Rachel Stanley ’17 Wins Nick Adams Short Story Prize

Rachel Stanley ’17 has won the Associated Colleges of the Midwest’s 2017 Nick Adams Short Story Prize for her original work titled “Four Times Jasper Diallo Didn’t Die (and One Time He Lived).”

New York Times bestselling author Karen Abbott was the judge for the contest. Abbott said of Stanley’s work: “I was immediately taken with the voice: fresh, surprising, and exquisitely raw, with gorgeous, note-perfect imagery that feels wholly organic to the character. A true accomplishment.”

Following graduation in May, she will begin a doctoral program in clinical psychology at Marquette University, where she plans to continue research she has been pursuing as an undergraduate on issues of autism identity and stigma.

Rachel is the first Ripon College student to win the Nick Adams Contest, which has been held annually since 1973.


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