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Novelist, New York

Holtzbrinck Fellow - Class of Spring 2006


Joyce Hackett was the 2004-05 Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Residence at the George Washington University. Her prize-winning fiction and non-fiction have been published in four languages in numerous publications, including London Magazine, Prospect, Paris Review, Chicago Tribune, Boston Review, La Repubblica, and Der Tagespiegel. Joyce Hackett’s first novel, Disturbance of the Inner Ear, which deals with inherited trauma and healing, was called “an extraordinary novel of music, history and love” by the Chicago Tribune. The novel won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Best Novel by an American Woman in 2003.