Genres Written Word

Bell, Beverly

Bell, Beverly

Year Grant Awarded: 2006

Writer/Activist Beverly Bell of Albuqueque, NM received a Puffin grant for a book which addresses the inequality, poverty and environmental degradation fostered by economic globalization. The project highlights fourteen case studies and focuses on Read More

Camp Interesting

Conklin, Lydia

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

A graphic novel set at an unusual sleep away camp in the north woods of Vermont. Read More

EHRP-Puffin Reporting Fellowships

Economic Hardship Reporting Project

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Founded by Barbara Ehrenreich in 2012, the Economic Hardship Reporting Project commissions award-winning multimedia journalism about inequality in America. We provide financial and editorial support to independent journalists, many of whom are low-income or disabled. Read More

Janet Planet

Eleanor, Lerman

Year Grant Awarded: 2008

Janet Planet, a novel based on the life of Carlos Castaneda, is set in the hippie haven of Woodstock where Janet Harris, aka Janet Planet, embarks on her own spiritual journey through the psychedelic years and into the mystery that lies beyond life. Read More

Windows Into War (a mother’s lament)

Gross-Zuchman, Deborah

Year Grant Awarded: 2018

Windows Into War is a collection of poems and paintings about war I have used the metaphors of windows and the American flag to portray the losses, suffering and unraveling of the American democratic ideal. The creative force is a powerful weapon that encourages life and beauty. Read More


Zuchman, Philip

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

"Lamentations" is a handmade, signed and numbered artist's book. It is the culmination of a 22 year project in which I rewrote and illustrated the biblical Lamentations in contemporary language. This is a deep, dark and prophetic story for our time and all time. Read More