WASHINGTON, DC, APRIL 30, 2020 – We are delighted and honored to announce the recipient of the Marfield Prize to Andrew McConnell Stott for “What Blest Genius: The Jubilee That Made Shakespeare”.




For more details about the winner, the history, past winners, and other exciting upcoming online events and programs of the Marfield Prize, please visit our website.

Due to the current crisis of the coronavirus pandemic, the evening gathering at the Arts Club to give the award to Mr. Stott has been postponed. An online award ceremony is being arranged and details will be sent out soon. Thank you.

The Marfield Prize is given annually by the Arts Club of Washington to the author of a nonfiction book about the visual, literary, media, or performing arts. Established to generate broader interest in the arts among general readers, the award celebrates prose that is clear and inspiring, creating a strong connection with the arts and artists. First given in 2006, the prize’s endowment was established by longtime Arts Club member Jeannie S. Marfield.

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