Lorrie Moore named 2017 Cullman Center fellow

Lorrie Moore (photo by Zane Williams)
Lorrie Moore, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English (Zane Williams)

Lorrie Moore, a distinguished American fiction writer who teaches in Vanderbilt’s University’s renowned Creative Writing Program, has been named a 2017 fellow of the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

Moore, who is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English, will spend the next academic year in residence at the Cullman Center, located within the New York Public Library‘s landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, with full access to its renowned research collections in the humanities and social sciences.

Moore is one of 15 exceptional scholars, academics and creative writers selected from among 357 applicants for the Cullman Center’s 2017 class of fellows. The Cullman Center fosters an atmosphere of creative and scholarly collaboration both within the library and in the larger cultural environment of New York for its fellows.

Moore has written three novels and four collections of stories. Her most recent collection, Bark: Stories, was shortlisted for The Story Prize, The Frank O’Connor Prize, and The Gregor Von Rezzori Prize. She is currently serving as a vice president for literature of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Moore will devote her time at the Cullman Center to working on a new novel.