The American Academy in Rome, America’s oldest center for independent study abroad in advanced research in the arts and humanities, announced the winners of the Prix de Rome. Winners receive a stipend, workspace, room and board on the Academy campus in Rome.
The Prix de Rome winners in eleven disciplines – Ancient Studies, Architecture, Design, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Medieval Studies, Modern Italian Studies, Music Composition, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and the Arts visuals – are selected each year by independent juries. of artists and scholars. Past literature winners include Ralph Ellison, Anthony Doerr, Alexandra Kleeman and Robert Penn Warren.
The winners of this year’s Rome Prize for Literature are Jamel BrinkleyAssistant Professor, Fiction, Department of Creative Writing, Iowa Writers’ Workshop; Gina ApostolTeacher, English Department, Ethical Culture Fieldston School; Tung-Hui Hu, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Michigan; and Robyn Schiff, Professor, Department of English, Emory University. The four winners will work on creative writing projects during their fellowships in Rome.
“This year’s Rome Prize winners and Italian scholars represent the diversity of the United States, and their projects build on the Academy’s commitment to the global impact of the arts and humanities,” said said Mark Robbins, president and CEO of American Academic in Rome.
Congratulations to the winners!