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The 2022-23 Berlin Prize Fellows
The American Academy has granted fellowships for fall 2022 and spring 2023 to twenty outstanding American scholars, writers, composers, and artists.
Nina von Maltzahn (1941-2022)
The American Academy mourns the passing of Nina von Maltzahn -- longtime trustee, friend, advisor, and one of its most generous supporters.

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