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Andrea Barrett

Andrea Barrett is the author of six novels, most recently The Air We Breathe, and three collections of short fiction, Ship Fever, which received the National Book Award; Servants of the Map, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and Archangel, a finalist for the Story Prize. She’s been a MacArthur Fellow and a Fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, and has also received Guggenheim and NEA fellowships. She lives in western Massachusetts and teaches at Williams College.

Summer 2004

The Sea of Information

By Andrea Barrett

I’ve always thought of myself as a writer more than usually dependent on news from the outside world. My imagination is nourished by old books, old bones, fossils, feathers, paintings, […]