PHILADELPHIA â€“- Writer Max Apple, a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania and longtime member of Pennâ€™s Kelly Writers House community, has won a 2010 Pew Fellowship in the Arts.
He is among 12 Philadelphia-area artists awarded the $60,000 fellowships.
Apple has published three collections of stories, â€śThe Oranging of America,â€ť â€śFree Agentsâ€ť and â€śThe Jew of Home Depotâ€ť; two novels, â€śZip â€śand â€śPropheteersâ€ť; and two books of non-fiction, â€śRoommatesâ€ť and â€śI Love Gootie.â€ť
He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim Foundation.
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