MFA Instructor Emily Fox Gordon is awarded a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship
Queens' MFA Instructor Emily Fox Gordon has been awarded a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship for her nonfiction work, "The View from Now."
Gordon is the author of four books: two memoirs, "Mockingbird Years: a Life In and Out of Therapy" and "Are You Happy? A Childhood Remembered," a novel, "It Will Come to Me," and a collection of personal essays, "Book of Days." Her work has also received two Pushcart Prizes, and her memoir "Mockingbird Years" was a New York Times Notable Book.
In its ninetieth annual competition for the United States and Canada, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded 177 Fellowships (including one joint Fellowship) to a diverse group of 178 scholars artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.
Since its establishment in 1925, the Foundation has granted more than $315,000 million in Fellowships to nearly 17,700 individuals, among whom are scores of Nobel laureates and poets laureate, as well as winners of Pulitzer Prizes, Field Medals, and other important, internationally recognized honors.
For more information on the Fellows and their projects, please visit the Foundation's website.
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