William Lychack is the author of a novel, The Wasp Eater, and a collection of stories, The Architect of Flowers, as well as two children’s books and a nonfiction book about the history of cement. Among other places, his fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, Ploughshares, The Missouri Review, The Southern Review, his nonfiction in The American Scholar, Life Magazine, and on public radio’s This American Life, and his poetry in Alaska Quarterly Review, The Montreal Review, and Forklift, Ohio.
Lychack is an assistant professor in the Writing Program and has worked as an editor at New England Review and Guideposts Magazine and taught at the University of Michigan, the University of Minnesota, Connecticut College, Phillips Academy, and Lesley University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing. A graduate of Connecticut College (Philosophy, BA) and the University of Michigan (Creative Writing, MFA), his awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 2012, a Christopher Isherwood Foundation Fellowship in 2008, and his collection was a Discover Great New Writers selection in 2011.
Read an essay by Bill: “How We Spend Our Days.”
Read “Burma: Captives of the Junta” in the American Scholar.