Brian Schwartz (B.A., Brandeis University; M.F.A., University of California, Irvine; Ph.D., New York University) has published fiction and non-fiction in Harvard Review, Blackbird, Painted Bride Quarterly and elsewhere, and his story "Invasion" was recently selected for the anthology Inheriting the War. At U.C. Irvine, he was awarded a Regents Fellowship and the Cheng Fellowship in Fiction, and his work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Areas of interest include creative non-fiction, the short story and the culture of American sports. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Expository Writing Program at New York University, and has taught in Bard's Language and Thinking Program since 2012. Additionally, he has taught at U.C. Irvine, San Francisco State, and at the Fir Acres Workshop at Lewis and Clark, an IWT Summer High School Writing Program.