Rebecca Godfrey spent her time at MacDowell revising the first 10 chapters of her novel, The Dilettante, forthcoming from Knopf. The novel explores the brief affair between Peggy Guggenheim and Samuel Beckett in Paris, 1937. Godfrey is the author of Under The Bridge and The Torn Skirt. She is currently working on a novel. Girls In Trees, edited by Godfrey, includes new work from 33 artists, including Fellows Nick Flynn, Samantha Hunt, Cate Marvin, and Mary Gaitskill, and was featured in The New York Times and New York magazine. She lives in Red Hook, New York and teaches writing at Columbia University.