Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Kenneth R. Rosen

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Housatonic, MA
MacDowell fellowships: 2019

Kenneth R. Rosen is a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, a Robert Novak fellow, and a contributing writer at Pacific Standard. He frequently contributes to the New York Times and WIRED, and used his time at MacDowell to complete two books: a work of literary nonfiction about tough love treatment programs for juveniles (Little A, 2020) and, Bulletproof Vest, a book on the synthetic fiber known as Kevlar (Bloomsbury, 2020). A finalist for the Livingston Award for international reporting, Rosen received the Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award for War Correspondents and a Clarion Award for his reporting from Iraq. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, and The Atlantic, among other print and web publications. His personal essay "Notes From My Suicide" was listed as a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2017. He has also appeared as a commentator on NPR and a variety of podcasts. His reporting and investigations have been supported by several organizations: the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting; the Fulbright Program; the Steven Joel Sotloff Memorial Foundation; the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation with John Jay’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice; and the Carey Institute for Global Good.



Kenneth R. Rosen worked in the Chapman studio.

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