Writer, New York
Mary Ellen von der Heyden Fellow in Fiction - Class of Spring 2009
Donald Antrim is a frequent contributor of fiction to the New Yorker and has written a number of critically acclaimed novels, including The Verificationist, The Hundred Brothers, which was a finalist for the 1998 PEN/Faulkner Award in fiction, and Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World. He is most recently the author of a memoir called The Afterlife (Picador, 2007). He has received grants and awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. He has also taught prose fiction at the graduate school of New York University.