Kathleen Alcott

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Visiting Faculty

Kathleen Alcott's work has been called "Captivating" by The New Yorker and shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. Her third novel, America Was Hard To Find, on the intersection of the Apollo program and antiwar radicalism, is forthcoming from Ecco in 2019. 

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Alcott is the author of the novels Infinite Home and The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets. Her short fiction, criticism, memoir, and food writing have appeared in outlets including The New York Times, The Guardian, The New Yorker Online, The Los Angeles Review of Books, ZYZZYVA, Tin House, The Bennington Review, and The Coffin Factory. In 2017, her short story "Reputation Management" was shortlisted for the prestigious Sunday Times Short Story Award. Her short story "Saturation" was listed as notable by The Best American Short Fiction of 2014, and her most recent novel was a Kirkus Prize nominee. Alcott lives in New York City, where she has taught at Columbia University, The Center for Fiction and Catapult Fiction. She was a visiting faculty member at Bennington for the 2018-2019 academic year.