Carys Davies announced as one of New York Public Library's Dorothy and Lewis B....

The New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers has selected its 18th class of Fellows: 15 exceptionally talented independent scholars, academics, and creative writers, whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Chosen out of 310 applicants from 28 countries, the 2016 class of Cullman Center Fellows includes Carys Davies (St Anne's, 1978).

Carys Davies is the author of two collections of short stories. Her second collection, The Redemption of Galen Pike, won the 2015 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and the 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize. Davies also won the Royal Society of Literature's VS Pritchett Prize and the Society of Authors' Olive Cook Short Story Award. At the Cullman Center she will be working on a new collection of stories about love and morality in wild or lonely places. 

The 2016 class of Fellows will be in residence at the Cullman Center from September 2016 through May 2017. Each Fellow receives a stipend, a private office in the Cullman Center’s handsome quarters at The New York Public Library’s landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, and full access to the renowned research collections and online resources there, as well as the invaluable assistance of the Library’s curatorial and reference staff. 

For more information about the Center, its current and former Fellows, and its programs for teachers and the general public, visit

St Anne's would like to offer our congratulations to Carys. 

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