Now in residence
Kristen COSBY, USA
“As a girl, I had several lives. I lived aboard a sailboat, as an ex-pat in Budapest at the end of the Cold War, and on a dead farm in New Hampshire. This odd childhood left me prepared for three career paths: writer, pirate, or spy. Since I’m rather timid, I chose writer. My essays and stories have been published in several literary journals and anthologies. I am now attempting to complete my first book.»
Kristen Cosby will devote her time as writer in residence to her project The Thirty-Nine-Foot World.
Tess LEWIS, USA
Born in 1964, Tess Lewis is a writer and translator from French and German. She has been awarded grants from PEN and the NEA, the Austrian Cultural Forum Translation Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She is an advisory editor for The Hudson Review and writes essays on European Literature for a number of journals including The Hudson Review, World Literature Today, The American Scholar, and Bookforum. In 2014 and ‘15, she curated Festival Neue Literature, New York’s premiere festival of German literature.
Tess Lewis will devote her time as writer in residence to her translation of a Ludwig Hohl’s Book Die Notizen.
Mikołaj ŁOZINSKI, Poland
Mikołaj Łoziński is a writer, photographer, and recipient of Kościelski Award 2007 and Paszporty Polityki Award in 2011. He was born in 1980 in Warsaw. He studied sociology and completed his MA degree at the Sorbonne University in Paris. He was employed as Polish-French translator for Arte Télévision. His debut novel Reisefieber was released in 2006. His second novel The Book was published in 2011. Reisefieber and The Book were translated into several European languages.
Mikołaj Łoziński will devote his time as writer in residence to his project The Stramer Family.
Laura VAZQUEZ, France
Laura Vazquez was born in 1986 and lives in Marseilles. In 2014 she was awarded the Prix de la Vocation for her book La main de la main, forthcoming from Cheyne.
Her texts, À chaque fois, and Le système naturel et simplifié, and Menace are published by Derrière la salle de bains ; her book Oui, at Plaine page. Les fils, written with Simon Allonneau, was just published by Bêta publishing.
She is co-editor of the journal Muscle.
She is also a performance poet, having read her work at a number of sites and festivals, she regularly publishes videos of these performances on the internet.
Her texts are translated into Chinese, Italian, English, Portuguese, Spanish, Norwegian, Dutch and German.
Laura Vazquez will devote her time as writer in residence to her project Remonter la pierre.
Photos © D.R.