwook “Wookie” Kim of Ezra Stiles College won a Senior Honorable Mention for his collection of books on tea and coffee.

George Bogden of Silliman College won the Sophomore prize for his collection titled “Visions of Statehood: The Poetry of Modern Kurdistan.” A Sophomore Honorable Mention prize was awarded to Elizabeth Palazzolo of Saybrook College for her collection on classical history, civilization, and literature.

Judges for this year's competition were Stephen Parks (Chairman), Sylvia Van Sinderen Abbate, Joseph Agostini, Elisabeth Fairman, Spencer Gray ’09, Rebecca Martz, William Reese, and E.C. Schroeder.