about the instructor
Hi. My debut novel Private Citizens was called “the first great millennial novel” by New York Magazine. A graduate of Stanford University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, I've written for The New York Times, VICE, WIRED, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, N+1, Playboy, The Paris Review, and others (complete list here). I've received a Whiting Award and a O. Henry Award, and was a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
For over seven years I’ve taught fiction at every level: the MFA programs at UMass Amherst, Southern New Hampshire University, St. Francis College; undergrads at the University of Iowa; the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop and Catapult; online courses; independent tutorials. I’ve spoken at Harvard, Columbia, Colgate, Vassar, Brooklyn College, and St. John Fisher College.
Several books I've edited have been published, including Jenny Zhang’s Sour Heart, Rebekah Frumkin’s The Comedown, and R.O. Kwon’s The Incendiaries.