The Washington Post Invitational

Winners:

MedalSecond Runner-Up: “Machiavelli’s The Little Prince”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s classic children’s tale as presented by Machiavelli. The whimsy of human nature is embodied in many delightful and intriguing characters, all of whom are executed. (Erik Anderson, Tempe, Ariz.)

MedalFirst Runner-Up: “Green Eggs and Hamlet”
Would you kill him in his bed?/ Thrust a dagger through his head? / I would not, could not, kill the King. / I could not do that evil thing. / I would not wed this girl, you see. / Now get her to a nunnery. (Robin Parry, Arlington)

MedalAnd the Winner: “Fahrenheit 451 of the Vanities”
An ’80s yuppie is denied books. He does not object, or even notice. (Mike Long, Burke)