Uwem Akpan, Paul La Farge, Téa Obreht and Rajesh Parameswaran have been selected as Fellows of the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. Journalists Arthur Lubow, Elizabeth Rubin, Elif Batuman, and David Grann, and historians Linda Colley and Anthony Grafton were also named Fellows. The fellows will receive a stipend, and an office in the Cullman Center.
The announcement on the NYPL website reveals, “The Fellows were chosen from a pool of 313 applicants from 38 countries. With a diverse array of people originally from Nigeria, Turkey, England, Argentina, and Serbia.” Past Cullman Center Fellows include Karen Russell, author of 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist Swamplandia and Jennifer Egan, writer of Pulitzer-Prize-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad.