Charles D’Ambrosio
Fiction Writer and Essayist
Portland, OR
2007 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by the Rasmuson Foundation.

Charles D’Ambrosio is a short story writer and essayist. His stories have been published in the New Yorker and Paris Review, among other notable periodicals. His darkly evocative tales are written in fluid and idiosyncratic prose and populated by desperate characters. His first collection of stories, The Point (1995), was a finalist for the Pen/Hemingway Award, and in 2006 he was honored with the prestigious Whiting Writers Award.

Portrait photo courtesy L.E. Baskow.

  • Artwork by Charles D’Ambrosio
    The Dead Fish Museum, 2006; photo courtesy the artist and Alfred A. Knopf
Artwork by Charles D’Ambrosio