about the instructor
My debut novel Private Citizens was called “the first great millennial novel” by New York Magazine. I graduated from Stanford and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and have written for The New York Times, VICE, WIRED, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, N+1, Playboy, The Paris Review, and others. I've received a Whiting Award and an O. Henry Award, and was a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
I’ve taught fiction for over 8 years, at the MFA programs at Sarah Lawrence College, UMass Amherst, Mountainview, and St. Francis College, and indie classes like Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop and Catapult. I’ve spoken at Harvard, Columbia, Colgate, Vassar, UMass Dartmouth, Brooklyn College, and St. John Fisher College. In total I’ve written a 300,000+ words of feedback, and have edited and consulted on several books, including Jenny Zhang’s Sour Heart, R.O. Kwon’s The Incendiaries, Rebekah Frumkin’s The Comedown, Jennifer DuBois’s The Last Language, Kristen Radtke’s Seek You, Vauhini Vara’s The Immortal King Rao.