Discipline: Literature – fiction

Mary South

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

Mary South is the author of You Will Never Be Forgotten (FSG Originals, 2020), which was a finalist for the PEN/Bingham Prize for a Debut Story Collection and longlisted for The Story Prize. Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, American Short Fiction, Conjunctions, Guernica, NOON, and elsewhere.

She has received support from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the Sewanee Writers Conference, VCCA, and the Black Mountain Institute, where she was a Shearing Fellow.

At MacDowell, Mary worked on her debut novel about health care, class, and late-capitalist metamorphosis for Farrar, Straus & Giroux.



Mary South 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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