Discipline: Literature – fiction

Alexander Chee

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2005, 2007

Alexander Chee is the author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night, and the essay collection How to Write an Autobiographical Novel. He is a contributing editor at The New Republic and an editor at large at Virginia Quarterly Review. His essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, T Magazine, Tin House, Slate, Guernica, and Out, among others.

Chee received a 2003 Whiting Award, a 2004 NEA Fellowship in prose, a 2010 MCCA Fellowship, and residency fellowships from MacDowell, the VCCA, Civitella Ranieri, and Amtrak. He is currently an associate professor of English and creative writing at Dartmouth College.

Portrait by Robert Gill



Alexander Chee worked in the Chapman studio.

Chapman Studio was funded by Mrs. Alice Woodrough Chapman in memory of her husband, composer George Alexander Chapman. Symmetrically massed, the building is stuccoed on the exterior with a natural, unpainted cement. Its unusual half-timbered ornament consists of slender, knotty spruce poles painted a dark green color. A central, peak-roofed entrance porch appears on the north side…

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