Bellagio Residency: May 2022
Project: “The Man of Tomorrow”
Ta–Nehisi Coates, the celebrated writer and journalist, came to Bellagio in May of 2022 to work on several new screenplays, including a new adaptation of Superman and a film adaptation of his first novel, The Water Dancer. Coates is the author of the bestselling books The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, and Between the World and Me, which won the National Book Award in 2015. He was a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship that same year. In the fall of 2022, he joined Howard University’s faculty as a writer–in–residence and the Sterling Brown Chair in the Department of English.