Current News & Media Coverage

Paul Harding, Pulitzer Prize-winner and Fine Arts Work Center Writing fellow 2000-01, just released his highly-anticipated new novel, Enon. The New Yorker writes, "His prose is steeped in a visionary, transcendentalist tradition that echoes Blake, Rilke, Emerson, and Thoreau, and makes for a darkly intoxicating read."


Paul Harding is also the author of the novel Tinkers, which won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers. He has taught at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Harvard University, and Grinnell College.

Nathalie Miebach, a Fine Arts Work Center Visual Fellow from 2006-07 and 2007-08, has a new exhibition, "Nathalie Miebach: Changing Waters," at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles running from September 29, 2013 through January 5, 2014.

"When you look at the colorful, fanciful sculptures of the Boston artist Nathalie Miebach, you’re probably not thinking of, say, hurricanes. But Miebach’s work, as seen in “Nathalie Miebach: Changing Waters,” an exhibition that opens on Sept. 29 at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, is a visual manifestation of complex scientific data related to astronomy, ecology and meteorology," writes Brooke Hodge in her recent story for The New York Times. read more...

Quiet Dell, the new novel by Jayne Anne Phillips (Fine Arts Work Center Writing Fellow 1979-1980), was just released on October 15th.

Jayne Anne Phillips is the author of Lark and Termite, Motherkind, Shelter, and Machine Dreams, and the widely anthologized collections of stories, Fast Lanes and Black Tickets.  A National Book Award and National Book Critic’s Circle Award finalist, Phillips is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Bunting Fellowship, the Sue Kaufman Prize, and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.  She is currently Professor of English and Director of the MFA Program at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey, where she established The Writers At Newark Reading Series.  She divides her time between Boston, New York, and Newark, New Jersey.

Jhumpa Lahiri's masterful new novel, The Lowland, has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and longlisted for the National Book Award in fiction.

Jhumpa Lahiri, Fine Arts Work Center Writing Fellow 1997-98, was born in London and raised in Rhode Island. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and author of two previous books. Her debut collection of stories, Interpreter of Maladies, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award and The New Yorker Debut of the Year. Her novel The Namesake was a New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and was selected as one of the best books of the year by USA Today and Entertainment Weekly, among other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Lucie Brock-Broido's latest collection, Stay, Illusion, has been shortlisted for the National Book Award in poetry.

Lucie Brock-Broido, Fine Arts Work Center Writing Fellow 1982-83, was born in Pittsburgh, was educated at Johns Hopkins and Columbia University, and has taught at Bennington, Princeton, Harvard (where she was a Briggs-Copeland poet), and Columbia. She is the recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, as well as awards from the American Poetry Review and the Academy of American Arts and Letters. Her poetry collections, A Hunger (1988), The Master Letters (1995), Trouble in Mind (2004), and Stay, Illusion (2013), often explore obsessions and anxieties (of influence, ritual, mortality, and modernity), and use whatever is available to create vivid, sometimes disorienting, portraits of mind.