Adrienne Raphel and Kate Kirkpatrick and will be the 2022-23 Visiting Fellows at the American Library in Paris.
Adrienne Raphel, writer, teacher, and poet, is the author of Thinking Inside the Box: Adventures with Cross words and the Puzzling People Who Can’t Live Without Them. Her writing appears in the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Paris Review, and Poetry. While at the Library in June 2023, Raphel will work on her current nonfiction book, Department Story: Inventing the Family and the Desires that Live Within It.
Kate Kirkpatrick is a philosopher based at Regent’s Park College, Oxford, is the author of several books and articles on French philosophy and the internationally acclaimed biography of Simone de Beauvoir, Becoming Beauvoir: A Life. Kirkpatrick will visit the Library in April 2023 to work on her current book, The Second Sex: A Philosophical Commentary.
Due to the exceptional quality of the applications to the 2022–2023 Fellowship, the selection committee chose three additional writers for a special distinction: Scholars of Note.
The 2022–2023 Scholars of Note are:
Ladee Hubbard, the author of two novels: The Talented Ribkins and The Rib King. Her short story collection, The Last Suspicious Holdout was published in March of this year.
Jen Silverman, screenwriter, playwright, and author of the novel We Play Ourselves, the story collection The Island Dwellers, and the poetry chapbook Bath. Silverman’s work has appeared in Vogue, the Paris Review, Ploughshares, the Sun, Literary Hub, and Yale Review.