Angie Kang – Frances Mason Harris '26 Prize, 2021

With what care and rich luminosity does the work gathered in “domesticity” make the journey into its lucky reader’s mind. Whether in short, formally inventive pieces that explore the ordinary and extraordinary intricacies of the everyday — repeat power outages, piano lessons, weird encounters with Santa Claus, or walks “home under the blooming sky” — or in gorgeously drawn and poignantly told graphic tales, this manuscript looks at the world with the chiseled intensity of a Grace Paley, the narrative resourcefulness of an Alison Bechdel and the visual inventiveness of a Shaun Tan.