Ryan Chapman is a Sri Lankan-American from Minneapolis, Minnesota whose debut novel, Riots I Have Known, was recently published in May 2019. He is also the author of the illustrated book Conversation Sparks. His work has appeared online at The New Yorker, GQ, BOMB, Guernica, and The Believer. Chapman is the recipient of fellowships from Vermont Studio Center and the Millay Colony for the Arts. He lives in upstate New York.