Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Ada Ferrer

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

Ada Ferrer is a writer and historian. Her most recent book, Cuba: An American History (Scribner, 2021), won the Pulitzer Prize in History, the LA Times Book Prize in History, and was a finalist and long-listed for Canada's Cundill Prize and the OCM Bocas Caribbean Literature Prize, respectively. She teaches history and Latin American and Caribbean studies at NYU.

At MacDowell, she worked on a multigenerational memoir about migration and family separation, loss and reencounter. An early version of part of it appeared as “My Brother's Keeper” in The New Yorker in March 2021.



Ada Ferrer worked in the Sorosis studio.

Sorosis Studio was funded by the New York Carol Club of Sorosis. The small, masonry studio was designed by F. Winsor, Jr., the architect who also designed Savidge Library (1926) and Mixter Studio (1927). At the time of construction, the large porch on the southeast façade offered a spectacular mountain view that has since been obscured…

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