Discipline: Literature – fiction

Joshua Ferris

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Hudson, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2021

Joshua Ferris is the author of four novels and a collection of short stories. His first book, Then We Came To The End, was a national bestseller, translated into more than 30 languages and was nominated for a National Book Award. It won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Barnes & Noble Discover Prize. His third novel, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, was a finalist for the Booker Prize and won the Dylan Thomas Prize. His reviews run in the New York Times Book Review and his short fiction appears in The New Yorker, among other places.

During his 2021 residency, he began a novel set on a tall ship bound for Antarctica. Its working title, as of December, 2021, was The Single-Use World.

Portrait by Peter Aaron



Joshua Ferris worked in the Veltin studio.

Veltin Studio was donated by alumni of the Veltin School, a school for girls in New York with a highly respected visual arts department. As the plaque just outside the entrance attests, this studio was used by poet Edwin Arlington Robinson during most of the 24 summers he spent at MacDowell. Perhaps most famously, Thornton Wilder put the finishing…

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