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Two Writers Win $60,000 Fellowship

smallpew.gifTwo writers received $60,000 Pew Fellowships in the Arts today. They are: founding editor of n +1 magazine Marco Roth and author Ken Kalfus.

These authors joined ten other 2009 Pew fellows working in different artistic mediums, and the winners were selected out of a pool of 400 applicants. The judging panel was chaired by author Francine Prose.

The press release singled out Kalfus: “This year’s winners have a breadth of talent and accomplishments. Ken Kalfus is a highly accomplished writer of short story collections and novels including “A Disorder Peculiar to the Country,” which was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award.”

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Guggenheim Fellowship Winners Announced

gugg.jpgEleven 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.”