Danica Novgorodoff is a writer and New York Times best-selling illustrator from Louisville, KY and Brooklyn, NY. At MacDowell, she worked on her third graphic novel, The Undertaking of Lily Chen; and her fourth graphic novel, Long Way Down, written by Jason Reynolds, which won the 2022 Yoto Kate Greenaway Medal, the UK’s most prestigious award for literature for young people. Her other books include the graphic novels Slow Storm and Refresh Refresh; and the picture books Alexander von Humboldt: Explorer, Naturalist, and Environmental Pioneer; and Not a Cat, written by Winter Miller. Danica was awarded a 2015 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in literature, was named Sarabande Books’ 2016 writer in residence, and received a 2020 Café Royal Cultural Foundation grant in literature. During her time at MacDowell, Danica also worked on several other ongoing projects, including a work of graphic nonfiction called Volcanology and a graphic memoir called Me/Not Me.