J.C. Hallman is the author of five books of nonfiction and a book of short stories. His work has been widely published an anthologized, and he had received fellowships from the Guggenheim and McKnight foundations. At MacDowell, he worked on a "notes archive" that will accompany his heavily researched book, The Anarcha Quest: A Story of Slavery and Surgery, which will appear in 2022. The book builds on earlier essays published in Harper's Magazine, The Baffler, and elsewhere about diabolical surgeon J. Marion Sims and the young, enslaved woman -- Sims's "first cure" -- known as Anarcha.
J.C. Hallman worked in the Calderwood studio.
In the winter of 1998, motivated by his passion for reading, Stanford Calderwood donated funds for a new writers’ studio. Burr-McCallum Architects of Williamstown, MA, provided the award-winning design in 1999; and the construction of the handsome studio was completed in time for the first artist to arrive early in 2000. With a series of double-hung casement…