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MFA Visiting Writers

Annie DeWitt

Annie DeWitt is 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, among others. Annie holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA in Fiction from Columbia School of the Arts, where she now teaches. Her story “Influence” was recently anthologized in Short: An International Anthology, edited by Alan Ziegler, and distributed by Norton in March 2014. Annie was the cofounding 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, published by Tyrant Books in summer 2016, made The New York Times Book Review’s Short List and has received accolades from BookForum, Interview Magazine, and Publishers Weekly, among many others.

Her debut story collection in progress CLOSEST WITHOUT GOING OVER was shortlisted for the Mary McCarthy Prize. The title story will be the feature piece in the Iowa Review’s winter 2017 issue. DeWitt pens an occasional nonfiction column about art, literature, film, and criticism for The Believer, called “Various Paradigms.” She was recently a recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship.