NWP alumni Lucas Mann and Cutter Wood win NEA Fellowships

Monday, December 4, 2017

Two recent graduates of the Nonfiction Writing Program have been awarded National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in Creative Writing (Prose):

Lucas Mann
Lucas Mann

Lucas Mann, author of the books Lord Fear (Pantheon) and Class-A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere (Vintage), graduated from the NWP in 2012. He currently teaches as an assistant professor at UMass Dartmouth.

 

 

Cutter Wood
Cutter Wood

Cutter Wood, who graduated from the NWP in 2010, served as a University of Iowa Provost’s Fellow in 2010-11 and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Louisville in 2011-12. His book Love and Death in the Sunshine State: The Story of a Crime (Algonquin) is forthcoming in 2018.

 

See the official NEA announcement here: https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/FY18-Creative-Writing-Fellowship-Recipients-Nov16-2017.pdf. Mann and Wood were among 36 writers selected this year to win the $25,000 prizes.


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