Today it’s official. The Guggenheim Foundation announced today that I’m a 2010 Fellow. I’ll use the grant to work on my third novel, set in Lahore, Pakistan.
Other literary winners include Colum McCann, 2010 National Book Award Winner for “Let The Great World Spin”; Joseph O’Neill, author of “Netherland”; Salvatore Scibona, author of “The End”; Paul Harding, author of 2010 fiction Pulitzer for “Tinkers”; Philip Gourevitch, former Paris Review Editor and author of We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With All Our Children; Monique Truong, author of “The Book of Salt”; Peter Godwin, who is writing a biography of the last days of Robert Mugabe” Tom Bissell for a book about the 12 Apostles; Adam Begley for a biography of John Updike; Ethan Canin, most recently author of “America, America”; playwright John Collins of Elevator Repair Service Repetory Theater; Anthony Doerr, whose new short story collection Memory Wall is coming this July from Scribners; Victor LaValle, author of Big Machine; Nell Freudenberger, author of “Lucky Girls” and “Dissident”; David Rhodes, author of Driftless; Jonathan Harr, author of “A Civil Action: Ohio poet Angie Estes and many others I will post later today. Congratulations!