Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Darcy Frey

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Cambridge, MA
MacDowell Fellowships: 1998, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2019

Darcy Frey is the author of The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams. He is a longtime contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, and his essays and journalism have won many awards, including a National Magazine Award, the Livingston Award and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service from the Society for Professional Journalists. His writing has been anthologized in Best American Essays, Best American Science Writing, and the Library of America series.

At MacDowell, he continued work on a series of personal essays begun during his previous two residencies at MacDowell. His essay, "The Faraway Child," written at MacDowell, appeared in The Harvard Review (Winter, 2018). He directs the creative writing program at Harvard.



Darcy Frey worked in the Chapman studio.

Chapman Studio was funded by Mrs. Alice Woodrough Chapman in memory of her husband, composer George Alexander Chapman. Symmetrically massed, the building is stuccoed on the exterior with a natural, unpainted cement. Its unusual half-timbered ornament consists of slender, knotty spruce poles painted a dark green color. A central, peak-roofed entrance porch appears on the north side…

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