Selby Wynn Schwartz

Selby Wynn Schwartz is the recipient of the 2025 Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize in Literature at the American Academy in Rome and a 2024 Fellowship from La Maison Dora Maar. She is the author of After Sappho (2022), which was long-listed for the Booker Prize and short-listed for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction, the James Tait Black Prize in Fiction, and the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction. Her other two books are A Life in Chameleons (2023) and The Bodies of Others: Drag Dances and Their Afterlives (2019).