New award honours writer and historian Michael Fellman

The Tyee and the Simon Fraser University History department have established an award to honour historian Michael Fellman, who regularly contributed to the B.C.-based online publication.

Fellman died last year. He was a noted historian, political commentator and author who taught for almost 40 years at SFU.

The Tyee and the Simon Fraser University History department have established an award to honour historian Michael Fellman, who regularly contributed to the B.C.-based online publication.

Fellman died last year. He was a noted historian, political commentator and author who taught for almost 40 years at SFU.

The Michael Fellman Award will acknowledge a piece of publicly accessible writing that demonstrates bold thought, clear analysis and rests on well-researched historical understanding. The winner will receive $1,000 and will be selected by a trio of judges: a Tyee editor, an SFU History department member and Michael Fellman's partner Santa Aloi. The winning piece will also be published on The Tyee in November.

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013.

Maximum word count: 2,500.

Applications should be sent to editor@thetyee.ca with the subject line “Submission for Michael Fellman Award.”

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