The 2011 Guggenheim fellows


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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 CampionClaudia EmersonPaul GuestKimberly JohnsonEleanor LermanMaurice Walker ManningD. A. PowellAlicia Elsbeth (A. E.) StallingsMatthew J. ZapruderCynthia Rebecca Zarin FictionBonnie Jo CampbellJonathan R. DeeChristie Anne HodgenClancy MartinValerie MartinKaren Elizabeth RussellDavid James VannLara VapnyarBrad Watson

BiographyRichard BrookhiserT. J. Stiles General Nonfiction:Eula BissStephen BudianskyMary CappelloJohn-Philip D’AgataWil HaygoodAdina HoffmanAnn Maret JonesRichard A. LeoRosemary MahoneyTara McKelveyKatherine Russell RichPatricia VolkTom 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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