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Elisa Albert

Elisa Albert, born in Los Angeles, USA, in 1978. M.F.A. from Columbia University, New York City. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Columbia University, New York City.

Writer-in-Residence (1 February 2010 - 30 June 2010)

THE WAY TO GO

I built the foundation for a new novel, completing roughly a third of a draft with notes for what is to follow. I could not have hoped for better, as finding the right way to initiate and structure a story is often the hardest part of the creative process. Additionally, I completed copy edits of an anthology I havve edited (Freud’s Blind Spot: Writers on Siblings). The influence of these surroundings has had an immeasureable effect. I feel a broadened consciousness in the company of my fellow Fellows. I have been interested to see how these great minds go about their work and how they have structured their careers. I have also become very interested in Dutch writer and personality Ischa Meijer.  I was pleased to be able to discuss him and his work, and hope to coordinate a translation into English of Meijer’s book Letters to My Mother



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