The Hodder Fellowship

The Hodder Fellowship will be given to artists and writers of exceptional promise to pursue independent projects at Princeton University during the academic year. Potential Hodder Fellows are writers, composers, choreographers, visual artists, performance artists, or other kinds of artists or humanists who have “much more than ordinary intellectual and literary gifts”; they are selected more “for promise than for performance.” Given the strength of the applicant pool, most successful Fellows have published a first book or have similar achievements in their own fields; the Hodder is designed to provide Fellows with the “studious leisure” to undertake significant new work.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-18 Hodder Fellowship. Apply here.

Questions? Email lca-fellowships@princeton.edu.

Current Fellows

Past Hodder Fellows

2015
Natalie Diaz, Poet
Beth Gill, Choreographer
Phil Klay, Writer
Matt Saunders, Performance artist/scenic designer

2014
Nora Chipaumire, Choreographer
Gabriel Jason Dean, Playwright/screenwriter
Roger Reeves, Poet
Miko Veldkamp, Visual artist

2013
Chinonye Chukwu, Filmmaker
Katy E. Didden, Poet
Adam Ross, Writer
Pam Tanowitz, Choreographer

2012
James Arthur, Poet
Yasmine El Rashidi, Writer
Melinda Moustakis, Fiction Writer
A. Rey Pamatmat, Playwright

2011
Anthony Carelli, Poet
Danai Gurira, Playwright

2010
Cynthia Cruz, Poet
ZZ Packer, Fiction Writer
EM Lewis, Playwright

2009
Michael Dickman, Poet
Zachary Lazar, Fiction Writer
Jordan Harrison, Playwright

2008
Christian Barter, Poet
Tarell Alvin McCraney, Playwright
Whitney Terrell, Fiction Writer

2007
Monique Truong, Fiction Writer
Kathleen Graber, Poet
J. Michael Friedman, Composer and Lyricist

2006
Gabe Hudson, Fiction Writer
Dan O’Brien, Playwright and Poet
David Orr, Critic/Poetry Reviewer

2005
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Fiction Writer
Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Writer
Will Eno, Playwright

2004
Daisy Fried, Poet
Adam Kirsch, Poet

2003
Anthony Doerr, Fiction Writer
Sarah Manguso, Poet

2002
Andrea Ashworth, Prose Writer
Marlys West, Poet

2001
Craig Arnold, Poet
Veronica Chambers, Fiction Writer

2000
Karen Hartman, Playwright
Greg Hrbeck, Fiction Writer

1999
Mary Jo Bang, Poet
Lan Samantha Chang, Fiction Writer

1998
Sharona Ben-Tov, Poet
Naomi Iizuka, Playwright

1997
W. David Hancock, Playwright

1996
Susan Power, Novelist

1995
Khaled Mattawa, Poet

1994
Mark Levine, Poet

1993
Doug Wright, Playwright

1992
Cristina Garcia, Journalist/Novelist

1991
Red Hawk, Poet

1990
Joanna Szczesna, Journalist

1989
Andrew Hudgins, Poet

1988
Jane Shore, Poet

1987
Mona Simpson, Novelist

1986
Tama Janowitz, Novelist

1985
Stephen Wright, Novelist

1984
Ewa Kuryluk, Artist

1983
Darryl Pinckney, Novelist

1982
Angeline Goreau, Biographer/Novelist

1981
Judish Hemschemeyer, Poet/Translator

1980
Howard Norman, Novelist/Translator

1979
Phyllis Janowitz, Poet

1978
Richard McKane, Poet/Translator

1977
Christine Gordon Owen, Short Story Writer

1975
Peter Conrad, Literary Critic

1974
Eugene Eoyang, Sinologist

1973
William Mullen, Classicist

1972
Alessandra Comini, Art Historian

1970-71
James Magnuson, Playwright

1971
George McCulley, Historian

1970
Jay Wright, Poet/Playwright

1969
Paul Oppenheimer, Poet/Writer

1969
John Eaton, Musician/Composer

1968
William S. Pechter, Film Critic

1967
Robert Erwin, Political Scientist

1965
Kenneth Frampton, Architect

1963
Richard Schmitt, Philosopher

1962
Hans Staub, Literary Critic

1961
James H. Billington, Russian Historian

1960
Frederick Olafson, Philosopher

1959
Walter Clemons Jr., Writer

1958
John Arthur Hanson, Classicist

1957
Joseph Kerman, Musicologist

1955
Peter J. Gay, Political Scientist

1954
Richard T. Burgi, Slavicist

1952
Richard W.B. Lewis, Writer

1950
John Berryman, Poet

1948
Joseph C. Sloane, Jr., Art Historian

1946
William Aydelotte, Historian

1944
Richard P. Blackmur, Critic

Fellowships Contacts

For more information about fellowships at the Lewis Center for the Arts, please contact lca-fellowships@princeton.edu.