Discipline: Literature – fiction

Sarah Schulman

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: New York
MacDowell fellowships: 1986, 1988, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2007, 2014, 2019

Sarah Schulman is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and author of non-fiction books. Her most recent works are The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination, Israel/Palestine and The Queer International, and the novels The Child and The Mere Future. Schulman is co-founder of MIX:NY Queer Experimental Film Festival, and The Act UP Oral History Project, which produced the feature length documentary United in Anger: A History of ACT UP. Her plays Carson McCullers and Manic Flight Reaction have been produced at Playwrights Horizons in New York, and two films: The Owls and Mommy is Coming showed at The Berlin Film Festival. At MacDowell in 2019, Sarah worked on a first draft of LET THE RECORD SHOW: A Political History of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, ACTUP, NY - which will be published by FSG in 2021. This is a substantial work, based in 188 interviews with surviving members of ACTUP collected over 18 years. The interviews can be viewed at www.actuporalhistory.org and can be viewed in Jim Hubbard's feature film UNITED IN ANGER: A History of ACTUP, available for free online. Awards include Guggenheim in Playwrighting, Fullbright in Judaic Studies.



Sarah Schulman worked in the Barnard studio.

Originally built near Union Street, the Barnard Studio — which was funded by Barnard College music students — was re-located to its current site in 1910. When the small structure was moved to its current location, its size was doubled with the addition of a second room. This remodeling, financed by Mrs. Thomas E. Emery…

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