Eric Sasson writes “Ctrl-Alt,” a column on alternative culture for the Wall Street Journal. His short story collection, “Margins of Tolerance,” was the 2011 Tartt First Fiction Award runner-up and was published by Livingston Press in May 2012. His stories have been nominated for the Robert Olen Butler prize, the Pushcart prize, and one is in The Best Gay Stories 2013. Other recent publication credits include pieces in Salon, The New Republic, Independent Ink, Explosion Proof, Connotation Press, BLOOM, Nashville Review, The Puritan, Liquid Imagination, and THE2NDHAND, among others. In 2012 he was awarded a Tennessee Williams scholarship to the Sewanee Writers Conference as well as residency fellowships to Ragdale and the Hambidge Center. He received his MA in Creative Writing from NYU and has taught fiction writing at the Sackett Street Writers Workshop in Brooklyn, where he was born, bred, and still resides. 

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  1. Dear Mr Sasson,

    I really enjoyed your recent essay in The New Republic. I found it more satisfying than Mr Kristof’s followup editorial ( I did my graduate work in Middles Eastern studies, and I couldn’t have said it better. I was also delighted to read that you’ve worked at the Sackett Street Workshop (I took one of Julia’s classes in college over a summer break).



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