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NEA Names Amy Stolls as Director of Literature

amystollsThe National Endowment for the Arts has appointed Amy Stolls as the director of literature.

Stolls has been serving as acting director of literature for the last year. In her official appointment, she will continue to oversee the NEA’s grant awards in literature.

Stolls joined the organization back in 1998 as a literature specialist, graduating to literature program officer. In her tenure, she served a central role in grantmaking, advising and reviewing proposals. She has spoken on behalf of the organization at events around the world and led the NEA’s involvement in the National Book Festival.

Stolls is the author of the young adult novel Palms to the Ground as well as the novel The Ninth Wife. She has also served as an adjunct literature professor at American University. She has a BA in English from Lafayette College and an MFA in creative writing from American University.

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Ira Silverberg Leaving NEA

The National Endowment for the Arts director of literature programs Ira Silverberg has decided to leave the federal agency on July 11, 2013. The former Sterling Lord Literistic literary agent took his current post in October 2011.

Literature program officer Amy Stolls will serve as acting director of literature until a new director is in place. Silverberg joined the NEA in October 2011. He offered offered this statement:

My time here has been nothing but extraordinary. Having had a chance to see, first hand, the various transitions our field is going through — podcasts, e-books, changes in the retail landscape — has been humbling. Helping to guide our field through those transitions has been empowering and has provided me with an education I could find nowhere else. Briefly, the demands of family are such that I must return to New York. This is a bittersweet time for me as I have truly loved the work I do here — and have been aided by a stellar staff.

(Link via Sarah Weinman)