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’s also been supported by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Paragraph Workspace for Writers, and La Porte Peinte in Noyers, France. He is an active member of the National Book Critics Circle, and his creative and critical work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Sun Magazine, Los Angeles Review of Books, Chicago Review of Books, Harvard Review, Electric Literature, Washington Square Review, Slant Magazine, Joyland, Colorado Review, Booth, and various other journals and anthologies, including the recent It Came From the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror (Feminist Press). His writing has also been listed as notable in The Best American Essays. He works as an administrator at the Expository Writing Program at NYU and lives in Brooklyn.