Mandy Keifetz is a 4th-generation New Yorker and a finishing school drop out.  As a child, she lived in the Chelsea Hotel. Her work has appeared in .Cent, Penthouse, Vogue, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Japanese Esquire, and other rags, glossies, newspapers and 'zines too numerous to count. If you find links to these pieces, please never show them to her. Her first novel, Corrido, has been optioned by a UK production company. She was a Fiction Fellow with the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2002. Her second novel was selected as the 2010 AWP winner in fiction. She will be a Visiting Tutor in Creative Writing at Quest University in Squamish, BC in 2014. Her plays have been staged in New York, London, Cambridge, Montréal, and Oslo. She is an occasional MFA dissertation defense panelist at U-MASS, Amherst. She was a jurist for the 2010 and 2011 Alliance for Young Artists and Writers’ Scholastic Writing Awards. Whenever she has the money to spare, she studies Homeric Greek at Flux Factory in New York. She lives in Brooklyn with an opera composer, their child, and an epileptic hound dog.

Scriptorium, Brooklyn where I reside