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The Norman Mailer Center & The Norman Mailer Writer's Colony

2011 Norman Mailer Center and the NCTE Awards


The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony each year award the Norman Mailer High School Nonfiction Writing Award, Two-Year College and Four-Year College Awards at the Center's Annual Benefit Gala in New York City during the fall. The Four-Year College winner receives a Mailer Fellowship to the Colony and a check for $10,000.00.  The High School and Two-Year College winners will each receive $5,000.00.

Dalia Wolfson, Christopher Woodard, President William J. Clinton, and Elisa Gonzalez

High School Teacher Award

Winner
Marjorie Gilchrist-Young
Marjorie Gilchrist-Young The Tender Branch Swain County High School Bryson City, North Carolina

High School Teacher Awards Judges

Colum McCann
Sigrid Nunez
William Kennedy

Four-Year College

Winner
Elisa Gonzalez
Elisa Gonzalez Digital Leftovers, All the Words I Knew, Family History Yale University New Haven CT
Finalists
Jacque Feldman (Yale, New Haven CT)
Andrew David King (University of California at Berkeley, CA)
Sophia Veltfort (Yale University, New Haven CT)
Chenji Zhang (Brown University, Providence RI)

Four-Year College Awards Judges

Barbara Lounsberry Distinguished Scholar and Author
Lee Gutkind Founder and Editor of Creative Nonfiction
Jay Parini National Bestselling Author

Two-Year College

Winner
Christopher Woodard
Christopher Woodard Let All Those End Soon With Few Tears Berkeley City College Berkeley, CA
Finalists
Michael Gonzales (Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ)
Michael Durkee (SUNY Adirondack, Queensbury, NY)
Mason Gates (Central Arizona College, Coolidge, AZ)
Rebecca Wingate (Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ)

Two-Year College Awards Judges

Anne Fadiman
Ted Conover
Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

High School

Winner
Dalia Wolfson
Dalia Wolfson Parquet Dictionary Hunter College High School New York, NY
Finalists
Gadi Cohen (Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA)
Danyang Fang (Naperville North High School, Naperville, IL)
Mishka Hoosen (Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI)
Stephanie Lenchard Warren (Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale, IL)

High School Awards Judges

Anne Fadiman National Book Critics Circle Award Nonfiction
Ted Conover National Book Critics Circle Award Nonfiction
Adrian Nicole LeBlanc National Book Critics Circle Award Nonfiction