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Chen-Meyer awarded Tiptree Fellowship

Australian writer Ineke Chen-Meyer has been announced as one of two recipients of the 2017 Tiptree Fellowship.

The fellowship, run by the US-based James Tiptree Jr Literary Award, provides ‘support and recognition for the new voices who are making visible the forces that are changing our view of gender today’. Chen-Meyer receives US$500 (A$625), and the work produced as a result of the fellowship will be promoted by the Tiptree award.

Chen-Meyer is currently finishing her first novel, She Who Became the Sun, which she described as ‘a genderbending alt-history that takes male-centred, male-authored Chinese imperial history and makes it defiantly queer’. She will use the fellowship to access formal language studies focused on Chinese grammar, which will inform the dialogue in her work.

The other fellowship was awarded to South American writer and comic artist H Pueyo, while honourable mentions were awarded to Massachusetts-based Julian K Jarboe and Los Angles-based Lilliam Rivera.

To learn more about the fellows and the James Tiptree Jr Literary Award, visit the website.


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