Paul Farge Obituary, Death – It came as a surprise when I learned that Paul La Farge, who was not only one of my closest friends but also someone I believed to be more like a brother, had recently gone away. Paul was someone who I considered to be more like a brother than a friend. If you haven’t had the opportunity to read any of his previous works, “The Night Ocean” is the one that I would suggest starting with as a first pick because it is such a good introduction to his writing. He showed the same kind of warmth and wit toward the people who read his writing as he did toward the people he knew on a more intimate level. He was a really approachable person. those persons who had an extremely strong affection for him and had an in-depth understanding of his character.
La Farge received her degree from Yale University despite having spent her entire life in New York City (where she was both born and raised). The name “La Farge” comes from its creator’s hometown of New York City. He has been honored with residencies at Yaddo (1999) and MacDowell (2002), as well as a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation (2002) and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in the field of literature. In addition, he has been given a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation (2002). (2002). In 2002, he was chosen to receive both of fellowships. (2012). In addition to receiving two California Book Awards and the Bard Fiction Prize, he was also given the Bard Fiction Prize. He has won all three of these prestigious awards (2005)  and provided a presentation on an annual basis for Bard College, where he served as a member of the faculty for the MFA program. At Wesleyan University, he held the position of Visiting Professor of English in the years 2009 and 2010, respectively.
During the same years, he was also employed there as an English teacher.  In addition to that, throughout his career, he has held the position of writing professor at Columbia University. Between the years of 2013 and 2014, he was a participant in the fellowship program that was made available by the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. During this time, he was also a fellow at the New York Public Library. La Farge was appointed to the role of Picador Guest Professor for Literature at the Institute for American Studies at the University of Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany, during the academic years 2016 and 2017 at the University of Leipzig. The Institute for American Studies is located in Leipzig.  The year 2019 will mark the beginning of his stay at the American Academy in Berlin, which is scheduled to run for the entirety of one calendar year.  He will begin his position as an instructor at Bennington College as a member of the college’s faculty in the month of July in the year 2020.