Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Sarah Esther Maslin

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: São Paulo, BRAZIL
MacDowell Fellowships: 2024

Sarah Esther Maslin is a journalist and writer who has worked across Latin America and is currently based in São Paulo, Brazil. Her articles have appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The Nation, and other publications.

From 2018 to 2023, she was the Economist’s Brazil correspondent. She is a 2024 New America fellow and a 2023 Ochberg fellow at the DART Center for Journalism and Trauma.

Maslin has spent nearly a decade reporting in El Mozote, El Salvador, a village where U.S.-trained soldiers killed over 1,000 civilians in a massacre in 1981. At MacDowell, she worked on Nothing Stays Buried, a narrative non-fiction book based on her reports from El Mozote, to be published by Spiegel & Grau. She will be working on the book later in 2024 while at Mesa Refuge.



Sarah Esther Maslin worked in the Schelling studio.

Marian MacDowell funded construction of this studio the year that the organization was established and the first artists arrived for residency. It was called Bark Studio until 1933, when it was renamed in honor of Ernest Schelling, a composer, pianist, and orchestral leader who served as president of what was then called the Edward MacDowell…

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