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Alison Bechdel, Lauren Redniss Among 2012 Guggenheim Fellows

Alison Bechdel, the graphic memoirist whose forthcoming book Are You My Mother was reviewed in New York earlier this month, and Lauren Redniss, who wrote the acclaimed illustrated history of Marie and Pierre Curie, Radioactive, were both named Guggenheim Fellows today. It's unclear how much each award winner will get as part of the fellowship — the foundation decides the amount of the grant on a case-by-case basis — but let's hope Bechdel and Redniss at least receive their prizes on giant novelty checks.

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