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  • 2010-2011 Fellows | The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies | San Jose State University
    Resources Teaching Works Steinbeck s Nobel Prize Speech Why Read John Steinbeck SJSU Home The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies Fellows 2010 2011 Fellows 2010 2011 Fellows MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Navigate BACK to Fellows an error occurred while processing this directive Apply 2014 2015 Fellows 2013 2014 Fellows 2012 2013 Fellows 2011 2012 Fellows 2010 2011 Fellows 2009 2010 Fellows 2008 2009 Fellows 2007 2008 Fellows 2006 2007 Fellows 2005 2006 Fellows 2004 2005 Fellows 2003 2004 Fellows 2002 2003 Fellows 2001 2002 Fellows Leah Griesmann grew up in Northern California and American Samoa She earned her B A in Comparative Literature at Brandeis University and her M A in Creative Writing at Boston University She has taught writing and literature at Boston University the University of Nevada Las Vegas and Hanyang University in Ansan South Korea Her stories have recently appeared in The Cortland Review Union Station Litro Magazine The Weekly Rumpus J Journal New Writing on Justice and PEN Center USA s The Rattling Wall and have been read or performed at Sacramento Stories on Stage The Center for Literary Arts Why There Are Words and Litquake San Francisco The recipient of a 2013 DAAD research grant in fiction in Berlin Germany she is currently at work on a novel and a collection of stories Julie Reynolds has been a Nieman Journalism Fellow at Harvard an Institute for Justice and Journalism Fellow at the University of Southern California and a Frank McCulloch Investigative Reporting Fellow at the Center for Investigative Reporting Reynolds was editor of the Latino literary journalism magazine El Andar from 1998 to 2002 and is currently a staff writer at The Monterey County Herald She reported and co produced the PBS documentary Nuestra Familia Our Family about gangs in a

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  • 2009-2010 Fellows | The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies | San Jose State University
    Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies Fellows 2009 2010 Fellows 2009 2010 Fellows MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Navigate BACK to Fellows an error occurred while processing this directive Apply 2014 2015 Fellows 2013 2014 Fellows 2012 2013 Fellows 2011 2012 Fellows 2010 2011 Fellows 2009 2010 Fellows 2008 2009 Fellows 2007 2008 Fellows 2006 2007 Fellows 2005 2006 Fellows 2004 2005 Fellows 2003 2004 Fellows 2002 2003 Fellows 2001 2002 Fellows Andrew Milward won the 2011 Juniper Prize for Fiction from The University of Massachusetts Press for his story collection titled The Agriculture Hall of Fame which will be published in 2012 Milward grew up in Lawrence Kansas and lives in San Francisco where he teaches creative writing at an arts based day program for adults with developmental disabilities A 2008 graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop he was a McCreight Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin in 2009 He has been a Writing Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and a Resident Artist at the Santa Fe Art Institute Milward was a finalist for the National Magazine Award and his fiction has appeared in many places including Zoetrope The Southern Review Columbia Conjunctions and Best New American Voices 2010 Skip Horack was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University from 2006 08 He holds a BA from Florida State University in English Creative Writing and a JD law degree A native of Louisiana his fiction has appeared in The Southeast Review New Delta Review Louisiana Literature Southern Review StoryQuarterly Epoch Narrative Magazine and elsewhere His short story collection The Southern Cross won the Bread Loaf Writers Conference 2008 Bakeless Fiction Prize and will be published by Mariner Books in August 2009 He is currently at work on a novel Katie Chase s first

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  • 2008-2009 Fellows | The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies | San Jose State University
    Festival Past Events Resources Teaching Works Steinbeck s Nobel Prize Speech Why Read John Steinbeck SJSU Home The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies Fellows 2008 2009 Fellows 2008 2009 Fellows MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Navigate BACK to Fellows an error occurred while processing this directive Apply 2014 2015 Fellows 2013 2014 Fellows 2012 2013 Fellows 2011 2012 Fellows 2010 2011 Fellows 2009 2010 Fellows 2008 2009 Fellows 2007 2008 Fellows 2006 2007 Fellows 2005 2006 Fellows 2004 2005 Fellows 2003 2004 Fellows 2002 2003 Fellows 2001 2002 Fellows Cora Stryker is a former Tropical Field Biologist and Urban Gardener She received the University of California Poet Laureate Award the Mary C Mohr Poetry Award and the Bobette Bibo Gugliotta Memorial Scholarship in Creative Writing She recently attended the summer fiction workshop at Squaw Valley She is currently at work on her first novel Manzanita set in a post petroleum San Francisco Cristine Gonzalez MFA Columbia University has worked as a reporter for news organizations including the Associated Press and the Portland Oregonian and was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Mexico She is writing a memoir about four generations of her mother s family in Japan Peru and the United States called The House in Solitude Square Jasmin Darznik was born in Tehran and received her doctorate in English literature from Princeton Her essays and short stories have appeared in the Washington Post Los Angeles Times San Francisco Chronicle ZYZZYVA and Cimarron Review The recipient of the 2006 Tanenbaum Award from the San Francisco Foundation and the Marin Art Council s 2005 2007 New Work Fellowship in Creative Prose she has also earned honors and distinctions from The Iowa Review Zoetrope All Story and the Norman Mailer Writers Colony Her short essay on her relationship

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  • 2007-2008 Fellows | The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies | San Jose State University
    Festival Past Events Resources Teaching Works Steinbeck s Nobel Prize Speech Why Read John Steinbeck SJSU Home The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies Fellows 2007 2008 Fellows 2007 2008 Fellows MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Navigate BACK to Fellows an error occurred while processing this directive Apply 2014 2015 Fellows 2013 2014 Fellows 2012 2013 Fellows 2011 2012 Fellows 2010 2011 Fellows 2009 2010 Fellows 2008 2009 Fellows 2007 2008 Fellows 2006 2007 Fellows 2005 2006 Fellows 2004 2005 Fellows 2003 2004 Fellows 2002 2003 Fellows 2001 2002 Fellows Lysley Tenorio earned his MFA from the University of Oregon and has published stories in The Atlantic Ploughshares Manoa and The Chicago Tribune A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University he has also received fellowships from the University of Wisconsin at Madison Phillips Exeter Academy Yaddo and The MacDowell Colony His work has also been included in the Best New American Voices and Pushcart Prize Anthologies His collection tentatively titled Monstress will be out early 2012 from Ecco HarperCollins and a novel will follow with the same publisher The summer 2011 fiction issue of The Atlantic also features his work Peter Nathaniel Malae is the author of the story collection Teach the Free Man a 2007 Notable Book selection by the Story Prize and a current finalist for the New York Public Library s Young Lions Award His prose and poetry have appeared in the Missouri Review Southwest Review Witness ZYZZYVA Best American Mysteries 2003 and Best American Essays 2004 In fall 2007 he received the Joseph Henry Jackson Award from the San Francisco Intersection for the Arts for the manuscript of his novel What We Are which was subsequently published by Grove Press in 2010 Dan White earned his MFA from Columbia University A veteran journalist

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  • 2006-2007 Fellows | The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies | San Jose State University
    2011 Fellows 2009 2010 Fellows 2008 2009 Fellows 2007 2008 Fellows 2006 2007 Fellows 2005 2006 Fellows 2004 2005 Fellows 2003 2004 Fellows 2002 2003 Fellows 2001 2002 Fellows Journal Subscribe Steinbeck Review Calls For Papers Steinbeck Festival Past Events Resources Teaching Works Steinbeck s Nobel Prize Speech Why Read John Steinbeck SJSU Home The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies Fellows 2006 2007 Fellows 2006 2007 Fellows MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Navigate BACK to Fellows an error occurred while processing this directive Apply 2014 2015 Fellows 2013 2014 Fellows 2012 2013 Fellows 2011 2012 Fellows 2010 2011 Fellows 2009 2010 Fellows 2008 2009 Fellows 2007 2008 Fellows 2006 2007 Fellows 2005 2006 Fellows 2004 2005 Fellows 2003 2004 Fellows 2002 2003 Fellows 2001 2002 Fellows Syda Patel Day s novel A Waterless River is forthcoming in September 2009 Persea Norton She is at work on her next novel which is set in San Francisco and New Orleans She has been chosen for writing residencies at The Headlands Center for the Arts Yaddo the Vermont Studio Center and Breadloaf She has been the recipient of a Ford Foundation Fellowship the Lewis Fellowship at Harvard and a Holtzmann and Coker Fellowship at Yale She holds a J D from Yale Charles McLeod holds an MFA from the University of Virginia and was a 2005 06 Writing Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in such publications as CutBank The Gettysburg Review The Iowa Review Third Coast and ZYZZYVA He is currently finishing a collection of short stories and beginning work on a novel Kara Levy received a BA from Swarthmore College and an MFA from Columbia University where she taught creative writing and was co coordinator of Columbia Artists

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  • 2005-2006 Fellows | The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies | San Jose State University
    Teaching Works Steinbeck s Nobel Prize Speech Why Read John Steinbeck SJSU Home The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies Fellows 2005 2006 Fellows 2005 2006 Fellows MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Navigate BACK to Fellows an error occurred while processing this directive Apply 2014 2015 Fellows 2013 2014 Fellows 2012 2013 Fellows 2011 2012 Fellows 2010 2011 Fellows 2009 2010 Fellows 2008 2009 Fellows 2007 2008 Fellows 2006 2007 Fellows 2005 2006 Fellows 2004 2005 Fellows 2003 2004 Fellows 2002 2003 Fellows 2001 2002 Fellows John Lee received his MFA from the University of Michigan where he was a Rackham Fellow He was subsequently awarded the Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin the New York Times Foundation Residency at Yaddo and the Norio Sugano Leah Middlebrook Fellowship at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program A member of the writing faculty at Stanford University he is currently completing the project he began while a Steinbeck Fellow a collection of stories about Korean exiles in Asia and the West Sara Houghteling holds a BA from Harvard College and an MFA from the University of Michigan where she received the Avery Hopwood Novel Award She was also the recipient of a 2004 2005 Fulbright grant to Paris Her historical novel in progress Pictures at an Exhibition Knopf 2009 recounts the life of a family of Parisian Jews attempting to retrieve their looted art collection after World War II It was reviewed in the New York Times On April 15 2010 the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford presented Houghteling with the 2009 Edward Lewis Wallant Award for her novel Established more than forty five years ago by Dr and Mrs Irving Waltman of West Hartford the award honors the memory of the

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  • 2004-2005 Fellows | The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies | San Jose State University
    The recipient of writing residencies from the Hedgebrook Writers Retreat and The Djerassi Resident Artists Program she is an Editor of the Bellevue Literary Review as well as an Editor at Avalon Publishing Group In fall 2007 she received the prestigious Mary Tanenbaum Award from the San Francisco Intersection for the Arts for the manuscript of her memoir The Fig Tree the project on which she worked as a Steinbeck Fellow in 2004 2005 The award sponsored by The San Francisco Foundation and administered by Intersection for the Arts since 1991 are offered annually in the amount of 2 000 each to encourage young writers 20 to 35 years old who are either California born or currently residing in Northern California or Nevada for an unpublished manuscript in progress Font s work was chosen from over 150 manuscripts of fiction novels and short stories poetry nonfiction prose graphic novel and drama The selection committee s citation reads as follows In her compelling manuscript of nonfiction The Fig Tree Roxanna Font illuminates the complex process of piecing together not just the disparate threads of the narrative of her Cuban American family but also of trying to claim ownership of that narrative and by extension her connection to the island nation of Cuba Through the discovery of her deceased great grandmother Elisa s poetry and letters Roxanna attempts to understand and intervene in a narrative fraught with the politics and rhetoric of post revolutionary anti Castro Cuba which has left little room for her own voice Her Grandmother s writings including a narrative of a fig tree she d planted in her yard in the town of Holguin prior to the revolution become the focus of Roxanna s musings on a Cuba forbidden and out of reach to her because of both the embargo and because of her family s departure during Castro s revolution which has caused them to read Cuba through the singularized lens of communism The author explores the complexities of her own softer sense of betrayal by that island nation and eventually she is able to travel to Cuba as part of a theatre troupe performing throughout the island This return to the homeland enables her to confront her own assumptions and nostalgia made more pronounced in her grandmother s writings and to seek a bridge between the Cuba of her family s past and the Cuba that exists today This is a project that works to recuperate the complexities of immigration and exile and to mine the fragmentary family narrative that is the product of a larger social and historical upheaval Louise Freeman Toole is the author of Standing Up to the Rock University of Nebraska Press 2001 a memoir of life on a historic cattle ranch in Idaho s Hells Canyon Standing Up to the Rock won the Idaho Book Award and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award in 2002 and was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award and the Willa Award from Women

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  • 2003-2004 Fellows | The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies | San Jose State University
    2010 2011 Fellows 2009 2010 Fellows 2008 2009 Fellows 2007 2008 Fellows 2006 2007 Fellows 2005 2006 Fellows 2004 2005 Fellows 2003 2004 Fellows 2002 2003 Fellows 2001 2002 Fellows Journal Subscribe Steinbeck Review Calls For Papers Steinbeck Festival Past Events Resources Teaching Works Steinbeck s Nobel Prize Speech Why Read John Steinbeck SJSU Home The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies Fellows 2003 2004 Fellows 2003 2004 Fellows MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Navigate BACK to Fellows an error occurred while processing this directive Apply 2014 2015 Fellows 2013 2014 Fellows 2012 2013 Fellows 2011 2012 Fellows 2010 2011 Fellows 2009 2010 Fellows 2008 2009 Fellows 2007 2008 Fellows 2006 2007 Fellows 2005 2006 Fellows 2004 2005 Fellows 2003 2004 Fellows 2002 2003 Fellows 2001 2002 Fellows Jon Christensen is an adjunct assistant professor and Pritzker fellow in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the Department of History at the University of California Los Angeles Jon was executive director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West an interdisciplinary center for research teaching new media and journalism at Stanford University before moving to UCLA Jon has been an environmental journalist and science writer for 30 years His work has appeared in The New York Times Nature High Country News and many other newspapers magazines journals and radio and television shows Jon was a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford in 2002 2003 and a Steinbeck Fellow at San Jose State University in 2003 2004 before returning to Stanford to work on a Ph D in History He is finishing a book entitled Critical Habitat A History of Thinking with Things in Nature and is currently organizing a large collaborative project to crowd source a new public environmental history of the Bay Area with libraries museums

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