Wednesday, September 14, 2022


John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships 2022 

Eduardo C. Corral (2001) 

Jay Hopler (1997) 

Joyelle McSweeney (2001) 

Jerald Walker (1995) 


National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship 2022 

Peyton Marshall (2002) 

George O’Connell (1974) 


Whiting Award 2022 

Anaïs Duplan (2017) 

Nana Nkweti (2014) 


Rome Prize in Literature 2022  

Jamel Brinkley (Fiction faculty and MFA 2015) 


Josephy Brodsky Rome Prize 2022  

Robyn Schiff (1999) 


MacArthur Foundation Board of Directors  

Gish Jen (1983) 


Windham-Campbell Prize in Poetry 2022 

Wong May (1968)  


Women’s Prize for Fiction 2022 

Longlist Great Circle Maggie Shipstead (2008) 

Longlist The Final Revival of Opal & Nev Dawnie Walton (2018) 


Fulbright Study/Research Grantees 2022 

Adam Beaser (2022) 

Sally Fullerton (2021) 

Michaeljulius Idani (2022) 

Mick Toma (2022) 


PEN America Literary Awards 2022 

Winner - Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story Yiyun Li (2005) 

Finalist - Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay These Precious Days: Essays Ann Patchett (1987) 

Finalist - Jean Stein Book Award Harrow Joy Williams (1965) 

Finalist - E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Believers Lisa Wells (2014) 

Longlist - Voelcker Award for Poetry Collection How to Not Be Afraid of Everything Jane Wong (2010) 

Longlist - Poetry in Translation Damascus, Atlantis Marie Silkeberg, translated by Kelsi Vanada (2016) 

Longlist - Poetry in Translation Edinburgh Notebook Valerie Mejer Caso, translated by Michelle Gil-Montero (2007) 



Story Prize 2022 

Winner - Filthy Animals Brandon Taylor (2019) 

Longlist - The Ghost Variations Kevin Brockmeier (1997) 

Longlist - The Souvenir Museum Elizabeth McCracken (2008) 


Joyce Carol Oates Prize 2022 

Longlist - Vengeance Zachary Lazar (1993) 

Longlist - Great Circle Maggie Shipstead (2008) 

Longlist - Filthy Animals Brandon Taylor (2019) 


National Book Foundation Science + Literature Award 2022 

In the Field Rachel Pastan (1990) 


Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2022 

Shortlist - Filthy Animals Brandon Taylor (2019 


Center for Fiction First Novel Prize 2022 

Longlist - Activities of Daily Living Lisa Hsiao Chen (1996) 

Longlist - A Map for the Missing Belinda Huijuan Tang (2021) 

Longlist - The Immortal King Rao Vauhini Vara (2010) 


Dublin Literary Award 2022 

Longlist - Transcendent Kingdom Yaa Gyasi (2014) 

Longlist - Jack Marilynne Robinson (fiction faculty emerita) 


Aspen Words Literary Prize 2022 

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev Dawnie Walton (2018) 


Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award 2022 

Shortlist - Damnation Spring Ash Davidson (2012) 

Shortlist - The Final Revival of Opal & Nev Dawnie Walton (2018) 


Best American Short Stories 2021 

"Playing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain" Jamil Jan Kochai (2019) 

"Haguillory" Stephanie Soileau (2002) 

"You Are My Dear Friend" Madhuri Vijay (2012) 

"Little Beast" C Pam Zhang (2019) 


PEN / Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers 2022 

“A Wedding in Multan, 1978” Yasmin Adele Majeed (current 2nd year fiction MFA student) 


Jesmyn Ward Prize, Michigan Quarterly Review 2022 

"Field Laid Bare" Jeneé Skinner (current 2nd year fiction MFA student) 


Ten Best New Writers Award, Masters Review 2022 

"The Tree That Stood Alone in the Desert" David DeGusta (current 2nd year fiction MFA student) 


The Future Awards Prize for Art & Literature, Open Country Magazine 2022 

Longlist - Arinze Ifeakandu (2020) 


Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2022 

Shortlist - Adedayo Agarau (current 2nd year poetry MFA student) 


The Isele Prizes 2022 

Winner - Short Story “The Year of the Sun” Esther Ifesinachi Okonkwo (2020 

Longlist - Poetry “Pa Amadu Kamara” and “The Dead” Romeo Oriogun (2021) 


Oregon Stafford/Hall Book Award for Poetry 2022 

Instrument Dao Strom (1997) 


The Virginia Commonwealth University Cabell First Novelist Award 2022 

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev Dawnie Walton (2018) 


Chautauqua Prize 2022 

Finalist - Damnation Spring Ash Davidson (2012) 


Oklahoma Hall of Fame Inductee 2022 

Joy Harjo (1970)  


Lifetime Achievement Award, Los Angeles Review of Books / UC Riverside Dept of Creative Writing 2022 

Sandra Cisneros (1978) 


Oprah Daily Eight Women Writers Changing the World 2022 

Lan Samantha Chang (1993 and current Director) 


Thirty Canadian Writers to Watch, Canadian Broadcasting Company 2022 

Vauhini Vara (2010) 


The Writer Magazine/Emily Dickinson Award, Poetry Society of America 2022 

Finalist - A.D. Lauren-Abunassar (2019) 

Finalist - Nicholas Gulig (2010) 


Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award, Poetry Society of America 2022 

Romeo Oriogun (2021) 


Writing Fellow, A Public Space 2022 

Indya Finch (2021 


Cullman Center Fellow, New York Public Library 2022 

Brandon Taylor (2019 

C Pam Zhang (2019) 


Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship 2022 

Devon Walker-Figueroa (2017 


Djerassi Residency 2022 

Vu Tran (2002) 


Writing Fellow, Fine Arts Work Center 2022 

Jorrell Watkins (2020)


Virtual Writer in Residence, International Anthony Burgess Foundation / Chetham's Library 2022 

Jake Goldwasser (current 2nd year poetry MFA student) 


U.S. Department of State Critical Language Fellowship 2022 

Nitya Rayapati (current 2nd year fiction MFA student) 


Courage to Write Grant, The DeGroot Foundation 2022 

Michaeljulius Idani (2022) 


Non-fiction Award, New Ohio Review 2022 

"Speak Up" Jesse Lee Kercheval (1986) 


Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival 2021 

Best Television Pilot, “Broken”, Zachary Tyler Vickers (2011) 




John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships 2021  

Poetry, Sandra Lim (2004) 

Nonfiction, Alexander Chee (1994) 

Poetry, Andrea Cohen (1985) 

Poetry, Stephen Kuusisto (1980) 

Poetry, Tracie Morris (Poetry faculty) 


MacArthur Fellowships 2021  

Daniel Alarcón (2004) 


Booker Prize 2021 

Longlist - Great Circle, Maggie Shipstead (2008) 


United States Poet Laureate 2020-2021 

Joy Harjo (1970) 


National Book Award 2021 

Longlist - The Souvenir Museum: Stories, Elizabeth McCracken (2008) 


American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Poetry 2021 

Rita Dove (1977) 


American Academy of Arts and Letters Newly Elected Member 2021 

Joy Harjo (1970)


American Academy of Arts and Letters Awards in Literature 2021 

C Pam Zhang (2019) 

Garth Greenwell (2015) 

Yiyun Li (2005) 

Salvatore Scibona (1999) 

Layli Long Soldier (recent visiting faculty member) 


Whiting Award 2021 

Kevin González (2007) 

Nina Siegal (2006) 


National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship 2021 

Toby Altman (2019)  


LARB/UCR Lifetime Achievement Award 2021 

Juan Felipe Herrera (1990) 

Rita Dove (1977) 

Joy Harjo (1970) 


2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction 

Longlist, Transcendent Kingdom, Yaa Gyasi (2014) 


O. Henry Prize Winners for The Best Short Stories 2021  

“To the Dogs,” Jianan Qian (2018) 

“Witness,” Jamel Brinkley (Fiction faculty and MFA 2015) 

Delandria,” Asali Solomon (2004) 


PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction 2021 

Longlist, Transcendent Kingdom, Yaa Gyasi (2014) 

Longlist, The Office of Historical Corrections, Danielle Evans (2006) 


2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence 

Longlist, Fiction, Transcendent Kingdom, Yaa Gyasi (2014) 

Longlist, Nonfiction, Minor Feelings, Cathy Park Hong (2002) 

Longlist, Fiction, Jack, Marilynne Robinson (Fiction faculty emerita) 


Joyce Carol Oates Prize 2021 

The Office of Historical Corrections, Danielle Evans (2006) 

Longlist, Cleanness, Garth Greenwell (2015) 

Longlist, Transcendent Kingdom, Yaa Gyasi (2014) 

Longlist, Likes, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum (2000) 

Longlist, You Again, Debra Jo Immergut (1989) 


Center for Fiction First Novel Prize 2021 

Longlist Gold Diggers Sanjena Sathian (2019) 


Forbes’ 30 Under 30 2021 

Nyuol Lueth Tong (2016) 




Los Angeles Times Book Prizes for 2020-2021 

Finalist, The Office of Historical Corrections, Danielle Evans (2006) 

FinalistLikes, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum (2000) 


Lambda Literary Award 2021 

Finalist, Poetry Romeo Oriogun (2021) 

Finalist, C Pam Zhang (2019) 

Finalist, Brandon Taylor (2019) 

Finalist, Garth Greenwell (2015) 

Finalist, Eduardo C. Corral (2001) 


Berlin Prize Fellowship, American Academy in Berlin 2021 

Lan Samantha Chang (1993) 


2021 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction 

Joy Williams (1965) 


Time Magazine: Most Influential People of 2021  

Cathy Park Hong (2002) 


Julie Suk Award for Best Book by a Literary Press in 2020 (prize awarded in 2021) 

Longlist Flourish, Dora Malech (2005) 

Longlist Gravity Well, Marc Rahe (2005) 


Granum Foundation Prize 2021 

Finalist Okwudili Nebeolisa (current 2nd year poetry MFA student) 


Non-Fiction Award, 21st Annual Massachussetts Books Awards 2021 

"How to Make a Slave and Other Essays" Jerald Walker (1995) 


Nebraska Book Award for Fiction 2021 

The Brightest Place in the World David Philip Mullins (2005) 


Greater Houston Area Art Writing Prize 2021 

Justin Jannise (2014) 


Rathbones Folio Prize 2021  

In The Dream House: A Memoir, Carmen Maria Machado (2012) 


Publishing Triangle Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction 2021 

Finalist, Real Life, Brandon Taylor (2019) 


2021 New Voices Contest  

Second Place Winner, A.D. Lauren-Abunassar (2019) 


2021 John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize 

Fractal Shores, Diane Louie (1981) 





2021 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature 

Finalist, Laurel Snyder (2000) 


Iowa City Creekside Park renamed in honor of  

James Alan McPherson (1971 and late fiction faculty member) 


2021 Tupelo Press Snowbound Chapbook Prize 

Runner-up, Kelly Hoffer (2017) 


2021 Elizabeth George Foundation Grant  

Olivia Parkes (2021) 


2021 Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence  

Marie Manilla (1994) 


2021 National Magazine Award  

Nominee, “The Divide” (Smithsonian), Lindsay Stern (2017) 


2021 FPM-Hippocrates Prize Health Professional Poetry Commendation 

Third prize, Joyce Turner (2009) 


Abrams Artist-in-Residence at the Penn Arts & Sciences Center, 2020-2021 

Carmen Maria Machado (2012) 


2021 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship Award 

Finalist, Cindy Juyoung Ok (2021) 


2021 Granum Foundation Fellowship Prize 

Okwudili Nebeolisa (2nd Year Poetry MFA) 

Longlist, IfeOluwa Nihinlola (2021) 


2021 Tupelo Press Dorset Prize 

Sara Deniz Akant (2012) 


2021 Screw Turn Flash Fiction Competition Winner 

Mona Susan Power (1992) 


2021 Gregory Djanikian Scholar in Poetry  

Jane Huffman (2017)