TITLE: Director of Writer’s Program
FOCUS AREAS: Creative writing
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PROFILE: Courtney Hodell is the director of the writer’s program at the Whiting Foundation. She is the best point of contact for fiction writers seeking grants. She was formerly the executive editor at Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
Her professional bio shares:
Courtney Hodell oversees the Whiting Awards and related programs to support writers. She has worked as a literary editor for publishers including Viking Penguin, HarperCollins, and Random House, as publishing director at Fourth Estate in the UK, and most recently as an executive editor at Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Writers she has worked with include Michael Chabon, Edmund de Waal, Arthur Miller, Mary Karr, Amitav Ghosh, Carol Shields, and Wells Tower. Courtney holds a BS from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.