Alice Lichtenstein

Hartwick’s Lichtenstein Receives Grant for New Novel

July 13, 2012

Hartwick College Lecturer in English Alice Lichtenstein has been awarded a Money for Women grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund for her novel in progress, Security.

The novel "seeks to draw attention to the deep personal isolation of 20th century, pre-feminist women, even those who were involved in progressive movements," her grant application explained. The grant will defray her research and travel costs to Washington, DC.

Barbara Deming (1917-1984) was a feminist, lesbian, poet, writer and nonviolent activist in the civil rights, anti-war and women's movements.  She founded the Money for Women Fund in 1975 to give financial and moral support to creative women.

Money for Women is the oldest ongoing feminist granting agency, now in its third decade, and describes itself as giving "encouragement and grants to individual feminists in the arts (writers, and visual artists)." Grants are made collaboratively by a volunteer board and judges. 

Lichtenstein, who teaches introductory creative writing courses at Hartwick, graduated from Brown University and was named the Boston University Fellow in Creative Writing, where she earned her M.A. She has received a New York Foundation of the Arts Grant in Fiction and has twice been a Fellow at the prestigious MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH.

She has previously published the novels The Genius of the World and Lost. The latter was recently long-listed for the prestigious International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award. Libraries around the world nominate books for the honor, and Lichtenstein's Lost was nominated by an institution from the Czech Republic.


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