Discipline: Literature – fiction

Catherine Kudlick

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Berkeley, CA
MacDowell fellowships: 2019

After a career devoted to teaching and publishing in French history, Catherine Kudlick joined San Francisco State University in 2012 to direct the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability where she pursues the goal of convincing society that the world is better because of disabled people. Her essays about living with a vision impairment have appeared in The New York Times, and her piece “The Blind Man’s Harley: White Canes and Gender Identity” in the journal Signs was listed as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays (2006). At MacDowell, she worked on her first novel, a socially-conscious thriller about blind people.


New Jersey

Catherine Kudlick worked in the New Jersey studio.

The yellow clapboard New Jersey Studio, located on a grassy, sloping site, was funded by the New Jersey Federation of Women’s Clubs and built as an exact replica of Monday Music Studio (1913). The studio’s porch rests on fieldstone piers that increase in height as the ground slopes to the west. Like Monday Music Studio, New Jersey…

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