Literary Hub is pleased to announce the 2023-2024 Steinbeck Fellows: A.J. Bermudez, Francisco González, Alexia Nader, Itto Outini, Amanda Rizkalla and Xueyou Wang.
The Steinbeck Fellows Program is financed by the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University. It awards six fellowships each in the amount of $15,000 to emerging writers. In recent years, the Steinbeck has emerged as one of America’s premiere writing fellowships. Among their recent Fellows, they count the late Anthony Veasna So, winner of the 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award winner, as well as AKO Caine Prize winner Meron Hadero, Of Women and Salt author Gabriela Garcia, and Forbidden City author Vanessa Hua. Keenan Norris serves as program coordinator.