Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Jack E. Davis

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Gainesville, FL
MacDowell Fellowships: 2014

Jack E. Davis worked on a nonfiction book titled The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, which won the 2017 Kirkus Prize in nonfiction and the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in history. His previous book is a biography of American writer, feminist, and Everglades environmentalist Marjory Stoneman Douglas. In 2019, he was awarded an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship to support a new book project, Bird of Paradox: How the Bald Eagle Saved the Soul of America. He divides his time between homes in Gainesville, Florida, and Harrisville, New Hampshire, an eagle's swoop from MacDowell.

Portrait by Warren Nielsen



Jack E. Davis worked in the Sorosis studio.

Sorosis Studio was funded by the New York Carol Club of Sorosis. The small, masonry studio was designed by F. Winsor, Jr., the architect who also designed Savidge Library (1926) and Mixter Studio (1927). At the time of construction, the large porch on the southeast façade offered a spectacular mountain view that has since been obscured…

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