Munsey Award Winner

Laurie Powers has been named the winner of the Munsey Award, presented to a person who has given of himself for the betterment of the pulp community. The winners are selected by a vote of all living Lamont, Munsey, and Rusty Award winners. Powers published a biography of her grandfather, author Paul S. Powers, in 2007 and later arranged for the donation of his papers to Ohio State University. In addition, David Saunders received a Lamont Award, which had previously been retired, for his cataloging of his father’s artwork and other pulp illustrators.
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Munsey Award Renamed

Pulpfest has renamed the Munsey Award. The Munsey, previously named for nineteenth century publisher Frank Munsey, has been presented for efforts and ongoing involvement in the improvement, elevation, and continuance of keeping the pulps alive and well. In the future, the Award will be known as the Rusty Hevelin Service Award, after the fan who helped found Pulpfest, and who died in December. The first Rusty Hevelin Service Award will be presented at this year’s Pulpfest in Columbus, Ohio on the weekend of August 9.

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