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Erickson wins Guggenheim

Steve Erickson, whose Zeroville wil be released by Europa Editions in November 2007, has been named a 2007 Guggenheim Fellow. Erickson is one of 189 artists, scholars and scientists selected from a pool of almost 2,800 applicants. The fellowships are awarded to professionals who have demonstrated exceptional ability by publishing a significant body of work in the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the creative arts.

Erickson is the author of eight novels and two books about American politics and popular culture that have been published in ten languages. His most recent novel, Zeroville, is to be published in the fall of 2007. He writes about film for Los Angeles magazine, and his work, which has been collected in numerous anthologies, has appeared in publications such as Esquire, Rolling Stone and  The New York Times Magazine.

He teaches at the CalArts MFA Writing Program and is editor of its literary magazine Black Clock, which has featured the work of Don DeLillo, David Foster Wallace, Joanna Scott, Richard Powers, Jonathan Lethem, Rick Moody, Aimee Bender, Samuel R. Delany, Greil Marcus, Darcey Steinke, William T. Vollmann and other nationally renowned writers. 

Guggenheim Fellowships are distributed by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, founded in 1925 by former United States Senator and Mrs. Simon Guggenheim in memory of their son John Simon Guggenheim.


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