Oct 23, 2007

La Muse Awards Residency to University of Iowa Alum

Tom Montgomery-Fate (MA.W, 1987) is the first winner of the La Muse Nonfiction Writing Fellowship, offered to an alum of the University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program.

Tom will be spending most of the month of January 2008 at La Muse working on a new book of nature essays. Tentatively titled A Box of Wind, the collection is also a kind of conversation with Henry David Thoreau's work and its startling relevance in the modern era. (The title essay is forthcoming in Riverteeth.)

Tom Montgomery-Fate is the author of Beyond the White Noise, a collection of essays, and Steady and Trembling, a memoir. His essays frequently air on National Public Radio and Chicago Public Radio, and have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Fourth Genre, Manoa, Puerto del Sol, and other magazines, journals, and anthologies. He is a professor of English at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn IL.

Congratulations to Tom, and many thanks to Robin Hemley, Director of the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa, and to Hope Edelman, Chair of the NWP Alumni Association, for all their help with the judging.

Stay tuned to this blog for other fellowship and residency updates!

All the best,

Kerry and John

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