Mina Bahari is the 2019 recipient of the Modlin Book Award. Her collection focuses on “Tales of the Perpetual Outsider: The Iranian Immigrant Identity." Established in 1971, the Modlin Book Award was created to honor Dr. George M. Modlin upon his retirement as President of the University of Richmond.  This competitive award recognizes and promotes the development of scholarly personal libraries.  Graduating members of the senior class who have accumulated an outstanding personal library with a scholarly focus or special personal interest are eligible to apply for the award.