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Garth Greenwell Earns Guggenheim Fellowship

Congratulations to author Garth Greenwell ’01 (literature) for receiving the prestigious award.

Garth Greenwell ’01 is the author of What Belongs to You, which won the British Book Award for Debut of the Year, was longlisted for the National Book Award, and was a finalist for six other awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

It was named a Best Book of 2016 by over fifty publications in nine countries, and is being translated into thirteen languages.

His second book of fiction, Cleanness, was published in January 2020, and was an Indie Next selection and a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice.

His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and A Public Space, and he has written nonfiction for The New Yorker, the London Review of Books, and Harper’s, among others. He has taught at New York University; the University of Mississippi, where he was the John and Renée Grisham Writer in Residence; and Grinnell College. He lives in Iowa City, and is currently a Visiting Professor at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Photo Credit: Oriette D’Angelo