Year: 2010

Rob Trevino

Project on the genetic pathways of breast cancer—a particularly pertinent study, given Lois’ battle with the disease. At the time, Trevino was a computer scientist at Arizona State University.

Sozopol Fiction Seminar, 2010

Fellows: Nikolai Boikov, Karen Clevidence, Charles Conley, Krassimir Damianov, Ivan Dimitrov, Zdravka Evtimova, Zachary Karabashliev, Kelly Luce, Glin Nikiforov, Paul Vidich

Serge Chauvin

For his translations of Apex and The Colossus of New York (Gallimard), by the New York novelist and MacArthur Fellow Colson Whitehead.

Chelsea Lane‐Miller

Project on water distribution policy in the Murray-Darling basin, which weighed the needs of communities against those of farmers and the environment. Lane-Miller, a graduate of Dartmouth College, conducted this research in Adelaide at the University of Southern Australia.

Nigel de Juan Hatton

Project on the philosophical dimensions of creative freedom that two African-American artists found in Scandinavia. His research on William H. Johnson and Cecil Brown will support two chapters of his planned book, tentatively entitled Scandinavian Landscapes, African-American Escapes: Black Artists and Freedom in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. At the time, Hatton was at Stanford University.

Julia Stein

Multi-media performance project on exploring the boundaries between the psychological and physical worlds. While in Finland, Stein developed several performance events related to this project, either alone or in collaboration with others.

Alicia Viani

Project on mental health aspects of the sexuality of adolescent girls. Viani’s research resulted in an unanticipated development, as her qualitative interview techniques increased the participants’ self-awareness and confidence.

Dan Bidois

Studies focusing on urban, social and economic policy, culminating in a Master’s degree at Harvard University. Bidois is from Auckland.

John Nelson

Project on collective environmental values in the Norwegian welfare state. At the time, Nelson had just graduated from Williams College.

Erika Larsen

Photography project on the social world of hunting and reindeer herding among the Sámi people of northern Scandinavia. While she was in Sweden, work from this series in the magazine D2, in an exhibit of experimental media in Moscow and at the Etnografiska Museet in Stockholm; these were followed by a solo exhibit in Korea …

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Marianne Craven

In recognition of her contribution as the managing director of academic programs for the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs.

Nadezhda T. Radulova

For her translations into Bulgarian of Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife, by Sam Savage, and The Human Stain, by Philip Roth.

Milen Ruskov

For his translations of Money, by Martin Amis, and De Niro’s Game, by Rawi Hage.

Adnan Haydar & Michael Beard

Joint award, with Adnan Haydar, for their moving translation of Mihyar of Damascus: His Songs, by the Syrian poet Adonis. Beard is at the University of North Dakota.

Sholeh Wolpe

For her translation of Sin: Selected Poems of Forough Farrokhzad (Univ of Arkansas Press 2008, preface by Alicia Ostriker). Frank Lewis, the president of the American Institute for Iranian Studies, notes that this musical and compelling version draws the reader along and catches the exquisite balance and pacing of the poet’s language; he hopes that …

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