The Hilton Kramer Fellowship, introduced five years ago as a way to bring bright young writers and editors to The New Criterion, has been a boon to our staff. The current fellow is Andrew Shea, who recently graduated from Dartmouth with a double major in English and Studio Art. The previous fellow, Mene O. Ukueberuwa, is now Assistant Editor at City Journal. Our third fellow, Benjamin Riley, has rejoined the staff as an Assistant Editor, after completing his MA at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, while the second fellow, Christine Emba, now edits a column for The Washington Post. Its inaugural recipient, Eric C. Simpson, is now an Associate Editor.
The Hilton Kramer Fellowship has been an enormous success in replenishing the ranks of young conservative writers, and it has been funded entirely through your contributions. The New Criterion could never have survived this long without the visionary support of its friends. Thank you for helping to make the first thirty-five years of The New Criterion possible. We hope you will join us in securing the next thirty-five.
The current and past Hilton Kramer fellows discuss The New Criterion’s Hilton Kramer Fellowship with Executive Editor James Panero in a podcast embedded below.