Snowden Wright

Art Discipline: 
Benton, MS
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Nov 8, 2021 to Dec 17, 2021

Snowden Wright is the author of the novel American Pop, a Wall Street Journal WSJ+ Book of the Month, selection for Barnes & Noble’s “Discover Great New Writers” program, and NPR Favorite Book of the Year. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University, he has written for The AtlanticSalonEsquireThe Millions, and the New York Daily News, among other publications, and previously worked as a fiction reader at The New YorkerEsquire, and The Paris Review.


Wright was awarded a Tennessee Williams Scholarship to the 2018 Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and his debut novel, Play Pretty Blues, won the 2012 Summer Literary Seminars’ Graywolf Prize. Recipient of proclamations from Batesville and Meridian, Mississippi, he has been granted residencies and fellowships by the Hambidge Center, Stone Court, Monson Arts, and Yaddo. Wright lives in Yazoo County, Mississippi, where he is at work on his third novel, forthcoming from HarperCollins.