Farzaneh Milani

Joint award, with Kaveh Sava, for their translation of a collection of poems of Simin Behbehani, entitled Cups of Sin.

Kaveh Safa

Joint award, with Farzaneh Milani, for their translation of a collection of poems of Simin Behbehani, entitled Cups of Sin.

Agnès Desarthe

For her translation of Cynthia Ozick’s The Puttermesser Papers.

Luigi Sperti

Research on architectural decoration in the early Venetian Renaissance, conducted in the Italian Architectural Drawings and Photographic Collection at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts.

Heidi Durrow

Archival research and interviews for a collection of short stories about early 19th-century interracial relations between Danes, black Africans and African-Americans. While in Denmark, she read from her work at the Tell-Tale Café in Copenhagen. Durrow’s research evolved into a novel, entitled The Girl Who Fell From the Sky (2010), which won the Bellweather Prize …

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Carrie Schneider

Photographic project entitled “Hot vs Cold: Embodying the Finnish Landscape.” At the time, Schneider was at the Art Institute of Chicago. Her project “Elaborate Flirtations” was exhibited at Helsinki’s Galleria FAFA and reviewed by Scandinavia’s largest daily paper. While in Helsinki, Schneider presented a gallery talk and two screenings and produced a catalog featuring an …

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Bethany Edmunds

Studies in Visual Culture at New York University, focusing on costume studies and textile conversation, culminating in a Master’s degree. After her return to Auckland in 2010, she developed an exhibition of works drawing on her US experience and toured the North Island to visit weavers and their communities.

Jeff Lugowe

Project on the assimilation of Polish migrants into Norwegian society. Lugowe has a BA from Brown University.

Jean Kjellstrand

Project on Child Resilience: Pathways to Health in Sweden and the U.S.

Sozopol Fiction Seminar, 2008

Fellows: DJ.T. Bushnel, Svetia Damyanovska, Travis Holland, Maria Karo, Mariko Nagai, Ereene Nealand, Sonia Nikolova, Dena Popova, Stoil Roshkev, Danielle Trusson

Victoria Sloan

In recognition of her work in Kazakhstan, with “significant contributions to educational and cultural diplomacy while leading and mentoring American and national colleagues.”

Robert Persiko

In recognition of two decades as chief of ECA youth programs and his “leadership in developing and sustaining new models of youth exchange programs.”

Lyubomir Nikolov

For his translation of the The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.

Edwin A. Cranston

For the second volume of his monumental anthology and annotated translation of Japanese court poetry from the mid-9th to the late 11th century, entitled: A Waka Anthology, Volume Two: Grasses of Remembrance.

Deborah Jones

Awarded for her work in Uzbekistan, “maintaining educational cultural ties and staff morale in an openly hostile climate.”