Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Hamilton Nolan

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

Hamilton Nolan is a longtime journalist and writer on labor and politics, and a union activist. He has written for Gawker, In These Times, The Guardian, and elsewhere. His upcoming book about the American labor movement, The Hammer, will be published by Hachette Books in 2024.

At MacDowell, Nolan finished the final edits on The Hammer: Power, Inequality, and the Struggle for the Soul of Labor. He also wrote a number of shorter works of journalism while in residence.



Hamilton Nolan worked in the Banks studio.

Banks, an ell on the north end of the Lodge dormitory, was first used as an artist’s studio in 1970. Since then, it has played host to an extraordinary list of writers working in several disciplines. In all seasons, Fellows have enjoyed the pastoral view through the French doors facing a field…

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