Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Richard Scott Larson

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

Nonfiction writer Richard Scott Larson’s creative and critical works have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Chicago Review of Books, Harvard Review, Colorado Review, Electric Literature, Joyland, and Hobart, among other publications. Larson's work has also been listed as notable in The Best American Essays and reprinted in several anthologies. He works for the Expository Writing Program at New York University, where he received his master of fine arts. Larson was named a 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Fellow from the New York Foundation for the Arts and is an active member of the National Book Critics Circle.

While at MacDowell, Larson completed a draft of his new book about the gay male gaze and sports spectatorship. The book combines both memoir and cultural criticism as it explores his own closeted childhood as a devoted fan of women's gymnastics.



Richard Scott Larson worked in the Banks studio.

Banks, an ell on the north end of the Lodge dormitory, was first used as an artist’s studio in 1970. Since then, it has played host to an extraordinary list of writers working in several disciplines. In all seasons, Fellows have enjoyed the pastoral view through the French doors facing a field…

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