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Distributed April 21, 2004
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Howard Foundation announces 12 fellowships for 2004-05 academic year

The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation has announced 12 creative-writing fellowships of $20,000 each for the 2004-05 academic year. Brown University, which administers the Howard Foundation for the foundation’s Board of Administration, also announced that the 2005-06 fellowships will be given in the area of literary criticism.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation, administered by Brown University for the Board of Administration of the Howard Foundation, has announced 12 fellowships of $20,000 each for the 2004–2005 academic year.

The 12 recipients, representing the field of creative writing – fiction, poetry, short stories, essays and creative non-fiction – were selected from among 314 scholars and independent writers nominated by administrative officers of colleges, universities and cultural institutions throughout the country.

The Board of Administration has announced that fellowships for the 2005–2006 academic year will be awarded in the fields of literary criticism, film criticism and translation, written in English. Visit the Web for more information:

The 2004–2005 fellows and their projects are:

  • Lee Ann Brown, assistant professor, St. John's University
    Crowns for Charlotte: An Investigative Poetics of the New South, a collection of poetry;
  • Tristan Davies, senior lecturer, Johns Hopkins University
    Paper: a Brief History of Price, Product and Fabrication, a novel;
  • Brian Evenson, assistant professor, Brown University
    The Ex-Father, a novel;
  • T. Louise Freeman-Toole, independent scholar and writer
    Smokey and Johnny: A Life in Two Diaries, creative non-fiction;
  • Peter Gurnis, independent scholar and poet
    Berlin and Eden, a book-length poem;
  • Ben Marcus, associate professor, Columbia University
    Children, Cover Your Eyes, a novel;
  • T.M. McNally, associate professor, Arizona State University
    Bedrock, Three Novellas;
  • Jayne Anne Philips, fiction writer in residence, Brandeis University
    Termite, a novel;
  • Carlo Rotella, associate professor, Boston College
    Playing in Time: A Suite of Musical Lives, creative non-fiction;
  • Mathew Stadler, independent fiction writer
    The Voluptuary, a novel;
  • Elizabeth Stuckey-French, assistant professor, Florida State University
    The Last Summer of Peace, a novel;
  • Elizabeth Willis, assistant professor, Wesleyan University
    A Botanic Garden, a collection of poetry.


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