Author photo by Lee Towndrow

Douglas Watson is a member of the editorial staff of The New Yorker and the author of The Era of Not Quite and 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.

Like a lot of other people, Watson lives in New York City; unlike them, he lives with the poet Michelle Y. Burke and their two children, who are truly astonishing creatures, as you might imagine. Every now and then he plays in a band.