2024 New Voices Fellows

2024 New Voices Fellows


In a literary conference filled with recognizable and established authors, the New Voices Fellowship aims to showcase some of the country’s most exciting new talent—young, award-winning writers whose debut work is both original and daring.

This year, we look forward to welcoming New Voices Fellows Kaveh Akbar and Vinson Cunningham to the 2024 Sun Valley Writers’ Conference. As presenters for our 30th Anniversary, they will talk about their choice to become writers and read from their highly-acclaimed debut novels. Don’t miss their talks July 20-22, and keep an eye on these rising stars in the years ahead!

The program was inaugurated in 2022, thanks to the support of the Grossman Family Foundation (in honor of Peggy Grossman), bringing fresh voices and perspectives into the SVWC fold.




Jonathan Escoffery & Sarah Thankam Mathews
Listen to their 2023 talk on our audio page



Sanaë LemoineKalani Pickhart, & Kali Fajardo-Anstine
Listen to their 2022 talk on our audio page





We thank our donors and their generosity for making this special program possible. To learn more about supporting SVWC, visit our donations page.



Photo credit: Beowulf Sheehan / Arielle Gray

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