Ander Monson

Ander Monson

Professor
Ander Monson

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Ander Monson is the author of nine books of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, most recently Predator: a Memoir, A Movie, an Obsession, (Graywolf, 2022). A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award and the New York Public Library Young Lions award, he is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in General Nonfiction, the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers award in Nonfiction, the Graywolf Prize in Nonfiction, the Annie Dillard prize in Creative Nonfiction, and a John C Zacharis prize from Ploughshares. His story, “To Reduce Your Likelihood of Murder,” won the World’s Best Short-Short Story Contest, and his work has been anthologized multiple times in the Best American Essays. He’s received fellowships from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the Howard Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is the editor and publisher of the journal DIAGRAM and the New Michigan Press, the founder and editor of the organizations Essay Daily, The Assessment Matters Institute for Assessment Matteration, and the March Xness series of literary/music/sports tournaments, among other projects.