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Louise Glück (Fellow 1969-1970)  wins the 2015 National Humanities Medal.
She was awarded the metal by President Barack Obama at a ceremony at the White House on September 22.

 

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Viet Thanh Nguyen (Fellow 2004-2005) is on the National Book Award's Long list for nonfiction, and Solmaz Sharif  (Fellow 2001-2012) is on the National Book Award's Long List for Poetry.

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We are delighted to learn that the Rona Jaffe Foundation has included Fine Arts Work Center Fellow Asako Serizawa (2015-2016) among its Writer’s Award winners for 2016. 

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Beloved Co-Founder of the Fine Arts Work Center, Josephine Del Deo has died at age 90.
 
Josephine was one of the truly great spirits of this town, and that spirit, as well as her legacy of learning and scholarship, will live on and be remembered always.

 

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Two Visual Arts Fellows and two Writing Fellows have been 
Awarded 2016 Guggenheims

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Viet Thanh Nguyen (Fellow 2004-2005) Has won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel, The Sympathizer.

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Salvatore Scibona (2001-2002, 2002-2003)
is a recipient of the 2016-2017 Cullman Center 
Fellowship.

 

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2015-2016 Writing Fellow Safia Sinclair is the recipient of a 2016 Whiting Award for her poetry.
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Writing Coordinator and Writing Fellow 2011-2012, Matthew Neill Null — whose debut novel Honey from the Lion was published last fall by UNCW’s Lookout Books has received  the 2016 Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters

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We are saddened to learn that poet Wendy Battin (Writing Fellow 1976-1977, 1977-1978) has passed away.  Her debut, In the Solar Wind, won a National Poetry Series Award in 1984, selected by William Matthews. Her second collection, Little Apocalypse, won the Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Award in 1997.  She also won a Discovery/The Nation Award and grants from the NEA and the Ingram Merrill Foundation.  Wendy graduated from Cornell University and the University of Washington and taught at many institutions, including MIT, Smith College, Syracuse University, Boston University, and Connecticut College.  She most recently made her home in Mystic, CT.

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