Ilona Karmel Writing Prizes
The Ilona Karmel Writing Prizes are awarded every May by MIT’s Comparative Media Studies/Writing program. This competition was named in honor of the late Ilona Karmel, novelist, poet and Senior Lecturer in the writing program. Throughout her teaching career, Karmel’s outstanding contributions to creative writing at MIT were her inspirational teachings and relationships with students.
Frankie Schembri's Karmel Prize-winning piece
“I felt a bit of disgust at my friend who had thought to take our Q&A session with [Siri] in such a sexual, gendered direction, and second, that the developers anticipated these questions enough to include responses to them in her code.”
Theresa Machemer's Karmel Prize-winning piece
Theresa Machemer’s DeWitt Wallace Prize-winning piece for science writing for the public.
Yasuko Mano's Karmel Prize-winning piece
A review of the role that autophagy plays in PDAC development, the essential genes that control autophagy, and targeting autophagy as a means of PDAC therapy. Third prize winner for the 2017 S. Klein Prizes for technical writing.
Kate Telma's Karmel Prize-winning piece
Computer scientists challenge machine learning to make strides in pathology.
Kishore Patra's Karmel Prize-winning piece
“The Green Chillies” won second place for the 2017 Robert A. Boit Writing Prize for short stories.
Nicholas Matthews's Karmel Prize-winning piece
Three poems by Nicholas Matthews. Third prize winner for the 2017 Robert A. Boit Writing Prize for poetry.
Darian Bhathena's Karmel Prize-winning piece
“Over the course of my writing career, and most recently in a writing class at MIT, I have gradually discovered the truth for my autobiographical writing: voice and purpose.”
Devany West's Karmel Prize-winning piece
“Someone else got to pick. / Pick my brains. / There are worms there.” 2nd place winner for the 2017 Enterprise Poets Prize for Imagining a Future.