Author photo by Lee Towndrow

Douglas Watson is a member of the editorial staff of The New Yorker and the author of the short-story collection The Era of Not Quite and the novel A Moody Fellow Finds Love and Then Dies.

His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, One Story, McSweeney’s, Fifty-two Stories, The Journal, and other publications. His work was noted in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014 and anthologized in Astoria to Zion: 26 Stories of Risk and Abandon from Ecotone‘s First Decade.

Watson has degrees from Swarthmore College, Brown University, and Ohio State University. He likes tennis. He lives in New York City with his wife, who is an award-winning poet, and their internationally celebrated children. Every now and then he plays in a band.