Author Eve Kahn Wins Sarton Women's Book Award

Courtesy of Wesleyan University Press

A quick note today to congratulate writer Eve M. Kahn, whose 2019 book, Forever Seeing New Beauties: The Forgotten Impressionist Mary Rogers Williams (1857-1907), published by Wesleyan University Press, has won the 2019 Sarton Women's Book Award for nonfiction. Kahn has been contributing to Fine Books & Collections for the past couple of years—in 2018, she wrote for us about another forgotten female artist, photographer Lillian Baynes Griffin (1871-1916), rediscovered while working on her Williams biography. She also notably wrote both a profile of collector and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein for our current issue and an article about the Dobkin Family Collection of Feminism.

To read more about Kahn and the trove of letters that set her on the trail of Williams, check out “Rescuing American Impressionist Mary Rogers Williams from Obscurity,” by Allison C. Meier—another Fine Books writer!—in Art & Object magazine.