Huge congratulations to Profs. Tayari Jones, Laura Otis, and Heather Christle, who have all been awarded major fellowships for the upcoming academic year.
Profs. Jones and Otis have both been named Fellows of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. It is quite rare to have two fellows named from the same university in a given year – rarer still to have two from the same department!
Prof. Christle has been awarded a Howard Foundation fellowship in Nonfiction from Brown University.
Look for more information about the projects behind these wonderful awards in the next edition of the departmental newsletter.