Celona awarded Oregon Literary Fellowship

Marjorie Celona

Assistant professor Marjorie Celona, creative writing, has received an Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship for her fiction writing. The award was part of the 2020 Oregon Literary Fellowships Program, which helps Oregon writers initiate, develop, or complete literary projects.

Celona was awarded a CSWS faculty research grant in 2018-19 for writing time to complete her forthcoming novel, How a Woman Becomes a Lake, which will be published this year by Penguin Random House (USA), Little, Brown (UK), and Malpaso Ediciones (Spain). Her debut novel, Y, was published in eight countries and won France’s Grand Prix Littéraire de l’Héroïne. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, her work has appeared in The O. Henry Prize Stores, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, The Southern Review, Harvard Review, The Sunday Times, and elsewhere.

Applications for the 2021 Oregon Literary Fellowships will open in April 2020.