I’m a writer living in New York City. My recent op-ed in The Guardian about being a teenage narcotrafficker went viral and became the most viewed article on the site for three consecutive days. My short story “Goodbye, Mister Starfish” appeared in Conjunctions and earned a nomination for the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers. I also hold a Ph.D. from Yale in art history and I was formerly the A. Bartlett Giamatti Fellow at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. My work appears regularly in magazines, periodicals, monographs, and exhibition catalogs, and I’m currently developing two book-length projects: a monograph on the artist Florine Stettheimer, and a counter-history of narcotics.

I also run an experimental art-criticism project on Instagram. With more than 14,000 followers, the project blends the instantaneity of social media with the close-looking of art history. I later started Four On The Floor, a newsletter extension about New York culture.

 

About Matthew Jeffrey Abrams

I’m a writer living in New York City. My recent op-ed in The Guardian about being a teenage narcotrafficker went viral and became the most viewed article on the site for three consecutive days. My short story “Goodbye, Mister Starfish” appeared in Conjunctions and earned a nomination for the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers. I also hold a Ph.D. from Yale in art history and I was formerly the A. Bartlett Giamatti Fellow at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. My work appears regularly in magazines, periodicals, monographs, and exhibition catalogs, and I’m currently developing two book-length projects: a monograph on the artist Florine Stettheimer, and a counter-history of narcotics.

I also run an experimental art-criticism project on Instagram. With more than 14,000 followers, the project blends the instantaneity of social media with the close-looking of art history. I later started Four On The Floor, a newsletter extension about New York culture.

 

About Matthew Jeffrey Abrams

 

fiction

Conjunctions

Goodbye, Mister Starfish

refereed articles

 Word & Image

Illuminated Critique: The Kent Moby-Dick

Apricota

Inuit Encounters: The Going-Native of Rockwell Kent and the Shaming of Leni Riefenstahl

 

awards

Nomination: PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers

A. Bartlett Giamatti Fellow, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

 

view my entire cv here

fiction

Conjunctions

Goodbye, Mister Starfish

refereed articles

 Word & Image

Illuminated Critique: The Kent Moby-Dick

Apricota

Inuit Encounters: The Going-Native of Rockwell Kent and the Shaming of Leni Riefenstahl

 

awards

Nomination: PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers

A. Bartlett Giamatti Fellow, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

 

view my entire cv here

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