Discipline: Literature – fiction

Josephine Rowe

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

Fiction writer Josephine Rowe is the author of three-story collections, most recently Here Until August, and the novel A Loving, Faithful Animal, which was longlisted for the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award and selected as a New York Times Editors’ Choice.

Her stories and essays have appeared in Granta, McSweeney’s, The Paris Review, Literary Hub, The Believer, HEAT, The Monthly, Freeman’s, and elsewhere.

She has been a Fellow at the Wallace Stegner program in fiction at Stanford University, the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, The Omi International Arts Centre, Yaddo, and the Cullman Center at the New York Public Library.

During her time at MacDowell, she developed a new novel that follows a lifelong friendship based upon art and activism, set between Sydney, New York, and remote Tasmania.



Josephine Rowe worked in the Calderwood studio.

In the winter of 1998, motivated by his passion for reading, Stanford Calderwood donated funds for a new writers’ studio. Burr-McCallum Architects of Williamstown, MA, provided the award-winning design in 1999; and the construction of the handsome studio was completed in time for its first artist to arrive early in 2000. With a series of double-hung casement…

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