Discipline: Literature – fiction

Jayne Anne Phillips

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Boston, MA
MacDowell Fellowships: 1993, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016, 2018

Jayne Anne Phillips is a Pulitzer Prize winner and the author of six novels, Quiet Dell (Wall Street Journal Best fiction of 2013, Kirkus Reviews Best of 2013 selection), Lark and Termite (Heartland Prize, 2009 National Book Award finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, Prix de Medici Etranger finalist), MotherKind (New England Book Award), Shelter (Academy Award by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters), Machine Dreams (included in The New York Times’ Best Books of the Year, National Book Critic’s Award Finalist in fiction), and Night Watch (winner of the 2024 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction). She has also written two widely anthologized story collections, Fast Lanes, and Black Tickets (Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction). She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Bunting Fellowship, a Howard Fellowship, and a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellowship. Information, essays, and text source photographs on her fiction can be viewed at www.jayneannephilips.com.

At MacDowell in 2018, she completed work on two sections of her Pulitzer-winning novel and eighth book, Night Watch (Knopf). She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Letters in May 2018.

Portrait by Elena Siebert

Made at MacDowell

Fellow Works Supported by MacDowell

Night Watch (Novel)



Jayne Anne Phillips worked in the Garland studio.

Marian MacDowell and friends originally named this studio in memory of Anna Baetz, the nurse who helped care for Edward MacDowell in the waning years of his life. With generous support from the Garland family, the studio was renovated in 2013 and renamed the Peter and Mary Garland Studio. The inward opening, diamond-pane windows were replaced…

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