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Texas State English professor named NEA Creative Writing Fellow

Jennifer duBois
Jennifer duBois (Photo by Justin Perry)

By Jack McClellan
Office of Media Relations
January 9, 2018

Texas State University assistant professor of English Jennifer duBois was named a Creative Writing Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for 2018.

DuBois is one of 36 fellows chosen from over 1,700 applications. The award includes a $25,000 prize.

“I am enormously grateful to the NEA, and to Texas State for giving me the flexibility to use this grant to work on my next novel,” duBois said.

DuBois is the author of two novels. Her first, A Partial History of Lost Causes, was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction and honored by the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 program. Cartwheel, her second novel, was nominated for a New York Library Young Lions Award, among other honors. DuBois is also the recipient of a Whiting Writer’s Award. She earned a B.A. from Tufts University, a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa’s Writers Workshop and completed a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University.

Since 1967, the NEA has awarded more than 3,400 Creative Writing Fellowships worth $46 million. Awards for 2018 totaled $900,000.

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 181,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.

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