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Jessica Lott

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Jessica Lott is a Barcelona/New York City-based fiction and arts writer, whose work often takes the visual arts as a subject. Her novel The Rest of Us (Simon & Schuster, 2013), set in New York City, about the longstanding relationship between a poet and a photographer, won the New England Book Festival Award for Fiction and was called "a stellar fiction newcomer" on National Public Radio's "Fresh Air." Her previous novella Osin won the Novella Award from Low Fidelity Press. She has published short fiction, essays, and art reviews in the US and internationally, including the New York Times, Frieze, and The Modern Spectator; her art criticism won the Arts Writer's Prize from Frieze magazine, London, and she currently reviews for Artforum and Art21 Magazine. She was Solomon Resident in Art Criticism with the Tang Museum at Skidmore College and has held numerous residencies and fellowships, including a Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship, a MacDowell Colony Summer Fellowship, and the UND Writers' Conference. She holds an MA in Creative Writing-Fiction from Boston University, an MA in English and American Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, and has taught creative writing and art criticism at universities and workshops.

Jessica is currently completing a novel about an international, multigenerational artist collective that is preparing a commissioned work for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Told from the vantage points of local and international artists, officials, and bystanders, who give conflicting accounts, the novel collages documented, remembered, and imagined history to explore Barcelona's city-wide transformation, as well as the artistic and sexual climate of the post-Franco years.

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