Donor, Richard Gordon and prizewinner, Sana Ahmed, at the 19th Maxine N. Gordon, J70, Book Prize.
The Library is proud to be the home of the Maxine N. Gordon J70 Endowment and Book Prize. At Tufts, Maxine Gordon began lifelong valued friendships, and explored and developed intellectual interests for which she was to maintain a passion throughout her life. She majored in mathematics. After graduating, Maxine earned a Masters from Northwestern University and became a master teacher of students in math in the Newton and Wayland public schools. A prolific reader, she cherished books. The prize honors students who, like Maxine, share a passion for mathematics, teaching, and literature.
Each year, the Chair of the Math Dept awards the prize to a major who has demonstrated a love of reading, literature and poetry.
2021: Ari Lerner. Go Tell It on the Mountain, James Baldwin
2020: Sana Ahmed. The Class Ceiling: Why It Pays to be Privileged, Sam Friedman, Daniel Laurison
2019: Mallory Grider. History of Cryptography and Cryptanalysis: Codes, Ciphers, and Their Algorithms, John F. Dooley
2018: Katherine Rea. The Collected Fiction of Katherine Mansfield, Volumes 1 and 2, Gerri Kimber, Vincent O'Sullivan eds.
2017. Chengli Li. S., J.J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
2016. Ryan Hastings-Echo. The Cyberiad, Stanislaw Lem, Michael Kandel
2015: Kaiyun Chen. Contemporary China: Society and Social Change, Tamara Jacka, Andrew Kipnis, Sally Sargeson
2014: Thomas Snarsky. Imperial, William T. Vollmann
2013. Jessica de la Torre. Don Quijote de la Mancha, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
2012: Lisa Lebovici. Le Second Souffle: suivi du diable gardien, Philippe Pozzo di Borgo
2011. Elena Murray. Come and Join the Dance, Joyce Glassman
2010. Alexander Berrian. Pinball, 1973, Haruki Murakami
2008: Sarah Elizabeth Blick. Dead French Poets Speak Plain English: An Anthology of Poems, Kendall Lappin
2007: Amanda French. Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was, Angélica Gorodischer, translated by Ursula Le Guin
2005: Melanie F. Schultz. Collected Stories, Saul Bellow, Janis Freedman Bellow
2004: Carolyn Abbott. The Tale of Genji, Murasaki Shikibu, Royall Tyler
2003: Alethea Barbaro. Night Train, Martin Amis
2002: Katie Bowen. The Poetry of Robert Frost: The Collected Poems, Complete and Unabridged, Edward Connery Latham, ed.