May 7, 2021
Erik Raschke received an M.A. in Creative Writing from the City College of New York. His first novel, The Book of Samuel (St. Martin's Press in 2009) was translated into Italian and nominated for the prestigious Printz award. His short stories and essays have been published in, among others, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, Hazlitt, Georgia Review, De Volkskrant, and Guernica.
Starting as a reporter in the early nineties Erik covered the violence that marked the end of The Troubles. He also worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Armenia. Originally from Colorado, he became a dual Dutch and American citizen in 2013. He has three boys, one who is autistic.