Mateo Askaripour was a 2018 Rhode Island Writers Colony writer-in-residence. His debut novel, Black Buck, was a New York Times bestseller and a Today Show Book Club pick. His writing has appeared in Entrepreneur, Lit Hub, Catapult, The Rumpus, Medium, and elsewhere. Mateo lives in Brooklyn, and his favorite pastimes include bingeing music videos and movie trailers, drinking yerba mate, and dancing in his apartment. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @AskMateo.