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Kristen Radtke (MFA '12) awarded a 2019 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant

Oct 08, 2019
Kristen Radtke

Kristen Radtke, a 2012 graduate of the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa, has won the 2019 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant.

Given annually by the Whiting Foundation to just a handful of nonfiction writers, the grant awards $40,000 to a writer "in the process of completing a book of deeply researched and imaginatively composed nonfiction."

In Radtke's case, that project is Seek You: Essays on American Loneliness, to be published by Pantheon Books. The graphic nonfiction work uses text and image to delve into loneliness from a variety of social and cultural perspectives.