Suspend Your Disbelief

Josh Barkan


Josh Barkan won the Lightship International Short Story Prize and has been a finalist for the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction, the Paterson Fiction Prize, and the Juniper Prize for Fiction. He is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and received his MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His writing has appeared in Esquire and as a contributor to The Boston Book Review. He lives in Mexico City. He has taught writing at Harvard, Boston University, New York University, and Hollins University. His books include the novel Blind Speed and the story collections Mexico and Before Hiroshima. Mexico was selected as one of the five best short story collections of 2017 by Library Journal.