MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2016
Anne Dooley received a BA in English from the College of William and Mary, studied filmmaking at New York University, and earned an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Anne's nonfiction has been published in The Washington Post and the American Speech and Hearing Association's magazine The Leader. She has published short fiction in Independent Ink Magazine and The Sun, including a story recognized as one of the most distinguished of the year by Houghton, Mifflin Publishers in The Best American Short Stories series. Anne received a Bronx Council for the Arts Fellowship for fiction. Recently she completed Home Signs, a novel in stories exploring the relationships between deaf and hearing family members over three generations. She is currently at work on a novel that examines the interplay between climate change, political belief, and our changing notions of family.
Anne has worked in film production, publishing, nonprofit fundraising and as freelance writer. Currently, Anne is cued speech transliterator for dead middle school students in Rockville, MD, where she lives with her husband and two daughters, Portuguese water dog, red footed tortoise, and albino hedgehog.