Discipline: Literature – fiction

Taryn Tilton

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Los Angeles, CA
MacDowell fellowships: 2021

Taryn Tilton recently finished her first novel, Volcada, a story about connection and control set in Buenos Aires. At MacDowell, she revisited a manuscript about looking for a dead friend's ghost, which explores destructive plasticity and grief as labor. Her novella, Cherry Cherry, won the 2017 Plaza Literary Prize, and her flash fiction can be found in Waxwing and SmokeLong Quarterly.



Taryn Tilton worked in the Calderwood studio.

In the winter of 1998, motivated by his passion for reading, Stanford Calderwood donated funds for a new writers’ studio. Burr-McCallum Architects of Williamstown, MA, provided the award-winning design in 1999; and the construction of the handsome studio was completed in time for the first artist to arrive early in 2000. With a series of double-hung casement…

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