Merrill Feitell’s first book, Here Beneath Low-Flying Planes, was awarded the Iowa Prize for Short
Fiction. Her work has appeared in such publications as Best New American Voices, Virginia Quarterly Review, Glimmer Train, American Short Fiction, and McSweeney’s Quarterly.
She earned her MFA at Columbia University and has gone on to teach creative writing at the graduate and undergraduate levels at Pratt Institute, Colorado College, University of Maryland-College Park, and California Institute of the Arts, among others.
A native New Yorker, she now lives in Los Angeles, where she writes fiction, creative nonfiction, and mixed-media narratives and works as a branding consultant, content and copywriter, creative writing instructor, and book doctor.