Lucas Mann (NWP '12) wins prestigious fellowship from the United States Artists for literary nonfiction

The Nonfiction Writing Program is pleased to announce that Lucas Mann (NWP '12) has won a prestigious fellowship from the United States Artists for literary nonfiction, one of just four American writers to receive the award. Each year, the foundation awards $50,000 unrestricted fellowships to the most compelling artists working and living in the United States, in all disciplines, at every stage of their career.

 

Lucas Mann is the author of Lord Fear: A Memoir, which was named one of the best books of 2015 by The Miami Herald, Kirkus Reviews, Paper Magazine, Largehearted Boy, and Oprah.com. Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere earned a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and was named one of the best books of 2013 by The San Francisco Chronicle. His latest book, Captive Audience: On Love and Reality TV, is forthcoming in May 2018. Mann’s essays have appeared in Guernica, BuzzFeed, Slate, Barrelhouse, TriQuarterly, and The Kenyon Review, among others. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Iowa Arts Foundation, the Wesleyan Writers Conference, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He teaches creative writing at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and lives in Providence, Rhode Island with his wife.