Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

John Fox

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Boston, MA
MacDowell fellowships: Fall, 2010

John Fox is an anthropologist, writer, and filmmaker (and content strategist by day to pay for his habits). He is the author of The Ball: Discovering the Object of the Game (Harper Perennial, 2012), which he wrote, in part, during his time at MacDowell. He has since gone on to write and co-produce a documentary based on the book, BOUNCE: HOW THE BALL TAUGHT THE WORLD TO PLAY, which had its world premiere at SXSW in March of 2015. John is an adventurer at heart and has excavated ancient ball courts in Central America, traced Marco Polo’s route across China, and bicycled Africa’s Rift Valley in search of human origins. He has contributed commentary on sports and culture to National Public Radio, and has written for Smithsonian, Outside, and Salon, among other publications. He is also the author of Around the World with a Million Kids: Adventures of an Online Explorer, a collection of essays written while co-leading the groundbreaking Quest interactive educational expeditions. He lives with his family in Boston.


New Jersey

John Fox 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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