Past Residents

Katie Kitamura, Writer, Summer 2015

Katie Kitamura is a critic and novelist living in NYC. She is the author of The Longshot (2009) and Gone to the Forest (2012), both of which were finalists for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award. Kitamura has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, Granta, Triple Canopy, and is a regular contributor to Frieze.


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Randa Jarrar, Writer, Spring 2015

Randa Jarrar is a novelist, short story writer, essayist, and translator. She grew up in Kuwait and Egypt and moved to the US after the Gulf War. Her first novel, A Map of Home, received an Arab-American Book Award. Her second book, Him, Me, Muhammad Ali, is forthcoming in 2016. Jarrar is currently the President of RAWI (Radius of Arab-American…
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Cristiana Mennella, Translator, Spring 2015

Cristiana Mennella is an Italian freelance translator of American and English literature. She officially started her career by publishing her translation of the Marginalia by Edgar Allan Poe. From then on she translated dozens of novels, short stories and essays for top Italian publishers, working mainly on contemporary American authors, among them George Saunders, William T. Vollmann and Philipp Meyer.…
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Joanna Scott, Writer, Spring 2015

Joanna Scott is the author of eight novels, including Follow Me, Liberation, Tourmaline, Make Believe, The Manikin, and Arrogance. She also has two collections of short fiction, Various Antidotes and Everybody Loves Somebody.

Her stories and essays have appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s, Esquire, Conjunctions, Black Clock, and Subtropics, and other journals.  She has reviewed for The New…
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Claudia Rankine, Poet, Writer, Spring 2015

Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry, including, most recently, Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf, 2014) which continues Rankine’s unique genre and presents a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism on society. Another collection, Don’t Let Me Be Lonely (Graywolf, 2004), is a multi-genre experimental project, blending poetry, essays, and images, of which…
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Leslie Jamison, Writer, Spring 2015

Leslie Jamison has published one novel, The Gin Closet, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Fiction Prize, and a collection of essays, The Empathy Exams, which debuted at no. 11 on the New York Times bestseller list. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, Oxford American, A Public Space, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Believer, and she is a…
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Eileen Myles, Poet, Writer, Spring 2015

Eileen Myles is the author of more than a dozen volumes of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction including, Snowflake/different streets (Wave Books, 2012), Sorry, Tree (Wave Books, 2007), Chelsea Girls, Not Me, Skies, The New Fuck You/adventures in lesbian reading, Cool for You, The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art, and Inferno (A Poet’s Novel) published by OR books…
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Rodney Jones, Poet, Winter 2015

Rodney Jones’s books of poetry include Salvation Blues: 100 Poems, 1985-2005, which won the Kingsley Tufts Prize and was shortlisted for the Griffin International Poetry Prize; Elegy for the Southern Drawl (1999), a Pulitzer finalist; Things That Happen Once (1996), a Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist; and Transparent Gestures (1989), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Other…
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Will Mackin, Writer, Winter 2015

Will Mackin is a Navy veteran. His work has been published or is forthcoming in The New Yorker, Tin House, and GQ. His debut short story collection is forthcoming from Random House in 2015. He lives in New Mexico.


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Terry Tempest Williams, Writer, Winter 2015

Terry Tempest Williams has been called “a citizen writer,” a writer who speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she has consistently shown how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice.
Known for her impassioned and lyrical prose, Terry Tempest Williams…
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