Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Nicholas Boggs

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

Nicholas Boggs is currently the inaugural Walter O. Evans Fellow at the Beinecke Library and the Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale University, where he is at work on a literary biography of James Baldwin, to be published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. In addition to three stays at MacDowell, this book project has been supported by a Leon Levy Center for Biography Fellowship, an NEH Long Term Fellowship at the Center for Research in the Humanities at the New York Public Library, a Faculty Fellowship at the NYU Center for the Humanities, a Robert and Ina Caro Travel and Research Fellowship, and an Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowship at the British Library. He recovered and co-edited a new edition of Baldwin's collaboration with French artist Yoran Cazac, Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood, which was published by Duke University Press in 2018. A recent writer-in-residence at the James Merrill House in Stonington, CT, he lives in Brooklyn.


Garland (formerly Baetz)

Nicholas Boggs worked in the Garland (formerly Baetz) studio.

Marian MacDowell and friends 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 in…

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