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Alex Marzano-Lesnevich is the author of The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, which received a Lambda Literary Award, the Chautauqua Prize, the Grand Prix des Lectrices ELLE, the Prix des Libraires du Quebec, and the Prix France Inter-JDD, an award for one book of any genre in the world. Named one of the best books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Audible.com, Bustle, Book Riot, The Times of London, The Guardian, Paris Match, Lire, Telerama, and The Sydney Press Herald, it was an Indie Next Pick and a Junior Library Guild selection, long-listed for the Gordon Burn Prize, short-listed for the CWA Gold Dagger, a finalist for a New England Book Award and a Goodreads Choice Award, and has been translated into ten languages. It was recently optioned by HBO and the production company Public Record.

The recipient of fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, MacDowell, Yaddo, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and the Maine Arts Commission, as well as a Rona Jaffe Award, Marzano-Lesnevich has written for The New York Times, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Boston Globe, Oxford American, Harper’s, and many other publications. They are now an assistant professor at Bowdoin College and live in Portland, Maine. Their next book, Both and Neither, is a genre- and gender-bending work of memoir, history, cultural analysis, trans re-imaginings, and international road trip about life beyond the binary. It is forthcoming from Doubleday (US), Phoenix (UK), and Sonatine (France). An essay adapted from the book, “Body Language,” was recently included in The Best American Essays 2020. alexandria-marzano-lesnevich.com

Chen Chen

Visiting Writer, Winter 2020

Tommy Orange

Visiting Fiction Writer, Winter 2021

Terese Marie Mailhot

Visiting Creative Nonfiction Writer, Winter 2019

Alex Marzano-Lesnevich

Visiting Creative Nonfiction Writer, Winter 2021

Kiese Laymon

Visiting Creative Nonfiction Writer, Summer 2020

Tyehimba Jess

Visiting Poet, Winter 2018