the arts | September 06, 2019

Pulitzer-Winning David Rhode and Acclaimed Illustrator Molly Crabapple Selected for Prestigious National Fellowship

New America’s National Fellows Class of 2020 includes 15 talented individuals—a combination of writers, educators, filmmakers, artists, doctors, and editors—who will be funded to pursue personal projects. Among them are Lavin speakers David Rohde and Molly Crabapple.  

“Every year, we receive hundreds of applications, all worthy of a fellowship, but those projects that stand out are ones that challenge us to think deeply and thoughtfully about pressing social issues,” Fellows Program Director Awista Ayub said, speaking of this year’s National Fellows Class.


David Rohde is the Executive Editor for the news of, and a global affairs analyst for CNN. He has received the Pulitzer Prize twice in his career, each time for International Reporting. As a fellow, he will be working on his book In Deep: The FBI, the CIA and the Truth about America’s Deep State.


In addition to her acclaimed reporting for outlets like The New York Times, Paris Review, and Vanity Fair, Molly Crabapple—an Eric & Wendy Schmidt Fellow—is an artist and author of two books. Brothers of the Gun, written by Marwan Hisham and illustrated by Crabapple, was longlisted for the National Book Award for Non-Fiction. As a fellow, she is writing a book on the forgotten history of the Jewish Labor Bund.


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