NYPL’s Dorothy & Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers Picks 2013-2014 Fellows

By Jason Boog Comment

The New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers has picked 15 writers and journalists as its annual fellows.

Selected from a pool of 313 applicants, this is the 15th class of fellows for the center. These writers will get a stipend, a private office in the Cullman Center and support from the library staff.

With a diverse array of people originally from Nigeria, Turkey, England, Argentina, and Serbia, the class of 2013 includes: The fiction writers Tea Obreht, Rajesh Parameswaran, Paul La Farge, and Uwem Akpan. The historians Linda Colley and Anthony Grafton. The journalists Arthur Lubow, Elizabeth Rubin, Elif Batuman, and David Grann.

New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers Fellows

Uwem Akpan
Las Vegas, My Village, A Novel

Elif Batuman
The Two Lives, A Novel

Christopher Brown
The Province of Senegambia: Colonial Failure on the West African Coast
The Gilder Lehrman Fellow

Linda Colley
Between Liberty and Empire: Writing Constitutions, 1776-1914
The Birkelund Fellow

Lynn Garafola
Bronislava Nijinska: A Choreographer’s Journey

Anthony Grafton
Sacred History in Sixteenth Century Europe: Early Modern Scholars and the Early Church

David Grann
A history of the Osage Indian murders
The David Ferriero Fellow

Peter Holquist
“By Right of War”: The Discipline and Practice of International Law in Imperial Russia, 1868-1917
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow

Paul La Farge,
The Night Ocean, A Novel

Arthur Lubow
A Biography of Diane Arbus

Graciela Mochkofsky
Conversion: The New Jews of Latin America

Téa Obreht
Untitled novel
The Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellow

Rajesh Parameswaran
Barren Island, A Novel

Elizabeth Rubin
Chasing Kony

Damion Searls
Uwe Johnson, Anniversaries (translation)

Photo credit: Anne Day