Aria Aber and Lucy Tan were named incoming 2018-2019 Fellows at the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing. These prestigious fellowships come with a stipend, health benefits, a one-course-per-semester teaching assignment in undergraduate creative writing, and residency in Madison. Congratulations, Aria and Lucy!
Aria Aber (MFA: New York University) is the 2018-2019 Ronald Wallace Poetry Fellow. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming from The Poetry Review, The Journal, Best British Poetry, Muzzle Magazine, Prelude, Lighthouse, Reservoir, decomP, and others. She has been awarded the New Writing Prize in Poetry from Wasafiri, as well as fellowships from NYU, Kundiman, and Dickinson House.
Lucy Tan (MFA: University of Wisconsin) is the 2018-19 James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow. Her debut novel, What We Were Promised, will be published by Little, Brown in July 2018 and was recently chosen as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her stories have appeared in journals such as Asia Literary Review, Sixfold, and Ploughshares, where she was winner of the 2015 Emerging Writer’s Contest. A New Jersey native, she currently divides her time between New York and Shanghai.