Annie DeWitt it a novelist writer, short story writer and essayist. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Tin House, The Believer, Guernica, Esquire, BOMB, Electric Literature, Bookforum, NOON, The LA Review of Books, The Iowa Review, The American Reader, art+culture, Poets and Writers, and The Faster Times, amongst others. Annie holds a B.A. from Brown University and an M.F.A. in Fiction from Columbia School of the Arts where she now teaches. Her story “Influence” was recently anthologized in Short: An International Anthology, edited by Alan Ziegler, distributed by Norton in March 2014. Annie was a Co-Founding Editor of Gigantic, a literary journal of short prose and art carried throughout the U.S. and abroad. Her debut novel WHITE NIGHTS IN SPLIT TOWN CITY, out from Tyrant Books in Summer 2016, made The New York Times Book Review’s “Short List” and has received accolades from BookForum, Interview Magazine, Publishers Weekly, amongst many others.
Her debut story collection in progress – CLOSEST WITHOUT GOING OVER – was shortlisted for the Mary McCarthy Prize. Stories in the collection have been translated into Latvian and Swedish and have appeared widely in the U.S. The title story will be the feature piece in the Iowa Review’s winter 2017 issue. Annie pens an occasional nonfiction column about art, literature, film and criticism for The Believer, called “Various Paradigms.” She was recently recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship.