W. A. Dwiggins Award

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W. A. Dwiggins & PuterscheinIn the 1956-1957 season, the Bookbuilders membership voted to give an award to an individual in the book industry for the most outstanding contribution to book building in New England. After the death of our extraordinary member W.A. Dwiggins in 1956, it was further voted to name the award in his honor. In so doing, the membership set a very high standard of excellence for the annual selection of individuals.

The Dwiggins Award honors the exceptional contribution of one person out of a community of highly skilled and active people. It is awarded to someone who exemplifies the ideals of Bookbuilders; has the highest personal standards of craftsmanship and devotion to his/her work; has demonstrated an interest in and service to the bookbuilding community; has given “something extra” to his/her job or to Bookbuilders in terms of talent, brilliance, integrity, devotion, or helpfulness to others; and compares favorably with previous Dwiggins Award recipients. Nominations are welcome from anyone and the selection is made by a small committee of past recipients.

Those who have received the W.A. Dwiggins award over the last fifty years have been carefully selected for their outstanding devotion to their craft and their community.

 

Congratulations to the 2018 Dwiggins Award winner, Jamie Carter!

The Dwiggins Award Recipients 1957–2018

1957

Max S. Kirshen

1958

Gladys Pitcher

1959

John A. Manganelli

1960

Natalie Norris

1961

Frank Lightbown

1962

Rudolph Ruzicka

1964

Ronald W. Murray

1965

Gobin Stair

1966

Jean Abbott

1967

Burton J. Jones

1968

William E. Spaulding

1969

Harry F. Howard

1971

Rollo G. Silver

1972

Charles A. Rheault, Jr.

1973

A. Bradlee Emmons

1974

W. Michael Bodden

1975

Burton L. Stratton

1976

Patricia Thoma

1977

Richard C. Bartlett

1978

Doylie Venn

1979

Arnold Kirshen

1980

Stephen Pekich

1981

Harrison Bennett

1982

Morton H. Baker

1983

David R. Godine

1984

Harold Hugo

1985

Frank Romano

1986

Susan M. Hayes

1987

Constance L. Tree

1988

Russell Halliday

1989

Lewis H. Brown

1990

Melbourne W. Cummings

1991

Lance Hidy

1992

Meredith E. White

1993

Stuart Murphy

1994

Stephen P. Snyder

1995

Arthur Clarke

1996

Al Bachand

1997

Paula Carroll

1998

Joseph Crowley

1999

Thomas F. D’Espinosa

2000

A. Diehl Jenkins

2001

Donna Baxter McCarthy

2002

John Walsh

2003

Richard Tonachel

2004

Bruce Kissell

2005

Marianne Perlak

2006

Jim Rigney

2007

Marty Rabinowitz

2008

Chuck Wallace

2009

Eugene (Geno) Walsh

2010

Thomas H. Finneran, Jr.

2011

Sarah Bodden Kopec

2012

Jack Foley

2013

Nancy Fenton

2014

Lisa Diercks

2015

Scott D. Meyers

2016

Michele Brennan

2017

Tom Plain

2018

Jamie Carter