Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Nicholas Boggs

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2011, 2011, 2021

Nicholas Boggs, who rediscovered and co-edited a new edition of James Baldwin’s collaboration with French artist Yoran Cazac, Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood (2018), is currently completing a literary biography, James Baldwin: A Love Story, forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. In addition to three stays at MacDowell, this project has been supported by a 2023 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant and fellowships from the Leon Levy Center for Biography, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Beinecke Library and Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale, and the Scholars-in-Residence Program at the Schomburg. He lives in Brooklyn.

Portrait by Rachel Eliza Griffiths



Nicholas Boggs worked in the Garland studio.

Marian MacDowell and friends originally named this studio in memory of Anna Baetz, the nurse who helped care for Edward MacDowell in the waning years of his life. With generous support from the Garland family, the studio was renovated in 2013 and renamed the Peter and Mary Garland Studio. The inward opening, diamond-pane windows were replaced…

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