2012 Guggenheim Fellows announced
The winners of the eighty-eighth annual John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowships were announced today and, as always, the list of honorees is an impressive one.
The fellowship was established in 1925 by former US senator John Simon Guggenheim, and his wife, Olga, to honor the memory of their son John, who died of mastoiditis. As Guggenheim stated in a letter, his intent behind the award was to "add to the educational, literary, artistic, and scientific power of this country, and also to provide for the cause of better international understanding."
This year's winning authors represent a richly diverse group. Among them are cartoonist, illustrator Lauren Redniss, graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel, and the novelists Lydia Millet, Arthur Phillips, and Donald Ray Pollock. A complete listing of winner is available here.
Congratulations to everyone.