Adam Wilson is the author of What’s Important is Feeling: Stories (Harper Perennial, 2014),and Flatscreen: A novel (Harper Perennial, 2012). In 2012, Adam received the Paris Review’s Terry Southern Prize. Brooklyn Magazine recently named him to its list of 50 Funniest People in Brooklyn.
His short stories have appeared in many publications including The Paris Review, Tin House,The Literary Review, Washington Square Review, The New York Tyrant, The Coffin Factory,Word Riot, elimae, Cousin Corinne’s Reminder, Meridian, and Gigantic. In 2012, Tom Perrotta selected his story “What’s Important Is Feeling” for inclusion in that year’s edition of The Best American Short Stories.
He is a Contributing Editor at The American Reader, and his essays, journalism, and criticism,have appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, Bookforum, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The New York Observer, Time Out New York, The Forward, Salon, Paste, The Rumpus.
Adam was born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts. He holds a BA from Tufts University, and an MFA from Columbia University. A former employee of Brooklyn’s famous Bookcourt bookstore, he now teaches creative writing at New York University, Columbia University, and The Sackett Street Writer’s Workshop. He lives in Brooklyn.
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