James McAuley is the author of The House of Fragile Things, which won the 2022 National Jewish Book Award in history. He is a journalist and former Paris correspondent for The Washington Post as well as a contributor to The New York Review of Books and other publications. He holds a Ph.D. in French history from the University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar.
While at MacDowell, he worked on a new book, tentatively titled Black Milk of Dawn, about the early stages of the fight for Holocaust memory in the immediate postwar period.
Portrait by Bill O'Leary