Courtesy of El Paso Herald-Post
April 30, 2022
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation was created in 1925 by U.S. Sen. Simon Guggenheim and Olga Guggenheim in memory of their son, John Simon Guggenheim. The Foundation offers fellowships to individuals who exceed in scholarship as artists, writers, scientists, historians and scholars in a variety of disciplines to assist them in furthering their work.
According to the website, “51 scholarly disciplines and artistic fields, 81 different academic institutions, 31 states and the District of Columbia, and four Canadian provinces are represented in this year’s class of fellows, who range in age from 33 to 75.”
Brandon Hobson is among only 10 people awarded a fellowship in the fiction category this year. Twenty-five of the 180 fellowships were given to fiction writers, non-fiction writers and poets. Last year, poet Connie Voisine, NMSU English professor and creative writing program director, received the award.
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