Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Alex Abramovich

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Astoria, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2017, 2022

Alex Abramovich is the author of Bullies: A Friendship. He writes for the London Review of Books and teaches at Columbia University.

Abramovich spent his residency working on his forthcoming book, The History of Rock and Roll, which is under contract to Farrar, Straus & Giroux. The chapters he worked on and completed at MacDowell are ones he'd been struggling with, on and off, for the better part of a decade.



Alex Abramovich worked in the Wood studio.

Wood Studio, given to the residency program by Mrs. Frederick Trevor Hill, was completed in 1913 in memory of Mrs. Hill’s mother, Helen Ogden Wood. Like Schelling Studio, the building is sided with large, overlapping pieces of hemlock bark. When the studio was renovated in 1995, MacDowell staff researched the origins of this unusual building material and…

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