Lauren Wilkinson earned an MFA in fiction and literary translation from Columbia University, and has taught writing at Columbia and the Fashion Institute of Technology. She was a 2013 Center for Fiction Emerging Writer’s Fellow, and has received support from both the MacDowell Colony and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. American Spy, her first novel, was a Spring 2019 Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” pick. Her writing has also appeared in Granta, The Believer, New York Magazine and The New York Times. Lauren grew up in New York and lives on the Lower East Side.