Carolyn See, novelist and since 1981 a regular book reviewer for The Times, has won a Guggenheim Fellowship for fiction.
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awards fellowships annually to artists, scholars and scientists "on the basis of unusually distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment." This year's 198 winners, chosen from among 3,144 applicants, will receive awards totaling $5,251,000, according to an announcement by foundation president Joel Connarroe in New York earlier this week.
Seven other fiction fellows have been named: Robert Boswell, David H. Bradley, Clyde Edgerton, David Leavitt, Sue Miller, Robert Olmstead and Stephen Wright. And eight poetry fellows: Jonathan Galassi, Laura Jensen, August Kleinzahler, Li-Young Lee, David Lehman, Heather McHugh, Michael Palmer and Franz Wright.
Carolyn See's novels include: "The Rest Is Done With Mirrors" (1970), a story of UCLA and the Rand Corp.; "Mothers, Daughters" (1977), a morose novel of California divorce; "Rhine Maidens" (1980), a perky Los Angeles fable of happiness against the odds; and "Golden Days" (1986), a novel about thinking the unthinkable (nuclear war) and surviving it in Topanga Canyon.