Columbia University School of the Arts Writing Program alumnus James Yeh ('09SOA) is one of eight fiction writers selected as a Center for Fiction Fellow, a new program that supports emerging writers in New York City whose work shows promise of excellence.
The Center for Fiction received 298 applications for the eight fellowships, which begin May 15 and include a $3,000 stipend and workspace in the Center's historic Midtown building. Other benefits include the option to be mentored by an experienced editor, opportunities to meet with agents who represent new writers, and two public readings within the Center’s annual program of events.
The winners were selected by a panel of five writers: Stefan Merrill Block, Michelle Hoover, Fiona Maazel, Drew Perry and Patrick Somerville.
James Yeh ('09SOA) is a writer, editor, and occasional DJ. His writing appears or is forthcoming in NOON, PEN America, Vice, and Opium Magazine. A recipient of fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and Columbia University, he is a founding editor of Gigantic and Indie Books Editor of The Faster Times. He is currently at work on a novel titled I Love and Understand You and Would Be Perfect to You Now. He lives in Brooklyn.
James Yeh ('09SOA); photo by Jocelyn Spaar