Two Guggenheim Fellows are among this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners: Andrew Sean Greer (Fiction, 2018) won for Less (Lee Boudreaux Books / Little, Brown and Company) and Frank Bidart (Poetry, 1979) was awarded for Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).
Among the twenty-nine artists and scholars awarded 2018-19 Rome Prize and Italian Fellowships are five Guggenheim Fellows: Amy Franceschini, Fine Arts, 2010, Sze Tsung Leong, Photography, 2005, Helen O’Leary, Fine Arts, 2010, Karyn Olivier, Fine Arts, 2007, and Basil Twist, Drama and Performance Art, 2006.
A great conversation with Michael Galinsky (Fellow in Film-Video, 2012) and Suki Hawley. For the past twenty-six years, Michael Galinsky has been making documentary and narrative films with Suki Hawley.
Congratulations to Louis Warren, Guggenheim Fellow in United States History, 2011, who was awarded the 2018 Bancroft Prize for his book God’s Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Making of Modern America.
LeVar Burton, of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Reading Rainbow fame, presented a reading of one of Kevin Brockmeier’s stories (“A Fable With Slips of White Paper Spilling from the Pockets”) on his podcast this week. Kevin Brockmeier was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fiction in 2007.
Chico MacMurtrie, Guggenheim Fellow in Fine Arts, 2016, is overseeing a project with University of Michigan students at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design. MacMurtrie and his team of students are creating “Border Crosser,” an inflatable, robotic sculpture that will encourage people to reconsider the concept of borders.
Guggenheim Fellow Greg Miller (Photography, 2008) has been documenting Ash Wednesday on the streets of New York City for over two decades. Miller discusses his work on this project and his upcoming book of portraits, Unto Dust: 20 Years of Photographs of Ash Wednesday.
Paul Falkowski, Guggenheim Fellow in Plant Sciences, 1992, is the recipient of the 2018 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. Falkowski, jointly with James J. McCarthy, were awarded for “their decades of leadership in understanding-and communicating-the impacts of climate change.” Read the press release.
Patrick Sauer discusses Neil Sheehan’s, “A Bright Shining Lie,” in the New York Times. Sheehan was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in General Nonfiction in 1973.
HBO premieres Rebecca Cammisa’s film Atomic Homefront on February 12. Cammisa was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Film in 2010. Follow the link to learn more about this film.
Judith Pascoe’s new book, On the Bullet Train with Emily Brontë: “Wuthering Heights,” has been published by the University of Michigan Press (November, 2017). Pascoe’s Guggenheim Fellowship (General Nonfiction, 2012) supported her work on this project. Follow the link to learn more about this publication.
Guggenheim Fellow Peter Schjeldahl (General Nonfiction, 1995) discusses the retrospective of Stephen Shore, Guggenheim Fellow in Photography, 1975, in the December 11 issue of the New Yorker.
Gonzalo Giribet, Guggenheim Fellow in Organismic Biology & Ecology, 2016, will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Copenhagen on November 17. Giribet is the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ, Harvard University), Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and Curator of Invertebrates.
Oliver Sacks was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Medicine and Health in 1989. A new collection of his essays have been published by Knopf (October 24, 2017).
Congratulations to Amanda Petrusich, Guggenheim Fellow in General Nonfiction, 2016, for “In the Land of Vendettas That Go On Forever,” online now and published in the Virginia Quarterly Review (Fall, 2017). Petrusich’s Guggenheim Fellowship supported her work on this project.
Guggenheim Fellow Hilton Als (General Nonfiction, 2000) discusses the work of Kahlil Joseph, Guggenheim Fellow in Film-Video, 2016, in the November 6 issue of The New Yorker.
Richard Brookhiser reviews “Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson,” a newly published book by Guggenheim Fellow Gordon S. Wood (U.S. History, 1980).
David Eagleman, Guggenheim Fellow in Neuroscience, 2011, is thrilled to announce his latest book, The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World.
A new book by Martin Puchner, Guggenheim Fellow in Literary Criticism, 2017, The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization (Random House) will be published tomorrow, October 24.