LINDSEY DRAGER portrait
  • Assistant Professor, English

Biography

Lindsey Drager’s experimental novels have won a John Gardner Fiction Prize and a Shirley Jackson Award; been listed as a “Best Book of the Year” in The Guardian and NPR; and twice been named a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. Her work has received support from the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Study, the I-Park Foundation, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. The recipient of a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Prose, she is currently at work on two speculative multimedia projects—one that explores parallels in the lives of sculptor Ruth Asawa, astrophysicist Cecilia Payne, and Louis Braille (the inventor of the tactile reading system that bears his name) and another that re-works the stories of Pinocchio and Frankenstein to raise questions about liminal bodies in human, non-human, and post-human environments.