The Guggenheim Foundation on Thursday announced its 2015 fellows, with a total of 175 writers, artists, scientists and scholars from the U.S. and Canada selected from more than 3,100 applications.
Writing fellowships were awarded in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Recipients include Southern California writers Meghan Daum, Percival Everett and David L. Ulin (full disclosure: Ulin is the L.A. Times' book critic).
New fellows also include Kevin Powers, whose debut novel "The Yellow Birds" won the 2012 National Book Award; Alex Ross, who writes about music for the New Yorker; and poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips, a recipient of the Whiting Writers Award.
The complete list of writing fellows is below:
Jeffery Renard Allen
Mary Beth Keane
Alison Hawthorne Deming
Melissa Fay Greene
David L. Ulin
Thomas Sayers Ellis
Cathy Park Hong
Rowan Ricardo Phillips
Those who want to congratulate the new fellows might catch up with them at the L.A. Times Festival of Books on April 18-19: Jeffrey Renard Allen, Vikram Chandra, Daum and Ulin are all scheduled to appear.