Tag: fiction



Apply Now | NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Fiction

“I had two small kids at the time. The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship was a validation. I used the money for a babysitter and left to sit and work in the Brooklyn Public Library and write my third book.” – Kathryn Harrison, Fellow in Fiction ‘94 The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is a $7,000 unrestricted cash award…

NYFA Presents: PEN America Reading with Abeer Hoque, Lisa Ko, Sarah Schulman, and Joan Silber

NYFA and PEN America present a reading featuring NYFA Literary Fellows and PEN America Members. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of NYFA’s Artists’ Fellowship program, this event will bring together writers whose NYFA Fellowship helped foster their creative work. Now established in their writing careers, these Fellows are all Professional Members of PEN America,…

The Surviving Artist in a Changing New York at Brooklyn Historical Society

Three NYFA and Whiting Award winners talk about the effect of New York’s convulsive cultural, financial, and political changes on writers New York City has long been known as the creative capital of the world, but what exactly has contributed to the city’s magnetism, and are those elements now in flux?  Dael Orlandersmith (Fiction ‘96),…

NYFA Presents: Three Decades of Writing Fellows with Gregory Pardlo, Deanna Fei, Shelly Oria, and Teddy Wayne

Thursday, April 28, 2016, 7:00 PM Reading at McNally Jackson Books NYFA Board member and three-time fellowship recipient Saïd Sayrafiezadeh will be hosting the fourth event in this reading series featuring NYFA writing fellows and finalists. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo (Fellow ‘05), Deanna Fei (Fellow ‘06), Shelly Oria (Finalist ‘15), and Teddy Wayne (Finalist ‘12) will be reading. NYFA Presents: Three Decades of Writing…

Conversations: Sarah Dohrmann Interviews Catherine Lacey

“I am a voice-obsessed writer and reader. To me, it’s everything.” Catherine Lacey (Fellow in Fiction ‘12) is the author of Nobody Is Ever Missing (FSG, 2014), a finalist for the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award and winner of the 2015 Debut-litzer. The novel, which will soon be released in French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and…