Discipline: Literature

Brian Selznick

Discipline: Literature
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2009

Brian Selznick worked on writing and illustrating a novel that takes place in New York City in the 1970s and the 1920s, which became Wonderstruck. His previous book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, was the winner of the 2008 Caldecott Medal and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Both novels have been adapted into films.



Brian Selznick worked in the Kirby studio.

Erected in memory of Sarah L. Kirby, who had left a bequest to MacDowell, this studio was the first — and remains the only — brick building on the grounds. Built by local mason Augustus Beaulieu, the load-bearing masonry walls rest on a fieldstone foundation. The design of the boxlike building is simple and compact…

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