Kapnick Writers-in-Residence

The Kapnick Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Program is made possible by a generous gift of the Kapnick family. In the tradition of William Faulkner’s legendary residencies at the University in 1957 and 1958, the program brings writers of international stature to Charlottesville for extended stays to teach and engage with the UVA student body, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and to leave a lasting mark on the literary community.

Kapnick Distinguished Writers-in-Residence:

Name Semester
Brenda Hillman Spring 2021
Ann Beattie Fall 2019
Mark Doty Fall 2018
Mark Doty Fall 2017
Junot Díaz Spring 2017
Lydia Davis Fall 2016
Caryl Phillips Spring 2016
James Salter Fall 2015

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