Congratulations to Literary Man Benjamin Taylor, a recipient of a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship in the category of General Non-Fiction.

2012 Guggenheim Fellow Ben Taylor

From the Guggenheim Fellowship announcement: “Benjamin Taylor is the author of a book of essays, Into the Open, and two novels, Tales Out of School, winner of the Harold Ribalow Prize, and The Book of Getting Even, a 2009 Barnes and Noble Discover Award Finalist, a 2008 Los Angeles Times Favorite Book of the Year, and a Ferro-Grumley Prize Finalist.” Professor Taylor is also the teacher who introduced us to and taught us to love such writers as Flannery O’Connor, John Cheever, Raymond Carver, Alice Munro, Katherine Anne Porter. His lectures are a Must-Attend in the graduate writing programs of the New School and Columbia University. If you haven’t already, be sure to pick up a copy of Ben Taylor’s latest book NAPLES DECLARED: A Walk Around the Bay. It’s always so refreshing when the good guys end up winning these prestigious fellowships. Congratulations to Professor Taylor and all the other winners of the 2012 Guggenheim Fellowships.