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Julien book wins Kovacs Prize

Oct. 11, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- The book "Reading Inca History" by Catherine Julien, WMU associate professor of history, has been awarded the 2001 Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize from the Modern Language Association.

The Kovacs Prize recognizes an outstanding book in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures. Established in memory of the late Katherine Singer Kovacs, who was a specialist in Spanish and Latin American literature and film, the prize comes with a $1,000 cash award.

In "Reading Inca History," Julien examines Spanish narratives of Inca history in an effort to discover the various voices at work in interpreting the past and present existence of Inca culture. Julien, a WMU faculty member for five years, is the author of several books on the archaeology and ethnohistory of the Andes in the 16th century.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 616 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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