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The 2017-2018 Merrill House Writers-in-Residence



Walter Perrie
August 2017

Walter Perrie, born in Lanarkshire in 1949, was educated at the universities of Edinburgh, (M.A. hons philosophy) and Stirling (M.Phil).


Dan Chiasson
September 2017

Dan Chiasson is the author of five books, most recently Bicentennial (Knopf, 2014). He is Professor of English at Wellesley College and serves as The New Yorker’s poetry critic.

D.M. Aderibigbe
October 2017

D.M. Aderibigbe was born in Nigeria. He graduated with a BA in History and Strategic Studies from the University of Lagos in 2014. His chapbook, In Praise of Our Absent Father, was selected for the APBF New Generation African Poets Chapbook Series selection.

Maxim Loskutoff
November 2017

Maxim Loskutoff was raised in western Montana. His stories have appeared in The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, Fiction, Narrative, and The Chicago Tribune. His collection Come West and See is forthcoming from W.W. Norton.

Mike Alberti
Winter 2017 – 2018

Mike Alberti was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in CrazyhorseFlywayGulf CoastOne Story, and elsewhere.

Suzanne Rivecca
Spring 2018

Suzanne Rivecca is the author of Death is Not an Option: Stories (W.W. Norton 2010), which won the Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was a finalist for The Story Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and The New York Public Library Young Lions Award.

Duy Doan
June 2018: Yale Younger Poets Prizewinner

Duy Doan is a Vietnamese-American poet from Texas. A Kundiman fellow, he received his MFA in poetry from Boston University. His poems have appeared in SlateThe Cortland ReviewBest Emerging Poets: Stay Thirsty MagazineAmethyst Arsenic, and elsewhere.

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