Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Audrea Lim

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

Audrea Lim is a journalist whose writing has appeared in Harper’s, The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Nation. She's the editor of The World We Need, an anthology about the contemporary U.S. grassroots environmental movement grounded in principles of justice, equity, and democracy.

While at MacDowell she drafted two chapters of her non-fiction book, Free the Land, forthcoming from St. Martin's Press. Parts of the book draw from reporting and writing she previously published about how land issues – dispossession, commodification, ownership & tenure, stewardship – are at the heart of racial justice, economic justice, climate, and environmental justice. Lim is currently a Visiting Scholar at the A/P/A Institute at NYU.

Made at MacDowell

Fellow Works Supported by MacDowell

Free the Land (non-fiction book)



Audrea Lim worked in the Veltin studio.

Veltin Studio was donated by alumni of the Veltin School, a school for girls in New York with a highly respected visual arts department. As the plaque just outside the entrance attests, this studio was used by poet Edwin Arlington Robinson during most of the 24 summers he spent at MacDowell. Perhaps most famously, Thornton Wilder put the finishing…

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