Writers of Les Chapelins is delighted to announce the inaugural fellows for our Summer 2023 Residency.
JANE BROX‘s fifth book, Silence, was published in 2019, and was selected as an Editors’ Choice by The New York Times Book Review. Her previous book, Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light, was named one of the top ten nonfiction books of 2010 by Time magazine. She is also the author of Clearing Land: Legacies of the American Farm; Five Thousand Days Like This One, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction; and Here and Nowhere Else, which won the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award.
Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies including The Georgia Review, NewYorker.com, and Best American Essays. She has been awarded grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Brox has taught at Harvard University, Bowdoin College, and in Lesley University’s MFA Program. She lives in Brunswick, Maine.
Alice Nelson was named the Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist for her first novel, The Last Sky, which went on to win several awards. Her second novel The Children’s House was published to popular critical acclaim internationally, and her recently-released novel Faithless has garnered high praise. Alice’s short fiction, essays and reviews have appeared in a range of international publications. Alice lives in the south of France and is currently working on her fourth novel.
Leila Philip is the author of award-winning books of nonfiction that chronicle diverse, personal journeys. In The Road Through Miyama, Leila, already fluent in Japanese and a potter, traveled to Japan to apprentice to a master potter in southern Kyushu. A Family Place: A Hudson Valley Farm, Three Centuries, Five Wars, One Family, weaves the history of the Hudson valley farm where she spent her childhood with a revealing account of what’s involved in cultivating orchards. Both books received glowing national reviews. A Guggenheim Fellow, Philip was a contributing columnist for The Boston Globe. She writes across genres, publishing essays, poetry and journalism as well as theatrical script. Her most recent book is Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America, a New York Times Editor’s Choice. She is a Professor in the English Department at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts.
Natalia Rachel Singer
Natalia Rachel Singer is the author of a memoir, Scraping by in the Big Eighties. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Harper’s, Ms., O: The Oprah Magazine, The Nation, The Iowa Review, Redbook, The American Scholar, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Speculative Nonfiction, Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, and many others. Her work has been short-listed for The Best American Travel Essays, the Pushcart Prize, and anthologized widely. A professor of creative writing and environmental literature at St. Lawrence University, Singer has led study-abroad programs in France and India She has just completed a duet of novels with recurring characters, the first set in France, and the second in India and the U.S.
Linda is a fiction and television writer living and writing on the unceded lands of the Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. She’s received the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and has been both a Stegner Fellow and a Bunting (now Radcliffe) Fellow. Her fiction includes Marine Life (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux; HarperCollinsCanada; Residenz Verlag) and Sussex Drive, a Canadian political satire. Stories have been anthologized in The Oxford Book of Stories by Canadian Women in English, The New Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories, and The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, 8th Edition. Television projects include co-producing and co-writing the Peabody award-winning Human Cargo, which was invited to the Rencontres internationales de Télévision. She teaches in the School of Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.