Annie Wyman

Annie Julia Wyman studies both the cultural and social practice of comedy and the poetic and philosophical structure of comic art. An award-winning teacher, she has spoken about and taught comedy and other topics at Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, and the Forum on Contemporary Theory in Dehradun, India. Her co-translation of Giorgio Agamben’s The Unspeakable Girl (Seagull Books) appeared in 2013. Annie is also a widely published nonfiction writer and critic. Her work has appeared in n+1, the New Republic, the Paris Review, VICE, the New Yorker, Cabinet, McSweeney’s, the Believer, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Public Books, politicsslashletters, the Organist, the Point, the Threepenny Review, and elsewhere and has been collected in City by City (n+1 / FSG) and Read Harder: The Best of the Believer (Believer Books). A former fiction editor at McSweeney’s, Annie has seen her own fiction shortlisted for the 2017 White Review Prize. She sold her first television show in the spring of 2017. In September 2017, she will be a fellow of the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico. Annie holds a BA in Creative Writing with a focus in poetry and an MA in English from Stanford (2008; 2009) and received an MA English and a PhD in English from Harvard (2013; 2017).