Michael R. Jackson won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his musical A STRANGE LOOP and Colson Whitehead won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel THE NICKEL BOYS (his second Pulitzer Prize). Congratulations to Michael and Colson. And congratulations to two additional Ucross Fellows who were finalists -- Jeanine Tesori (Drama) and Ann Patchett (Fiction).
Congratulations to Dave Malloy, who won a 2020 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical for OCTET.
Six Ucross Fellows received Lucille Lortel Award nominations this week: Michael R. Jackson, Aziza Barnes, Jeanine Tesori, Matthew Dean Marsh, Eisa Davis, and Dave Malloy. Congratulations to all. Awards will be announced on May 3.
Ucross Fellows Rhona Bitner and Munson Hunt were recently awarded Pollock-Krasner Foundation grants in contemporary art. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation provides grants to individual working visual artists (based on artistic merit) to create new work.
Elizabeth Kadetsky's fourth book, THE MEMORY EATERS, winner of the Juniper Prize in Creative Nonfiction, was published by University of Massachusetts Press on March 31.
In April, six Ucross Fellows were awarded fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation: Alex Ketley (choreography), Moyra Davey (film/video), Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (drama/performing arts), Helen Mirra (fine arts), Sigrid Nunez(fiction), and Helen Phillips (fiction). Congratulations!
Peter Rock was named a finalist for the 2020 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, for his novel THE NIGHT SWIMMERS.
The Women’s Prize for Fiction's longlist which includes WEATHER by Jenny Offill and THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett.
Tanya Barfield won the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre Award, which is given to a “playwright working at the highest level of achievement in mid-career.”