Levy Center Awards Biography Fellowships

The Leon Levy Center for Biography has awarded five resident fellowships, including the second Leon Levy/Alfred P. Sloan fellow for a biography on a figure from science. Each resident fellow will receive a $72,000 grant, research assistance, writing space at the CUNY Graduate Center, and full access to research facilities. The recipients are authors Nicholas Boggs, Miriam Horn, Susan Morrison, Lance Richardson, and Francesca Wade..

Boggs is working on a literary biography of James Baldwin, which will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Horn, this year’s Leon Levy/Alfred P. Sloan fellow, is working on a biography of naturalist George Schaller, which will be published by Penguin. Morrison is at work on a biography of Lorne Michaels for Random House. Richardson, also the recipient of the 2020 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship, is currently working on a biography of Peter Matthiessen, True Nature: The Pilgrimage of Peter Matthiessen, which will be published by Pantheon.  and Wade is working on a biography of Gertrude Stein.

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