R.A. Frumkin is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Medill School of Journalism. Their fiction, nonfiction, journalism, and criticism have been or will be featured in Granta, The Paris Review, Guernica, The Washington Post, The Baffler, Electric Literature, Catapult, In These Times, LitHub, McSweeney’s, Outside, Pacific Standard, Poetry Magazine, and Best American Nonrequired Reading. They wrote a novel, The Comedown, which was published by Henry Holt in 2018 to critical acclaim. They are an assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at Southern Illinois University. They live in Carbondale, IL with their dog Mina.