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NWP grad Micah Fields named 2018 Oxford American Jeff Baskin Writers Fellow

Jun 14, 2018

Recent NWP graduate Micah Fields was named this year’s recipient of the Oxford American Jeff Baskin Writers Fellowship.  

The fellowship, designed to support the writing of a debut book of creative nonfiction, will grant Fields a $10,000 living stipend, housing, and an editorial apprenticeship with the Oxford American.

Fields, who graduated from the NWP in May 2018, will spend his fellowship working on a manuscript titled We Hold Our Breath. As the Oxford American reports, Fields described his manuscript as “a book of narrative nonfiction about the singular city of Houston, the Texas Gulf Coast, and the wild relationship between that region’s history of art, industry, and natural disaster.”

Judges for this year’s fellowship were Alex Mar, Zandria F. Robinson, and Timothy B. Tyson. Read more about the Jeff Baskin Writers Fellowship here: