Fellowships / Grants / Awards

Fellowships / Grants / Awards

  • 2016 University of Copenhagen, Denmark (for Fulbright consideration)
  • 2015 University of Trieste, Italy (for Fulbright consideration)
  • 2015 River Bend Film Festival, Screenplay, Short listed
  • 2015 Firereel Film Festival, Screenplay, Short listed
  • 2014 Fulbright Fellowship, University of Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2014-15 National Endowment for the Arts, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 2014 Williamsburg International Film Festival, Screenplay Honorable Mention
  • 2014 Chicago Film Festival, Screenplay Finalist
  • 2014 Oregon International Film Festival, Screenplay, 3rd Place
  • 2014 Illinois International Film Festival, Screenplay, 1st Place
  • 2013 Fulbright Fellowship, University of Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2010-2011 Fulbright Fellowship, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2008 National Endowment for the Arts, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 2007 National Endowment for the Arts, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 2007 Fulbright Commission, Finalist, Fulbright Fellowship to Berlin.
  • 2006 National Endowment for the Arts, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 2005 National Endowment for the Arts, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 2004 National Endowment for the Arts, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 2003-2004 Chapman University, Creative Writing, Sabbatical Leave
  • 2003 Mary S. Roberts Foundation, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 2001 California Council for the Humanities, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 2001 Elizabeth George Foundation, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 2000 Elizabeth George Foundation, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 2000 California Council for the Humanities, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 1999 California Council for the Humanities, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 1996-97 Leverhulme Fellowship in Creative Writing, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England
  • 1992-94 Chapman University, Hua-Cheng Wang Fellowship for Creative/Scholarly Writing
  • 1993 Scottish Association of Filmmakers, Award in Screenwriting, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1992 Writers Guild of America-East, Fellowship in Screenwriting, New York, NY
  • 1991 Steppenwolf Theatre Company, New Plays Fellowship, Finalist, Chicago, IL
  • 1991 London International Film & Video Festival, Silver Seal Award for Screenwriting, London, England
  • 1990 Festival Internacional de Video do Algarve, Nova 90, Bronze Award for Screenwriting, Algarve, Portugal
  • 1990 University of Iowa, Tim McGinnis Award, Best Short Story 1990, Iowa Review, Iowa City, IA
  • 1990 University of Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum, National Teleplay Award, Madison, WI
  • 1989-90 Edinburgh University, Leverhulme Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1989 Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting, Finalist, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1988 Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting, Finalist, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1988 University of Minnesota, Educational Development Grant
  • 1988 University of Minnesota, Comparative Literature Dissertation Fellowship
  • 1987 University of Minnesota, Comparative Literature Research Grant
  • 1987 Writers Guild of America-East, Fellowship in Screenwriting, Finalist, New York, NY
  • 1987 University of Minnesota, Special Doctoral Grant
  • 1986 University of Minnesota, Harold Leonard Film Studies Grant
  • 1986 Camargo Foundation Fellowship in Fiction Writing, Cassis, France
  • 1986 Maxwell Perkins Award for Fiction Writing, Finalist, New York, NY
  • 1986 Sundance Institute Fellowship for Screenwriting, Finalist, Burbank, CA
  • 1985 Bush Foundation Fellowship for Fiction Writing, Finalist, St. Paul, MN
  • 1984 Sundance Institute Fellowship for Screenwriting, Finalist, Burbank, CA
  • 1984 Western Illinois University National Playwriting Award, Normal, IL
  • 1982 Camargo Foundation Fellowship in Fiction Writing, Cassis, France
  • 1981 Minnesota State Arts Board Grant in Fiction, Finalist, St. Paul, MN
  • 1978 Oxford University, International Institute of Education Scholarship
  • 1976 Alliance Française National Literary Essay Award, First Prize, New York, NY
  • 1976 Indiana University Experimental Fiction Writing Award, Bloomington, IN
  • 1975 Alliance Française National Literary Essay Award, Second Prize, New York, NY
  • 1974 Alliance Française National Literary Essay Award, Second Prize, New York, NY