Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Andrea Elliott

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2016, 2018

Andrea Elliott worked on completing her non-fiction book about child poverty in today's America at MacDowell in 2016 and 2018. The book, Invisible Child, which won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction, follows the story of one homeless girl in New York City. Elliott received her first Pulitzer Prize in feature writing in 2007, and is an investigative reporter for The New York Times. She is the daughter of a Chilean immigrant mother and an American father, and was raised in Washington, D.C.



Andrea Elliott 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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