Howard Goldblatt Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Author: Arts and Letters

Howard Goldblatt, research professor of Chinese and interim director of the Center for Asian Studies, was awarded a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship to translate Tanxiang Xing, a novel by the Chinese novelist Mo Yan.

For 85 years, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has been appointing fellows for their stellar achievement and exceptional promise for continued accomplishment. This year, the foundation awarded 180 fellowships to artists, scientists, and scholars. The successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.

The foundation first offered fellowships in the field of translation in 2008. Goldblatt is one of two scholars to receive a fellowship in that field in 2009. He expects to complete his Mo Yan project by summer 2010.

Originally published by Katie Louvat at on April 15, 2009.