Richard Scott Larson is a queer writer and critic. Born and raised in the suburbs of St. Louis, he studied literature and film at Hunter College in Manhattan and earned his MFA from New York University. He has recently received fellowships from MacDowell and the New York Foundation for the Arts, and he has been awarded residencies from Millay Arts, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. He’s also an active member of the National Book Critics Circle. His creative and critical work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Chicago Review of Books, Harvard Review, Colorado Review, Electric Literature, Joyland, Slant Magazine, Hobart, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Wigleaf, Booth: A Journal, Strange Horizons, and other venues, including the anthology It Came From the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror Film (Feminist Press, 2022). His writing has also been listed as Notable in The Best American Essays. He has presented at AWP and has done public readings in NYC, Los Angeles, and Paris. He works for the Expository Writing Program at NYU and lives in Brooklyn.