Vilas Prize to Jordan and Block

Awarded to Amy Jordan and Roger Block for their article “Why in the World Would You Go to the Solomon Islands?”.  In the southern summer of 2012-3, Amy and Roger sailed their Pacific Seacraft 40, Shango to the seldom-visited Solomon Islands for the cyclone season. Their story tells vividly of deserted but often exposed anchorages, and the poor but generous people - farmers, fishermen, carvers and artists - who shared their homes, meals and stories.

Year Awarded

2017