la-ca-jc-jeffery-renard-allen-20140713-001MFA in Creative Writing faculty member Jeffery Renard Allen has been awarded a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship for Fiction! Allen is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Song of the Shank (Graywolf Press), named one of New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2014, as well several other books of fiction and poetry. Guggenheim Fellowships are awarded annually to scholars, artists, and scientists on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise.

The National Book Foundation has also named Allen as a Fiction judge for the 2015 National Book Awards.

About The Author

Founded in Greenwich Village in 1931, Creative Writing at The New School continues to promote, engender, and shape innovative literature.