Ladin-1Dr. Joy Ladin, David and Ruth Gottesman Chair in English at Yeshiva University, has been awarded a $25,000 2016 Creative Writing Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Ladin is the author of a memoir, National Jewish Jewish Book Award finalist Through the Door of Life: a Jewish Journey Between Genders, and seven books of poetry, including Lambda Literary Award finalist Transmigration and recently published Impersonation (Sheep Meadow Press). Her previous honors include a Fulbright Scholarship and an American Council of Learned Societies fellowship.

Through its creative writing fellowships program, the NEA gives writers the time and space to create, revise, conduct research, and connect with readers.

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