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Guggenheim Fellowship Awarded to Valerie Martin!

April 8th, 2011


Congratulations to Valerie Martin, who is among the nine fiction writers awarded a 2011 grant by the Guggenheim Foundation! Click here to see the complete list of Fellows.

Valerie Martin is the author of nine novels, three collections of short stories, and a biography of St. Francis of Assisi. In 1990, her novel Mary Reilly, which purports to be the diary of Dr. Jekyll’s housemaid, won the Kafka prize, was translated into 16 languages, and, some years thereafter, was the subject of a film directed by Stephen Frears. Her novel Property, narrated by another voice from the past, that of a woman slave-owner in antebellum New Orleans, won Britain’s Orange Prize, was short-listed for France’s Prix Femina Etranger, and placed on the long list for Ireland’s Impac award. Her most recent novel is The Confessions of Edward Day, published in 2009.