Anthony Flint, the recipient of the first American Library in Paris Visiting Fellowship, will take up residence at the Library September 30 for several weeks of research, appearances, workshops, and interaction with the Library community.
Flint, a widely-published specialist on urban history and design, is at work on a book about Le Corbusier entitled The Raven: The Life of Le Corbusier, Maker of the Modern, a narrative nonfiction account of the father of modern architecture, to be published by Amazon next year. He will present that forthcoming book at his first Library appearance on Tuesday 1 October.
The American Library in Paris Visiting Fellowship was created in 2013. It offers writers and researchers an opportunity to pursue book projects in Paris for a month or longer while participating actively in the life of the American Library. The $5,000 Visiting Fellowship award is made possible by a gift from The de Groot Foundation.
Anthony Flint is a fellow and director of public affairs at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge. He is the author of two previous books, Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on New York’s Master Builder and Transformed the American City and This Land: The Battle over Sprawl and the Future of America, and co-editor of Smart Growth Policies: An Evaluation of Programs and Outcomes.
Flint has worked at a journalist for over 25 years, primarily at The Boston Globe; as a policy advisor on smart growth for Massachusetts state government; and as a visiting scholar and Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
He is a regular contributor to The Atlantic Cities, as well as The Boston Globe, The New Republic, GlobalPost, The Next City, Planning magazine, Planetizen, Citiwire, Architecture Boston, and many other publications.
The American Library in Paris was established in 1920 and grown to become the largest English-language lending library on the European continent. It also serves as a literary and cultural center in Paris and offers evening programs more than sixty times a year. For more information about the Fellowship or Anthony flint, please consult the Library website.
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