NYU has awarded the 2020 Callaway Prize for the Best Book on Drama and Theatre to "A Poetics of Modernity: Indian Theatre Theory, 1850 to the Present", edited by Aparna Bhargava Dharwadker, Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Callaway Prize, which carries a cash award of $9,000, is given by NYU’s Department of English for the best book on drama or theatre published during the previous two years by an American author. The 2020 award was delayed until this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Undergraduate student Audrey Peterson was awarded first place of the Jane Austen Society Of North America's (JASNA) essay writing contest in the college/university division. Her marvelous essay can be found on JASNA's website.