Kathleen Alcott was born in 1988 in Northern California. She is the author of the novels America Was Hard to Find, Infinite Home and The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets. Her short fiction, criticism, memoir, and food writing have appeared in outlets including Harper’s, Zoetrope: All Story, The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Review of Books, ZYZZYVA, Tin House, and ELLE. A fellow of the MacDowell Colony, she has taught at Columbia University and Bennington College. She lives between New York and California.