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My writing on theatre, literature, film, visual art, and music has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, The Times Literary Supplement, and Kinfolk, among other publications. I have also contributed material to The Kinfolk Entrepreneur (Artisan 2017).

At the Brooklyn Public Library, I recently co-curated LitFilm, a film festival on writers (now in planning stages for its second year), as well as managed the reconceptualization of the BPL Literary Prize. As a freelance editor and fact checker, I have worked with Harper's Magazine, Archipelago Books, PEN America, and other organizations.

A graduate of Columbia University, I have been a member of the editorial staffs of The New York Review of Books, The Paris Review, and The Criterion Collection. Since 2016, I have been a member of Words Without Borders' Young Publishers Committee.