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.
For over eight years I’ve taught fiction at every level, from the MFA programs at Sarah Lawrence College, UMass Amherst, Mountainview, and St. Francis College, to independent classes like Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop and Catapult. I’ve given craft talks at Harvard, Columbia, Colgate, Vassar, UMass Dartmouth, Brooklyn College, and St. John Fisher College. Over my career I’ve written a quarter-million+ words of feedback, and have edited several books, including Jenny Zhang’s Sour Heart, Rebekah Frumkin’s The Comedown, and R.O. Kwon’s The Incendiaries.