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Goucher teacher wins a grant and fellowship


An assistant professor at Goucher College is the winner of a fellowship and a grant.

Madison Smartt Bell, assistant professor of English and writer-in-residence at Goucher College, is the winner of the 1991 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and a George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation Grant for 1991-1992.

The Guggenheim Fellowship recognizes artists, scholars and scientists for past achievements and the promise of future accomplishments. Bell, who wrote the fiction books "Doctor Sleep" and "Barking Dog," is one of 143 people in the United States and Canada to receive a fellowship this year. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation of New York administers the program.

The Howard grant goes to artists and scholars in the middle of their careers. Bell is one of eight people in the fields of creative writing and literary criticism to receive the grant this year. Brown University in Rhode Island administers the Howard Foundation.

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