Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Anna Bikont

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Warsaw Mazowsze, POLAND
MacDowell Fellowships: 2016, 2020

Anna Bikont completed her book In Search of the Lost Children about the famous Polish Righteous Among the Nations Irena Sendler. Bikont's previous books include a biography of Wislawa Szymborska, the recipient of Nobel Prize in Literature, and The Crime and the Silence, about the massacre of Jews by Poles in Jedwabne. The Crime and the Silence was selected in the 100 Notable Books of the Year by the New York Times and won the National Jewish Book Award for Holocaust books. In 2011, she received the European Book Prize for the French version of the book.



Anna Bikont worked in the Schelling studio.

Marian Nevins MacDowell funded construction of this studio the year that the organization was established and the first artists arrived for residency. It was called Bark Studio until 1933, when it was renamed in honor of Ernest Schelling, a composer, pianist, and orchestral leader who served as president of what was then called the Edward MacDowell…

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