Discipline: Literature – fiction

Sarah Wang

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

Sarah Wang has written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, the London Review of Books, The Nation, n+1, Harper's Bazaar, McSweeney's, Lux Magazine, and American Short Fiction, as well as an exhibition essay for the Institute of Contemporary Art, LA. She teaches creative writing at Barnard College.

She has been a PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship, a Tin House Scholar, a Center for Fiction Emerging Writer Fellow, a Sewanee Writers’ Conference Tennessee Williams Scholar, a Kundiman Fellow, an Asian American Writers' Workshop Fellow, a Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference Frances Andrews Scholar, and other Fellowships at Plympton, Café Royal Cultural Foundation, and The Poetry Project. In 2023, she won a NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship award for nonfiction and attended six residencies at MacDowell, Monson Arts, Wildacres, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Willapa Bay Air, and Ragdale, where she is a Neilson Fellow. She was also the winner of a Nelson Algren prize for fiction.

At MacDowell, Wang began work on the second draft of Transection, a novel. Two weeks after leaving the residency, she completed the draft.



Sarah Wang worked in the Barnard studio.

Originally built near MacDowell's Union Street entrance, 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, its size was doubled with the addition of a second room. This remodeling, financed by Mrs. Thomas E. Emery of Cincinnati…

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