Illustration by Tina Berning for the New York Times

Illustration by Tina Berning
for the New York Times

Sarah Manguso is the author of the nonfiction books 300 Arguments, Ongoingness, The Guardians, and The Two Kinds of Decay; the story collection Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape; and the poetry collections Siste Viator and The Captain Lands in Paradise.

Her essays have appeared in Harper's, McSweeney's, the Paris Review, the New York Review of Books, and the New York Times Magazine. Her poems have won a Pushcart Prize and appeared in several editions of the Best American Poetry series. Her books have been translated into five languages, and her work has been supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Rome Prize.

She has taught literature and writing at Brooklyn College, Columbia, Fairfield University, the New School, NYU, the Pratt Institute, Princeton, the Otis College of Art + Design, and the University of Iowa. She has also taught at St. Mary's College, where she served as a Distinguished Visiting Writer, and at Scripps College, where she served as the Mary Routt Chair of Creative Writing.

She has spoken at the Bay Area Book Festival, the Brooklyn Book Festival, the Hammer Museum, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, and many colleges and universities.

She lives in Los Angeles.