Paul Lafarge Obituary, Death – Paul Lafarge, 52, an inventive, imaginative, adventurous novelist died from cancer on January 18, 2023. Paul is a novelist, essayist, and scholar from the United States. In the course of 20 years, he was able to publish five novels, including The Artist of the Missing (1999), Haussmann, or the Distinction (2001), The Facts of Winter (2005), Luminous Airplanes (2011), and The Night Ocean (2017). All of these novels, but especially Haussmann, received favorable reviews from literary critics. His essays, short stories, and reviews have been published in a variety of magazines and newspapers, including The Village Voice, Harper’s, and The New Yorker.
Paul, who was born and raised in New York City, received her degree from Yale University. He was granted residencies at Yaddo (1999) and MacDowell (2002 and five other times), as well as the Guggenheim Fellowship (2002) and the National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship (2002). (2012). He was awarded not one, but two California Book Awards, as well as the Bard Fiction Prize in 2005, which is presented annually by Bard College, where he taught in the MFA program. He taught English at Wesleyan University as a Visiting Professor in 2009 and 2010, during which time he was there. In addition to that, he was a writing professor at Columbia.
Between the years 2013 and 2014, he participated in the fellowship program offered by the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. During the academic years 2016 and 2017, La Farge held the position of Picador Guest Professor for Literature at the Institute for American Studies at the University of Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany. 2019 will mark the beginning of his one-year residency at the American Academy in Berlin. Bennington College was fortunate to have him on staff beginning in July 2020 and continuing until his passing in 2023.
In 2009, Paul and Ms. Stern exchanged wedding vows. Aside from her, he is survived by his mother, his stepfather, Dr. Richard Zimmer, and his stepmother, Wendy Walker. He also had a biological father, who passed away. Paul was a professor at various universities and colleges, including Columbia University, which is where the author Rivka Galchen attended several of his classes. He also taught at Bennington College and Bard College.