David Mura x Guggenheim Fellow

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

A post and congratulations to David Mura who was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship earlier this month. David Mura has been at the center of so much in the Asian American community and it's great to see him continue to push new ideas and thoughts about race and culture into mainstream narratives, and to be recognized for that work.

For the fellowship here's what he said via an MPR news article:

[Mura said that he plans to create a new memoir inspired, in part, by his parents, who were interned during World War II.]

“Both my parents passed in the last two years, and all of their generation of second-generation Japanese Americans have passed in the last few years. So as the oldest in the extended family in the one writer, I feel like I'm a vessel and a voice for our whole family history.”

Read it in full here: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2024/04/11/three-minnesotans-announced-as-guggenheim-fellows

WWW @ https://davidmura.com/