Discipline: Literature – fiction

Angie Cruz

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2001, 2002, 2023

Angie Cruz, born and raised in New York, is the author of the novels, Soledad (Simon & Schuster); Let It Rain Coffee (Simon & Schuster), longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Awards; Dominicana (Flatiron), shortlisted for The Women’s Prize and winner of the ALA/YALSA Alex Award. Her latest novel, How Not to Drown in A Glass of Water (Flatiron) was a New York Times 100 Notable book of 2022.

She attended La Guardia H.S. as a visual arts major and received a fashion design degree at F.I.T. She then received an English literature degree at SUNY Binghamton and an M.F.A. at NYU in fiction.

Cruz is the founder and Editor of Aster(ix) Journal, a transnational feminist literary and arts journal that centers works by people of color. She also teaches at the University of Pittsburgh. She is at work on several new projects including a children’s book, Angelica and La Guira (Kokila Press), and two new novels, one set in Turin, Italy and the other in Washington Heights, NY.

Cruz attended numerous writing residencies, including Yaddo, MacDowell, Siena Art Institute, Art Omi, La Napoule Foundation, The Camargo Foundation, and Fundacion Valparaiso, all of which made it possible for her to travel regularly to Europe and around the United States.

At MacDowell in 2001, Cruz finished her novel, Soledad, started work on a second novel, and worked on a short story. During her 2002 residency, she worked on the second novel.



Angie Cruz worked in the Heyward studio.

The Lodge Annex, a wing on the west side of the men’s dormitory (The Lodge), was completed in 1926. Initially intended as an apartment for a caretaker, the space was soon repurposed as a live-in studio for writers. In recognition of a major endowment gift from the Dubose and Dorothy Heyward Foundation, Lodge Annex was…

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