Hilton Als

Holtzbrinck Fellow - Class of Fall 2004

Staff Writer, The New Yorker Magazine

American Academy Project: Blacks in Berlin
Current Location: New York


Hilton Als was named a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine in November 1996. He is also a former editor for the Village Voice and editor at large of Vibe magazine. Als is the recipient of a 2000 Guggenheim grant for creative writing, as well as a George Nathan Award for Dramatic criticism (2003). His first book, The Women, a meditation on gender and race and their roles in forging personal identity, was published in November 1996 and has received substantial critical acclaim. In 2009, Als worked with the performer Justin Bond on “Cold Water,” an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and videos by performers, at La MaMa Ga