Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Priyanka Mattoo

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Venice, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

Priyanka Mattoo is a writer and filmmaker in Los Angeles. She was formerly a talent agent at UTA and WME, as well as Jack Black’s partner at their production company, Electric Dynamite. Priyanka is the co-founder of EARIOS, a women-led podcast network, and co-hosts its critically-acclaimed beauty/wellness podcast, Foxy Browns.

Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vulture, and The Hairpin, and her film work in festivals from Sundance to Cannes. She was raised in India, England, and Saudi Arabia before moving to the U.S. in high school, and holds degrees in Italian and law from the University of Michigan.

Priyanka lives in Venice (California) with her husband and kids, and in residence made previously inconceivable headway on her memoir Sixteen Kitchens, a series of essays about her peripatetic life and search for home.


Monday Music

Priyanka Mattoo worked in the Monday Music studio.

Given to the residency by the Monday Music Club of Orange, NJ, Monday Music Studio is sited next to an enormous boulder deposited by glaciers thousands of years ago. A small dormer once pierced the east slope of the roof, but after damage suffered in the 1938 hurricane, the roof was rebuilt without the dormer. The interior…

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