Ryan Chapman

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At present I’m experiencing the highs and lows of a writer with a recently-published debut novel.

In the past I’ve worked in marketing and online editorial at BOMB Magazine, The Penguin Press, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and briefly at one of those ambitious publishing startups that’s since gone bust. I earned my undergraduate degree at the University of Puget Sound. (No MFA. Was that a mistake?) More recently I’ve received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the Millay Colony for the Arts.

I’ve spoken on panels, served on committees, and organized events for the Brooklyn Book Festival, BookExpo America, the Association of Writers and Writing Program’s annual conference, Lit Crawl NY, and the Texas Book Festival.

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Ryan Chapman Thanks Kim, glad you enjoyed RIOTS! I'm hard at work on the next book, which will be another comic novel about someone looking back on their life.…moreThanks Kim, glad you enjoyed RIOTS! I'm hard at work on the next book, which will be another comic novel about someone looking back on their life. While a lot of the specifics may change--my writing process seems to entail thousands of wrong turns--I can say the novel will ask how a person reinvents themselves after discovering their gilded existence is built on massive fraud. And if this discovery comes in late age, is it preferable to just go out with a bang?(less)
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Hello friends and strangers, my wonderful publisher is hosting a giveaway for my debut novel Riots I Have Known!


Enter by March 24 for your chance to win. The rest of the free world has to wait until May 21. If you enjoy Roberto Bolaño, Gary Shteyngart, and long walks on the beach, you might like my book.


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