Two writers received $60,000 Pew Fellowships in the Arts today. They are: founding editor of n +1 magazine Marco Roth and author Ken Kalfus.
These authors joined ten other 2009 Pew fellows working in different artistic mediums, and the winners were selected out of a pool of 400 applicants. The judging panel was chaired by author Francine Prose.
The press release singled out Kalfus: “This year’s winners have a breadth of talent and accomplishments. Ken Kalfus is a highly accomplished writer of short story collections and novels including “A Disorder Peculiar to the Country,” which was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award.”