A Berry College government and
international studies professor was recently awarded the 2012 Guyana Prize for
Government and International Studies Professor Chaitram
Singh's novel "The Flour Convoy," won Best First Work of
Fiction. Guyana President Donald Ramoutar presented the prize
which included a $3,000 check to Singh Sept. 15 in Georgetown, Guyana. The Prize
Committee selected Singh to give the acceptance address on behalf of all prize
winners in which he read an excerpt from his award winning novel.
of Singh's novels, "The February 23rd Coup," was runner-up for the
Best Work of Fiction prize. Singh said his work was facilitated by the travel
grants from the Department of Government and International Studies and that he
worked on his novels during his sabbaticals. Singh has taught at Berry since
1984. He received his B.S. from the United States Military Academy, and his M.A.
and Ph.D. from the University of Florida.
###Story by Student Public Relations Assistant Lindsey Dyches