Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Vincent Granata

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Washington, CT
MacDowell Fellowships: 2019

Vince Granata is a nonfiction writer, and teaches composition at American University. Most of his writing concerns mental health care and his family’s experience of serious mental illness. His recent essays have appeared or are forthcoming in The Massachusetts Review, The Chattahoochee Review, Passager, and Fourth Genre. His essay, “First Visit” won The Chattahoochee Review’s 2017 Lamar York Prize in nonfiction and was listed as “notable” in Best American Essays 2018.

In residence, he worked on final revisions of his memoir Everything Is Fine. This book, Vince's first, is scheduled for publication in the spring of 2020.



Vincent Granata worked in the Sprague-Smith studio.

In January of 1976, the original Sprague-Smith Studio — built in 1915–1916 and funded by music students of Mrs. Charles Sprague-Smith of the Veltin School — was destroyed by fire. Redesigned by William Gnade, Sr., a Peterborough builder, the fieldstone structure was rebuilt the same year from the foundation up, reusing the original fieldstone. A few…

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