Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Sarah Weinman

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2017, 2020

Sarah Weinman is the author of The Real Lolita: A Lost Girl, An Unthinkable Crime, and a Scandalous Masterpiece, which was named a Best Book of 2018 by NPR, BuzzFeed, The National Post, Literary Hub, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Vulture, and won the Arthur Ellis Award for Excellence in Crime Writing. She also edited the anthologies Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s (Library of America) and Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives (Penguin). Weinman has written for the New York Times, Vanity Fair, the Washington Post, New York, the New Republic, the Guardian, Topic, and Buzzfeed, among other outlets, as well as CrimeReads, where she is currently a contributing editor and columnist. Weinman also writes the “Crime Lady” newsletter, covering crime fiction, true crime, and all points in between. She lives in New York City.

Portrait by Anna Ty Bergman

Studios

Banks

Sarah Weinman worked in the Banks studio.

Banks was first used as an artist’s studio in 1970. Since then, it has played host to an extraordinary list of writers. In all seasons, Fellows have enjoyed the pastoral view through the French doors to the north. The studio’s high ceilings, massive fireplace, expansive work tables, and abundant natural light have made this a…

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