Joyce Hinnefeld Awarded Isherwood Fellowship

Moravian English Professor Joyce Hinnefeld received a 2009-10 Isherwood Foundation Fellowship for Writers. Photo by John Kish IV

Joyce Hinnefeld, associate professor of English and director of the Writing Center, has been awarded a 2009-2010 Isherwood Foundation Fellowship for Writers. She is one of only six selected by the Foundation to receive a grant; several hundred published novelists applied. The $4,000 grants allow writers to devote time to their writing projects and also provide funds for research.

Professor Hinnefeld has published fiction, poetry, and essays in print and online journals. Her first published novel, In Hovering Flight (Unbridled Books, 2008), was chosen by IndieBound, the American Association of Independent Booksellers, as its top pick nationwide for the month the book was released. Dr. Hinnefeld also is the author of a book of short stories, Tell Me Everything (1998), which received the 1997 Bread Loaf Writers Conference Bakeless Prize in Fiction.

Her new novel, Stranger Here Below, is in final manuscript stage and should be available this fall (published by Unbridled Books). Another new project, still in the development stage, "will focus on the story of efforts to dam the Delaware River more than thirty years ago, along with issues related to the ownership of land and natural resources," she added.

The mission of the Christopher Isherwood Foundation is to contribute significantly to the flourishing of American letters by awarding grants to published novelists.