NEA Literature Fellowships

2016 - Prose

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  • Dina Nayeri

    Dina Nayeri was born in the middle of a revolution in Iran and moved to America at ten years...

  • Téa Obreht

    Téa Obreht's debut novel, The Tiger’s Wife, won the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction, and was a 2011 National Book Award Finalist...

  • Joseph Rathgeber

    Joseph Rathgeber is an author, poet, high school English teacher, and adjunct professor from New Jersey. His short stories and...

  • Aaron Thier

    Aaron Thier was born in Baltimore and raised in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He is the author of two novels: The...

  • Melissa Yancy

    Melissa Yancy is the winner of the 2016 Drue Heinz Literature Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press for...

  • Mario Alberto Zambrano

    Mario Alberto Zambrano was a contemporary ballet dancer before writing fiction. He has lived in Israel, The Netherlands, Germany,...

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