Discipline: Literature – fiction

Moira McCavana

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Madrid, SPAIN
MacDowell fellowships: 2022

Writer Moira McCavana’s first published short story, No Spanish, was selected for the 2019 O. Henry Prize Anthology. Her work has appeared in Guernica, The Drift, Harvard Review, and The London Magazine, and has been adapted to audio as an Audible Original story. Her collection, 86 Ways of Becoming José Manuel Elosegi, was a finalist for the Mary McCarthy Prize in short fiction.

While at MacDowell, she wrote short stories to be included in an upcoming collection that explores the human relationships brought about by various types of infrastructure as well as the organization of urban and suburban space.



Moira McCavana worked in the Calderwood studio.

In the winter of 1998, motivated by his passion for reading, Stanford Calderwood donated funds for a new writers’ studio. Burr-McCallum Architects of Williamstown, MA, provided the award-winning design in 1999; and the construction of the handsome studio was completed in time for the first artist to arrive early in 2000. With a series of double-hung casement…

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