Discipline: Literature – fiction

ZZ Packer

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Arlington, MA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2002, 2010, 2016

ZZ Packer is working on a novel about Reconstruction and the Buffalo Soldiers. She is the author of Drinking Coffee Elsewhere and has been published in The New Yorker, Harper's, GRANTA, The New York Times magazine, The Guardian, and other magazines and journals. She was selected as one of The New Yorker’s “Best 20 Under 40” American writers. She was most recently selected for 100 Years of Best American Short Stories.



ZZ Packer 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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