2022 Rose Dorothea Award Recipient: Paul Lisicky

The writer Paul Lisicky (USA), New York, New York, May 16, 2019. Photograph by Beowulf Sheehan

The Provincetown Board of Library Trustees is pleased to announce that distinguished author Paul Lisicky will be presented with the Rose Dorothea Award. The award reception will include a reading by Mr. Lisicky. The event is free of charge and open to the public as part of the 2022 Provincetown Book Festival, but we ask for registration at Eventbrite.

Paul Lisicky is the author of six books including Later: My Life at the Edge of the World, an NPR Best Book of 2020; The Narrow Door, a New York Times Editors’ Choice and a finalist for the Randy Shilts Award; as well as Unbuilt Projects, The Burning House, Famous Builder, and Lawnboy. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Conjunctions, The Cut, Fence, The New York Times, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. He is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center where he has served on the Writing Committee since 2000. He directs the MFA Program at Rutgers University-Camden, where he is an associate professor and the editor of StoryQuarterly. He lives in Brooklyn.

Created by Chair Emeritus James Johnson, The Rose Dorothea Award is presented by the Board of Library Trustees of the Provincetown Public Library to a person with a strong connection to the Outer Cape who has made a significant contribution through the written word. The Board of Library Trustees nominates and selects the award recipient.