The Peter Edgerly Firchow Memorial Essay Prize



In appreciation of Peter Edgerly Firchow’s merits as an outstanding Huxley scholar and also as a Founding Member and Curator of the International Aldous Huxley Society, the AHS Executive Committee has resolved to establish the above prize in order to further research on Aldous Huxley. It is proud to announce it with the following specific­ations and invites contributions from scholars concerned:


(1) The prize is to be awarded periodically for the best journal-length essay in Aldous Huxley Studies submitted to Aldous Huxley Annual by an untenured Huxley scholar.


(2) The prize is endowed with $400.


(3) A jury of three alternating AHS specialists chooses the best essay out of the pertinent submissions to AHA.


(4) The essay chosen is published in the subsequent issue of AHA.


(5) The deadline for submissions for the fourth award is 31 July 2019.


AHS Executive Committee



Previous Award Winners:


2011 - Brian Smith (Suffolk University) for his essay titled “Jeffersonian Reminders: Aldous Huxley on Property, Happiness, and Freedom” (AHA 9, pp. 206-227)


2014 - Hisashi Ozawa (King’s College London) for his essay titled “John and Ishi, ‘Savage’ Visitors to ‘Civilization’: A Reconsideration of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, Imperialism and Anthropology” (AHA 12/13, pp. 123-147)


2015 - Julian Piras (Independent Scholar, Belgium) for his essay titled “Suffering and the Liberation from Suffering: Core Concerns in the Works of Aldous Huxley” (AHA 14, pp. 257-283)