Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Amy Kurzweil

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: San Luis Obispo, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2019, 2022

Writer Amy Kurzweil is a New Yorker cartoonist and the author of Flying Couch: A Graphic Memoir, which was a New York Times Editor's Choice and a Kirkus Best Memoir of 2016. Her writing, comics, and cartoons have been published in The New York Times Book Review, The Believer, Longreads, Wired, The Verge, and many other places. She's received Fellowships from MacDowell, Djerassi, and The Black Mountain Institute, and she was a Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin in 2021.

During her MacDowell Fellowship in 2018, Kurzweil drew 53 pages of her second graphic memoir, Artificial: a love story, which chronicles her father's quest to resurrect his father's identity through AI and salvaged writing. During her 2022 Fellowship, she continued work on the same graphic novel and inked 28 more pages. She emerged from MacDowell with a total of 120 of the book's 316 pages finished.



Amy Kurzweil 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 facade offered a spectacular mountain view that has since been obscured…

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