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William Lychack (Fiction '91) Awarded 2012 NEA Grant

Posted: 11/18/2011 8:44:45 AM

From nea.gov:

"Through Literature Fellowships to published creative writers and translators of exceptional talent in the areas of prose and poetry, the Arts Endowment advances its goal of encouraging and supporting artistic creativity and preserving our diverse cultural heritage.

Creative Writing Fellowships enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Non-matching grants are for $25,000."

One of the the 2012 Literature Fellowships has been awarded to William Lychack, who received his MFA in Fiction from U-M in 1991.

William Lychack’s work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, The American Scholar, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, and other places, including public radio’s This American Life. He is the author of a novel, The Wasp Eater, and the recent short story collection The Architect of Flowers. He currently lives in Stamford, Vermont, and teaches in the Low-Residency MFA Program at Lesley University.



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