Discipline: Literature – fiction

Lynne Tillman

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1992, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015

Lynne Tillman is a novelist, short story writer, and cultural critic. Her novels are Haunted Houses; Motion Sickness; Cast in Doubt; No Lease on Life, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; American Genius, A Comedy, and Men and Apparitions. Her nonfiction books include The Velvet Years: Warhol’s Factory 1965–1967, with photographs by Stephen Shore; Bookstore: The Life and Times of Jeannette Watson and Books & Co.; and What Would Lynne Tillman Do?, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism.

She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. Tillman is Professor/Writer-in-Residence in the Department of English at The University of Albany.

Throughout her many Fellowships at MacDowell, Tillman as worked on or completed artist books for Kiki Smith and Gary Schneider; a short story for the anthology Here Lies; a short story for an issue of Conjunctions; an essay, "Now, Then, Now" for the exhibition catalogue for "Fusion Cuisine"; a novel that was then tentatively titled American Skin; a novel, then tentatively titled Clouds and Apparitions; an essay on Gertrude Stein for The NYT Book Review; and her novel Men and Apparitions.


New Hampshire

Lynne Tillman worked in the New Hampshire studio.

New Hampshire Studio, originally named Peterborough Studio, was given to MacDowell by Mr. and Mrs. William Schofield, Mrs. H. A. Chamberlain, Mrs. Andrew Draper, and Miss Ruth Cheney. The studio was renamed in 1943. The Gilbert Verney Foundation established an endowed maintenance fund in 1990, and a bequest in memory of MacDowell Fellow Victor Candell underwrote the…

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