2019 Guggenheim Fellowships to Janine di Giovanni, Carmen Giménez Smith, Joanna Klink, Carmen Maria Machado, and Shane McCrae

Carmen Giménez Smith, Carmen Maria Machado, Janine di Giovanni, Shane McCrae, Joanna Klink

Carmen Giménez Smith, Carmen Maria Machado, Janine di Giovanni, Shane McCrae, Joanna Klink

April 9, 2019 - 12:00pm

Workshop alumni Janine di Giovanni (for general nonfiction), Carmen Giménez Smith (for poetry), Joanna Klink (for poetry), Carmen Maria Machado (for fiction), and Shane McCrae (for poetry) are among the 168 scholars, artists, and scientists awarded fellowships this year from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the Foundation’s ninety-fifth competition. In all, forty-nine scholarly disciplines and artistic fields, seventy-five different academic institutions, twenty-eight states and the District of Columbia, and two Canadian provinces are represented in this year’s class of Fellows, who range in age from twenty-nine to eighty-five.

From Edward Hirsch, president of the Foundation:

“It’s exceptionally satisfying to name 168 new Guggenheim Fellows. These artists and writers, scholars and scientists, represent the best of the best. Each year since 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has bet everything on the individual, and we’re thrilled to continue to do so with this wonderfully talented and diverse group. It’s an honor to be able to support these individuals to do the work they were meant to do.”

For more information:

Announcement of 2019 Guggenheim Fellows

University of Iowa news announcement

Janine di Giovanni author website

Carmen Giménez Smith author website

Joanna Klink author website

Carmen Maria Machado author website

Shane McCrae Poetry Foundation page

Guggenheim Foundation website