Born in 1988 in Northern California, Kathleen Alcott is the author of the novels Infinite Home and The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets. Born and raised in Northern California, Kathleen Alcott presently resides in Brooklyn. Her short fiction, criticism, and essays have appeared in The New York Times, the Guardian, The New Yorker online and elsewhere. In 2017, her short story "Reputation Management" was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Short Story Award. A fellow of the MacDowell Colony, she has taught at Columbia University at Bennington College.