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Sperber Prize

The Sperber Prize is given in honor of Ann M. Sperber, the author of the excellent biography of Edward R. Murrow, Murrow: His Life and Times (Fordham University Press). The book received numerous awards for its meticulous research and finely crafted writing and was a finalist in 1987 for the Pulitzer Prize. Through the generous support of Ann’s mother, Lisa, the prize was established to promote and encourage other outstanding biographies and memoirs related to the field of print and electronic journalism.

2022 Finalists Announced!

Five biographies and one memoir have been chosen as the finalists for the Sperber Book Prize, administered by Fordham University. Click here to read the full article by Fordham News!

To Apply

Please contact Dr. Beth Knobel for details on the application.
Department of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University
45 Columbus Ave. NY, NY, 10023
Phone: 718-817- 5041
Email: knobel@fordham.edu

Want to listen to The Sperber Podcasts which offer deeper insights into the authors and their works? Click here!