Nelly Rosario1999-2000 BWC Van Lier Literary Fellowship for Fiction
Nelly Rosario was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She received a BA in engineering from MIT and an MFA from Columbia University, where she currently is an Adjunct Professor.
She has received numerous awards, including a 1999 Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Fellowship, The Bronx Writers' Center Van Lier Literary Fellowship for 1999-2000, two National Arts Club Writing Fellowships, the 1997 Hurston/Wright Award in Fiction, and the 1988 National Teachers in English Writing Award. She was named “Writer on the Verge” by the Village Voice Literary Supplement in 2001. Her debut novel Song of the Water Saints, which traces the lives of three generations of Dominican women, won a PEN Open Book Award in 2002.
In February 2007, Nelly Rosario was named CCNY Kaye Artist in Residence. Click here for the story.
02/27/07 CUNY Newswire Novelist Nelly Rosario Named CCNY Kaye Artist in Residence
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