Salvatore Scibona is a fiction author whose novel, The Volunteer, was awarded the Mildred and Harold Strauss Living Award and called “a masterpiece” by the New York Times. His first novel, The End, the first draft of which was finished at MacDowell in 2004, was a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Young Lions Fiction Award.
His work has won a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, an O. Henry Award, and a Whiting Award; and The New Yorker named him one of its “20 under 40” fiction writers. He directs the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.
At MacDowell in 2014 he worked on a novel. In 2022 he did the same, working on a novel set mostly in Iceland during the middle of the 1900s.
Portrait by Beowulf Sheehan