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Ben Katchor

was the recipient of a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (1995), a MacArthurFoundation Fellowship (2000) and was recently a fellow at The American Academy in Berlin (2002). He was the subject of a 1993 New Yorker profile, “A Wanderer in the Perfect City,” by Lawrence Wechsler. In 1994, he collaborated with producer David Isay on a series of radio dramas for National Public Radio based on his Julius Knipl strip. In 1999, he wrote the libretto and designed the scenery for the Obie Award winning opera “The Carbon Copy Building”: with music by Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe and David Lang. A second music-theater production “The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island” with music by Mark Mulcahy, will open later this year. Four collections of his strips have been published: Cheap Novelties, The Pleasures of Urban Decay; Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer. Katchor lives and works in New York City. was the recipient of a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (1995), a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2000) and was recently a fellow at The American Academy in Berlin (2002). He was the subject of a 1993 New Yorker profile, “A Wanderer in the Perfect City,” by Lawrence Wechsler. In 1994, he collaborated with producer David Isay on a series of radio dramas for National Public Radio based on his Julius Knipl strip. In 1999, he wrote the libretto and designed the scenery for the Obie Award winning opera “The Carbon Copy Building”: with music by Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe and David Lang. A second music-theater production “The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island” with music by Mark Mulcahy, will open later this year. Four collections of his strips have been published: Cheap Novelties, The Pleasures of Urban Decay; Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer. Katchor lives and works in New York City.

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