Discipline: Literature – fiction

Laird Hunt

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Providence, RI
MacDowell fellowships: 2004, 2022
Laird Hunt is an American writer, translator, and academic. He is the author of seven novels, a collection of stories and two book-length translations from the French. Kind One was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and won the Anisfield-Wolf Award for Fiction, and Neverhome won the Grand Prix de Littérature Américaine and The Bridge Prize, and was shortlisted for the Prix Femina Étranger. His most recent novel, The Evening Road, was a Financial Times of London Best Book of 2017 and In the House in the Dark of the Woods was released in 2018. His reviews and essays have been published in The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Daily Beast, the Guardian, the Irish Times, and the Los Angeles Times, and his fiction has appeared in many literary journals here and abroad. A former United Nations press officer, he currently teaches in the creative writing Ph.D. program at the University of Denver.



Laird Hunt worked in the MacDowell studio.

Built in 1912, Pine Studio was renamed MacDowell Studio in 1943 in recognition of support from a group of Edward MacDowell’s music students. It was built as a composers’ studio and the stuccoed walls were intended to be soundproof. Like many of the residency program's studios, MacDowell was winterized in the 1950s when the we began welcoming…

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