Austin Gilkeson writes stories for children and humorous, personal, and cultural essays for people of all ages. He has written for Tin House, Foreign Policy, Vulture, McSweeney’s, Catapult, Tor.com, The Toast, The Rumpus, Points in Case, Unbound Worlds, the Chicago Reader online, and the anthologies Inaka: Portraits of Life in Rural Japan (Camphor Press) and Down the Block: An Anthology of City Life (Metrolingua).
Austin is originally from the Carolinas. He earned his BA from William & Mary and his MA from the University of Chicago. He spent two years teaching English on the Japanese island of Tsushima, and now lives with his wife and son just outside Chicago.
Email: gilkeson [at] gmail [dot] com
photo by Ayako Miki Gilkeson