BA, New York University. Author of three novels, Taipei (Vintage, 2013), Richard Yates (Melville House, 2010), Eeeee Eee Eeee (Melville House, 2007); a novella, Shoplifting from American Apparel (Melville House, 2009), a story-collection, Bed (Melville House, 2007); two poetry-collections, cognitive-behavioral therapy (Melville House, 2008), you are a little bit happier than i am (Action Books, 2006). His books have been translated to twelve languages. Fiction and nonfiction has been published by Granta, New York Times, New York Times Book Review, New York Observer, The Stranger, The Fader, Vice, Hazlitt, Mississippi Review, NOON, Other Voices, Cincinnati Review, Poetry Foundation and anthologized in Mississippi Review 30 Year Anthology and The Vintage Book of New American Short Stories (forthcoming in 2015). Winner of Action Books’ December Prize for a first book of poetry (2006); New York University’s undergraduate creative writing prize, the Seth Barkis Award (2005); One Story’s Annual Short Story Contest (2004). Founder/editor of Muumuu House, a publishing company.
Courses taught in MFA Writing Program
Courses from previous years
- The Contemporary Short Story
Web site: http://www.taolin.info