Sarah Manguso’s first novel, Very Cold People, is forthcoming in 2022. Her previous book, 300 Arguments (2017), a work of aphoristic nonfiction, was named a book of the year by more than 20 publications. Her other nonfiction books include Ongoingness: The End of a Diary (2015), an essay on self-documentation, motherhood, and time; The Guardians (2012), an essay on friendship and suicide; and The Two Kinds of Decay (2008), an essay on living with chronic illness. Manguso’s story collection, Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape (2007), was published by McSweeney’s as part of 145 Stories in a Small Box and was preceded by two poetry collections, Siste Viator (2006) and The Captain Lands in Paradise (2002), poems from which won a Pushcart Prize and appeared in four volumes of the Best American Poetry series.
Manguso is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Hodder Fellowship, and the Rome Prize. She has served as the Mary Routt Chair of Creative Writing at Scripps College and a Distinguished Visiting Writer at St. Mary’s College, and has taught at Princeton, Columbia, and the Pratt Institute. She grew up in Massachusetts and now lives in Los Angeles.