Announcing the Second Annual FSG Writer’s Fellowship Winner
Farrar, Straus and Giroux is proud to announce that the second FSG Writer’s Fellowship has been awarded to the Milwaukee, WI-based writer Roland Jackson. This year’s judges—R. O. Kwon, Justin Torres, and Maureen McLane—nominated a group of five finalists, from which an internal steering committee selected Jackson.
Mitzi Angel, president and publisher of FSG, says, “Roland is an unusually elegant and unflinching writer, whose stories— about land, work, race, and power—move in mysterious and surprising ways. From the very first sentences, his voice announced itself as one to listen to, full of flair and moral depth—and we’re thrilled to support him in the early stages of what will surely be a long career.”
This yearlong program is designed to give an emerging writer from an underrepresented community additional resources to build a life around writing: funding, editorial guidance, and advice on how to forge a writing career. The Fellowship celebrates the spirit of the FSG publishing list and its commitment to invention, curiosity, and extending the limits of literature. In addition to a $15,000 award, Jackson’s work will be featured in the FSG newsletter Work in Progress. The Fellowship also aims to provide an introduction to the publishing industry through FSG and its networks, including mentorship from Justin Torres, author of We the Animals and Blackouts. Jackson’s Fellowship will begin in September of this year.
The FSG Writer’s Fellowship is an ongoing program and will continue next year as we open submissions for the 2024-5 FSG Fellow.