NEA Literature Fellowships

2012 - Prose

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  • Paul Bergstraesser

    Before turning to writing and teaching, Paul Bergstraesser worked as a legal proofreader, house painter, bookseller, and in the...

  • Sean Bernard

    Sean Bernard studied creative writing as an undergraduate at Arizona and as a graduate at both Oregon State and Iowa....

  • Eula Biss

    Eula Biss is the author of The Balloonists (Hanging Loose, 2002) and Notes from No Man's Land: American Essays (Graywolf,...

  • Belle Boggs

    Belle Boggs is the author of Mattaponi Queen (Graywolf, 2010), a collection of stories that takes place along Virginia's Mattaponi...

  • Jennifer Clement

    Jennifer Clement is the author of the memoir Widow Basquiat (A True Story Based on Lies (Canongate, 2003), which was...

  • Kathy Leonard Czepiel

    Kathy Leonard Czepiel is the author of A Violet Season (Simon & Schuster, 2012), a historical novel set on a...

  • Carolina De Robertis

    Carolina De Robertis is the author of the novels Perla (Knopf, 2012) and The Invisible Mountain (Knopf, 2010), which was...

  • Amber Dermont

    Amber Dermont is the author of the novel, The Starboard Sea (St. Martin's Press, 2012), and the short story collection,...

  • Karen Fisher

    Karen Fisher is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, A Sudden Country (Random House, 2005). It won numerous awards,...

  • Jean Harper

    Jean Harper was born in Concord, Massachusetts, and now calls the Midwest her home. Her first book, Rose City: A...

  • Alan Heathcock

    Alan Heathcock's fiction has been published in such journals as Zoetrope: All-Story, Kenyon Review, VQR, Five Chapters, Storyville, and Harvard Review. His...

  • Paul Hendrickson

    Paul Hendrickson spent seven years on his New York Times bestselling biography, Hemingway's Boat (Knopf, 2011), nominated for a National...

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