Hobson Lecture and Prize

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Hobson Prize Recipient

2022
Hobson
Prize

Chowan University is pleased to announce that Daniel Wallace is the recipient of the 2022 Mary Frances Hobson Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Arts and Letters. In making the announcement, the Hobson Prize Selection Committee noted, “A Daniel Wallace novel lures readers quickly into the story and its magic holds on to their
imagination until they realize that nothing is what it seems to be.”

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Daniel Wallace
is a fiction writer known for exploring the genre of magical
realism through stories that are funny, yet serious. Wallace
attended Emory University and the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he initially majored in
business but later earned his degree in English.

Photo by Iman Woods

*Photo of Michel Stone by Paige Phillips

Daniel Wallace

Previously Honored Recipients

2021

 Michel Stone

2020

Crystal Wilkinson

2019

Wiley Cash

2018

Jim Grimsley

2017

Kevin Wilson

2016

Edward P. Jones

2015

Dorothy Allison

2014

Sharyn McCrumb

2013

Joseph Bathanti

2012

Silas House

2011

Robert Morgan

2010

Lee Smith

2009

Darnell Arnoult

2008

Judy Goldman

2007

Josephine Humphreys

2006

Michael Parker

2005

Shelia P. Moses

2004

Chuck Sullivan

2003

Sheri Reynolds

2002

Padgett Powell

2001

Allan Gurganus

2000

Amy Hempel

1999

G.D. Gearino

1998

Randall Kenan

1997

Jill McCorkle

1996

Mark Richard

1995

Kaye Gibbons