writing fellowships created
will create a fellowship fund named for two celebrated American
writers long associated with the school Edgar Allan Poe
and William Faulkner with a $1.5 million gift from Paul
G. Kimball of New York. The Poe/Faulkner Fellowship Fund will
support graduate students in the Universitys master of fine
arts program in creative writing.
providing full support for two students entering the program each
year, the Poe/Faulkner fellowships will greatly enhance its ability
to recruit talented writers. The fund also will help the program
provide full fellowship support for all its MFA candidates.
are seeking the most talented writers in the world, said
Melvyn P. Leffler, dean of the College
and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Paul Kimballs
generous gift substantially increases our ability to compete for
them. At U.Va., we have some of the nations most distinguished
writers and poets, and we want to recruit the best students to
work with them.
whose daughter Elizabeth received a masters degree in English
from U.Va. in May, is managing director and co-head of foreign
exchange at Morgan Stanley.