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Dr. Chris Ellery

Dr. Chris Ellery of the English faculty won first prize in the eighth biennial X.J. Kennedy Awards for Creative Nonfiction administered by Rosebud Magazine.

His memoir, “A Boy of Bethany,” was selected for the $1,000 top prize out of more than 300 submissions to the national contest, which was judged by Rosebud editor Roderick Clark and Cambridge Book Review Press editor Robert Wake.