Award-winning author Adam Haslett was a Writer in Residence in September 2013. During the residency, he worked on a new novel, Imagine Me Gone, which will be published in May 2016 by Little, Brown.
Adam described his residency experience in an Aspen Times Weekly article:
“The space of solitude means that this writing world I’ve gotten in doesn’t get interrupted at all. The line between your work and your world remains porous. In the city, that gets broken up and hardened. I’ve done a number of artist residencies with a number of other artists, and that has its benefits. But at this stage, the solitude has been very welcome.”
Adam Haslett is the author of the short story collection You Are Not a Stranger Here, a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, and the novel Union Atlantic, winner of the Lambda Literary Award and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize. His books have been translated into eighteen languages, and his journalism and fiction have appeared in The Financial Times, Esquire, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, The Nation, The Atlantic Monthly, Zoetrope All-Story, Best American Short Stories, The O’Henry Prize Stories, and National Public Radio’s Selected Shorts. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Fine Arts Work Center, and in 2006, he won the PEN/Malamud Award for accomplishment in short fiction. He has also won the PEN/Winship Award for the best book by a New England author and the New York Magazine Writer-of-the-Year Award. A graduate of Swarthmore College, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and Yale Law School, he has been a visiting professor at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Columbia University. He lives in New York City.
This post was written by Caroline Tory