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The 2011 Guggenheim fellows

April 7, 2011 |  1:55 pm

Thursday the Guggenheim Foundation announced its 2011 fellows. It will make grants to 180 artists, writers and researchers who were selected from more than 3,000 applications.

Of particular literary interest are its creative arts fellows -- although other humanities awards are certainly interesting, as are the science fellows (an anthropologist will study Japanese service robots). But for us bookish types, the 2011 Guggenheim fellows who are the most interesting are those in poetry, fiction, biography and general nonfiction. Here's the list.

Poetry:
Peter Campion
Claudia Emerson
Paul Guest
Kimberly Johnson
Eleanor Lerman
Maurice Walker Manning
D. A. Powell
Alicia Elsbeth (A. E.) Stallings
Matthew J. Zapruder
Cynthia Rebecca Zarin

Fiction
Bonnie Jo Campbell
Jonathan R. Dee
Christie Anne Hodgen
Clancy Martin
Valerie Martin
Karen Elizabeth Russell
David James Vann
Lara Vapnyar
Brad Watson

Biography
Richard Brookhiser
T. J. Stiles

General Nonfiction:
Eula Biss
Stephen Budiansky
Mary Cappello
John-Philip D’Agata
Wil Haygood
Adina Hoffman
Ann Maret Jones
Richard A. Leo
Rosemary Mahoney
Tara McKelvey
Katherine  Russell Rich
Patricia Volk
Tom Lee Wells

Angelenos can congratulate two new Guggenheim fellows at the L.A. Times Festival of Books: poets Peter Campion and Matthew Zapruder will be appearing on May 1.

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-- Carolyn Kellogg

 

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