Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Amy Kurzweil

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell fellowships: Winter 2019

Amy Kurzweil is a The New Yorker cartoonist and the author of Flying Couch: a graphic memoir (a New York Times Editor's Choice and a Kirkus Best Memoir of 2016). Her writing, comics, and cartoons have also appeared in The Believer Magazine, Longreads, Lenny Letter, The Awl, The Toast, Catapult, Shenandoah, and many other places. She has received awards and fellowships from The Norman Mailer Center, The MacDowell Colony, Djerassi, and others. Amy studied writing at Stanford University and received her M.F.A. in fiction from The New School. She teaches comics at The Fashion Institute of Technology and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn.



Amy Kurzweil worked in the MacDowell studio.

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