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 books have been translated into five languages, and her work has been supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Hodder Fellowship, and the Rome Prize.

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 the London Review of Books, the New Republic, Tin House, and several editions of the Best American Poetry series.

She currently teaches at CalArts and previously served as the Mary Routt Chair of Creative Writing at Scripps College. Prior to that, she lived and taught in New York for 15 years.

She lives in Los Angeles.