Nellie Hermann

Columbia University

Untitled novel

I will be working on a novel with a focus on the plight of the "unwed" or single mother in America in the first half of the twentieth century, with specific focus on the stories of a few women who passed through a fictional maternity home in upper Manhattan in 1963.

Nellie Hermann has published two novels, The Cure for Grief and The Season of Migration, a New York Times Editor's Choice. Her non-fiction has appeared in an anthology about siblings, Freud’s Blindspot, as well as in Academic Medicine. She is Creative Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University, and over the last ten years she has taught fiction and narrative medicine to undergraduates, medical students, graduate students, and clinicians of all sorts, and has given conference addresses in Iowa, California, Seoul, Korea, and elsewhere. She was the recipient of a 2016 NEA Literature fellowship and was a 2017-18 Fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at The New York Public Library.

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