Literature

Literature

Literature inspires, enriches, educates, and entertains. It reminds us that there is beauty and joy in language,that others have insights worth paying attention to, that in our struggles we are not alone. By helping writers and translators create new work and connect with audiences through publishers and other literary organizations and programs, the National Endowment for the Arts celebrates literature as an essential reflection of our nation's rich diversity of voices.

Literature Fact Sheet | NEA & Literature Infographic

Staff

Literature Director

Amy Stolls
Amy Stolls is the Director of Literature at the National Endowment for the Arts. She oversees a portfolio that includes...

Staff

Eleanor Billington
Division Coordinator, billingtone@arts.gov
Mohamed Sheriff
Literature Specialist, sheriffm@arts.gov
Jessica Flynn
Literature Specialist, flynnj@arts.gov
Katy Day
Assistant Grants Management Specialist, dayk@arts.gov
Lauren Miller
Program Manager, millerl@arts.gov

Recent Grants

Medal of Arts

An online grant search is available to find information on NEA grants from 2000 to the present.

Podcasts

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Novelist and NEA Literature Fellow

NEA LITERATURE FELLOWSHIPS

NEA Literature Fellowships represent the National Endowment for the Arts' most direct investment in American creativity. The goal of the fellowships program is to encourage the production of new work and allow writers the time and means to write.

Publications

The 2018 NEA Guide provides details on the programs and activities that the NEA supports, as well as funding deadlines for our various grants. Included is information on Grants for...
Nineteen thought-provoking essays on the art of translation and its ability to help us understand other cultures and ways of thought by award-winning translators and publishers. Includes recommendations by the...

National Initiatives

NEA Big Read
Discover new books, start a conversation, apply for a grant to fund a reading program in your community.

Poetry Out Loud
Witness millions of high school students embrace and recite poetry, and compete in state and national championships.

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