Discipline: Literature – fiction

Ken Kalfus

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Philadelphia, PA
MacDowell fellowships: 2022

Ken Kalfus' latest novel, 2 A.M. in Little America, was published in May 2022. One of his three other novels, A Disorder Peculiar to the Country, was a finalist for the National Book Award. He's also published three collections of short stories.

At MacDowell, Kalfus worked on a new novel, which featured characters from his short story, "Mr. Iraq," which was published in his 2015 collection, Coup de Foudre: A Novella and Stories. He was also involved in support for his latest novel, 2 A.M. in Little America, including a reading at the Toadstool Bookstore in Peterborough and an interview in a local park with a reporter from the Washington Post.

Portrait by Adachi Pimentel



Ken Kalfus worked in the Schelling studio.

Marian Nevins MacDowell funded construction of this studio the year that the organization was established and the first artists arrived for residency. It was called Bark Studio until 1933, when it was renamed in honor of Ernest Schelling, a composer, pianist, and orchestral leader who served as president of what was then called the Edward MacDowell…

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