Deirdre Lockwood has received an Artist Trust GAP grant this year to complete work on her first novel.
Lockwood received 2016 GAP funding to take two months to concentrate full-time on revising the manuscript of her novel in progress, The Breath of Fishes, and prepare to submit it to agents. The Breath of Fishes is about an American woman who leaves her husband and teenage son for Iceland, propelled by her desire to become a scientist and her deep concern about climate change. But when she mysteriously stops contacting her family, her 17-year-old son, Leif, runs away from home to search for her.
Lockwood will also be a resident at Marble House Project in the fall.