2022 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Imaginative Writing

Announcing the Winner of the 2022 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Imaginative Writing

The Arlin G. Meyer Prize is awarded biennially to a full-time faculty member from a college or university in the Lilly Network of Church Related Colleges and Universities. The 2022 Arlin G. Meyer Prize was awarded to an author of an original work of imaginative writing that emerges from his or her practice of the vocation of the Christian creative writer, in accord with the principles and ideals of the Lilly Fellows Program. In subsequent years, the Meyer Prize will honor those who practice in the fields of performing arts, non-fiction, visual arts, and musical performance.

The Prize honors the late Arlin G. Meyer, Professor Emeritus of English at Valparaiso University, who served as program director of the Lilly Fellows Program from its inception in 1991 until his retirement in 2002.

The Prize of $3000 was awarded at the Lilly Fellows Program National Conference at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee on October 29, 2022.

To see past winners of the Meyer prize, click here


 Winner of the 2022 Lilly Fellows Program Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Imaginative Writing

 

Scaring the Bears
By Gordon Johnston
Mercer University
Professor of English
Mercer University Press, 2021
ISBN: 978-0881467796
$16.00

The Finalist: 

 

Somewhere to Follow
By Paul J. Willis
Westmont College
Professor of English
Slant Books, 2021
ISBN: 9781639820634

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