Eleven fiction writers, nine poets, and twelve nonfiction authors all were awarded Guggenheim Fellowships yesterday.
In all, 180 scholars received the coveted fellowships this year–picked from over 3,000 applications. Awarded by John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the fellowships were established in 1925 in honor of US Senator Simon Guggenheim‘s son who died in 1922.
Publishers Weekly broke down the winners by genre: “Saskia Hamilton, Joseph Harrison, Terrance Hayes, Lyn Hejinian, Laura Kasischke, Barbara Ras, Lisa Russ Spaar, Larissa Szporluk, and Daniel Tobin. In fiction: Chris Abani, Chris Adrian, Stacey D’Erasmo, Ellen Feldman, John Haskell, Ken Kalfus, Marshall N. Klimasewiski, Richard Lange, Zachary Lazar, Fae Myenne Ng, and George Singleton.”