Discipline: Literature – fiction

Tanya Rey

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Oakland, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2020

Tanya Rey is a Cuban-American writer who was born and raised in Miami. Her writing has appeared in Guernica, Granta, The Sun, Roads & Kingdoms, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Catapult, among others. She holds an M.F.A. degree in fiction from New York University and has received fellowships from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, San Francisco Writers Grotto, Hedgebrook, and others.

While at MacDowell she worked on her debut novel, a multi-generational story that pieces together one family's violent history as they search for a relative who goes missing while on probation in 1995 Miami.

Portrait by Matty-Lynn Barnes



Tanya Rey 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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