Annie DeWitt

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Annie DeWitt is a novelist, essayist, and short story writer. Her debut novel, White Nights In Split Town City, was lauded as "Masterful,” and “full of syntactic daring." "The study of a failing family—how it is dismantled from within, how it is threatened by the world outside" –BookForum

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Biography

DeWitt it a novelist, short story writer and essayist. Her writing has appeared in GrantaTin House, The Believer, Guernica, Esquire, BOMB, Electric Literature, Bookforum, NOON, The LA Review of Books, The Iowa Review, The American Reader, art+culture, Poets and Writers, and The Faster Times, amongst others. DeWitt holds an MFA in Fiction from Columbia School of the Arts. Her story “Influence” was recently anthologized in Short: An International Anthology distributed by Norton. DeWitt was a Co-Founding Editor of Gigantic, a literary journal of short prose and art carried throughout the U.S. and abroad. Her debut novel White Nights In Split Town City, out from Tyrant Books in Summer 2016, made The New York Times Book Review’s “Short List” and has received accolades from BookForum, Interview Magazine, Publishers Weekly, amongst many others. Her debut story collection – Closest Without Going Over – was shortlisted for the Mary McCarthy Prize. Stories in the collection have been translated into Latvian and Swedish and have appeared widely in the U.S. The title story was the the Iowa Review’s winter 2017 feature. DeWitt pens an occasional nonfiction column about art, literature, film and criticism for The Believer, called “Various Paradigms.” She was recently recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship. DeWitt has taught at Columbia University, Barnard, Bard, and The New School. She is a visiting faculty member at Bennington for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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