Discipline: Literature – fiction

Aisha Abdel Gawad

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Oakland, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2013

Aisha Abdel Gawad is a fiction writer from Virginia. She has been published by the Kenyon Review and worked on her first novel about Arabs in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. She received her M.F.A. from Cornell University.



Aisha Abdel Gawad worked in the Mansfield studio.

The Helen Coolidge Mansfield Studio was donated by graduates of the Mansfield War Service Classes for Reconstruction Aides. Helen Mansfield helped found the New York MacDowell Club. The small, shingled frame structure with stone foundation was originally fronted on the west side by a neat white picket fence and gate, a garden, and a stone pathway…

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