Alistair is Teaching Faculty in the MFA and UGS programs at Antioch. He works closely with all MFA students and faculty in multiple capacities, directs the Undergraduate Studies’ Creative Writing Concentration, advises UGS Applied Arts and Media students and UGS’s Two Hawks Quarterly Journal, and curates Antioch’s Literary Uprising reading series. He is the author of 2 experimental novels, The Disintegrations: a Novel (University of Wisconsin Press, 2017) and The End of the World Book (University of Wisconsin Press, 2008.) The Disintegrations won the Publishing Triangle’s Ferro-Grumley award for LGBTQ Fiction. TEOTWB was a finalist for the PEN USA Fiction Award 2009 and the Publishing Triangle’s Edmund White Debut Fiction Award 2009. McCartney’s writing has also appeared in journals such as Hotel, Light/Air, LIT, Fence, Nat.Brut, Vestiges, 3:AM, Animal Shelter (Semiotexte), Bloom, Dream Pop, Five 2 One, 1913, and the James White Review. Born in Perth, Western Australia, he lives in Los Angeles. A graduate of Antioch University MFA’s inaugural year, he has presented at institutions throughout the country, including CUNY Grad Center, PEN Center USA, Teacher’s and Writer’s Collaborative New York, Cal Arts, UC Santa Cruz, and UW Madison. In 2019, he was Artist in Residence for Art Workshop International in Italy. He is currently working on a novel and a book of poetry. You can learn more about his writing at www.alistairmccartney.com.