Edward Schwarzschild, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, in 1964. Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Visiting Writer (1 February 2010 – 30 June 2010)
GIVE ME GRACE
The five months as a Visiting Writer at NIAS were extremely productive. I arrived there in February in the midst of writing my third book, a novel at the time tentatively entitled “Give Me Grace”. I hoped to make significant progress toward completing a full draft of this book. I also hoped to work on several other smaller fiction and non-fiction projects. I am pleased to report that I accomplished these goals, writing more in five months than I had managed to write in the previous two years. I am well aware that I cannot know, right now, all the benefits that are a result of my time here. At the same time, I am absolutely certain that being awarded the position of Visiting Writer at NIAS will stand as one of the greatest gifts I have ever received. I will always be grateful.