Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Lance Richardson

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Philadelphia, PA
MacDowell fellowships: 2021

Lance Richardson is the author of House of Nutter: The Rebel Tailor of Savile Row, named one of the notable books of 2018 by The Sunday Times, The Mail on Sunday, Esquire, and the American Library Association; it is currently being adapted into a television series by a major studio.

While at MacDowell, he wrote one and a half chapters of TRUE NATURE: The Pilgrimage of Peter Matthiessen, a comprehensive biography of the award-winning novelist, naturalist, and Zen roshi to be published by Knopf/Pantheon in 2024. Richardson was named an NEH Public Scholar in 2021 and is mounting an expedition to Dolpo, Nepal, in May 2022, to retrace Matthiessen's "Snow Leopard" trek.

Studios

Heyward

Lance Richardson worked in the Heyward studio.

The Lodge Annex, a wing on the west side of the men’s dormitory (The Lodge), was completed in 1926. Initially intended as an apartment for a caretaker, the space was soon repurposed as a live-in studio for writers. In recognition of a major endowment gift from the Dubose and Dorothy Heyward Foundation, Lodge Annex was…

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