Faculty member Liam Callanan is the 2017 winner of the George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Excellence in Journalism, Arts & Letters.
According to the announcement in America “Liam’s contributions to the Catholic literary tradition are extraordinary,” said Matt Malone, S.J., president and editor in chief of America Media. “Liam Callanan has continually produced work that leaves the reader wanting more,” Father Malone said. “This prize is awarded in part to recognize future promise,” said the Rev. Robert Beloin, chaplain of Saint Thomas More Chapel & Center at Yale University, “and in the case of Liam, we have no doubt that there is still so much more to come.”
According to its website, The George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Excellence in Journalism, Arts & Letters is awarded annually by the trustees of America and The Saint Thomas More Chapel and Center at Yale University. The mission of the Hunt Prize is five-fold:
To promote scholarship, the advancement of learning and the rigor of thoughtful, religious expression;
To support and promote a new generation of journalists, authors and scholars;
To memorialize the life and work of George W. Hunt, S.J.;
To forge a lasting partnership between America and the Saint Thomas More Chapel and Center at Yale University, two places that were central to Father George Hunt’s life and work;
To support the intellectual formation, artistic innovation and civic involvement of young writers.
Read the full prize announcement here.