The Hitchens Prize Honors Christopher Hitchens

The great author's legacy continues.

The Dennis and Victoria Ross Foundation — a nonprofit that encourages public debate of current events through support of new artists in music, film, theater, and more — has created a prize to honor the late Christopher Hitchens.

The Hitchens Prize will be given to “an author or journalist whose work reflects a commitment to free expression and inquiry,‭ ‬a range and depth of intellect,‭ ‬and a willingness to pursue the truth without regard to personal or professional consequence.”

The foundation is accepting nominations now through April 13. The winner will receive $50,000 and be honored at a yet-to-be-determined location in New York.