Discipline: Literature – fiction, Literature – translation

Jennifer Croft

Discipline: Literature – fiction, Literature – translation
Region: Tulsa, OK
MacDowell Fellowships: 2016, 2021

Jennifer Croft is a writer and literary translator. She won the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing for her illustrated memoir Homesick and the Man Booker International Prize for her translation from Polish of Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk’s Flights. She holds a Ph.D. in comparative literary studies from Northwestern University.

At MacDowell in 2016, Croft completed her first novel, Homesick, and accompanying photographs and other images. She also worked on several translation projects including excerpts from Tokarczuk's novel The Books of Jacob, upcoming readings in Europe, their book Fugitives, and completed the first draft of Argentinian author Romina Paula's novel August.

During her 2021 residency, Croft finalized edits of her short story, "Anaheim," to be published in the March/April issue of The Kenyon Review, and revised the first part of her novel Amadou.


New Jersey

Jennifer Croft worked in the New Jersey studio.

The yellow clapboard New Jersey Studio, located on a grassy, sloping site, was funded by the New Jersey Federation of Women’s Clubs and built as an exact replica of Monday Music Studio (1913). The studio’s porch rests on fieldstone piers that increase in height as the ground slopes to the west. Like Monday Music Studio, New Jersey…

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