Austin Gilkeson writes stories for children and essays for people of all ages. His essays and articles have appeared at Tin House, McSweeney’s, Catapult, Vulture, Tor.com, Foreign Policy, The Toast, The Rumpus, Points in Case, Unbound Worlds, and the Chicago Reader online. His middle-grade stories have appeared in Underneath the Juniper Tree and Spellbound, and on the YA podcast Cast of Wonders. He is represented by Maria Vicente of P.S. Literary Agency.
Austin is originally from the Carolinas (both of them). He holds a BA in English Literature from William & Mary, and an MA in the Humanities from the University of Chicago. He spent two years teaching English on the remote Japanese island of Tsushima, and now lives with his wife and son just outside Chicago.
Email me: gilkeson [at] gmail [dot] com
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