Joshua N.K. Rolnick


Josh Rolnick’s debut short story collection, Pulp and Paper, won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award, selected by Yiyun Li, and was published by the University of Iowa Press. His short stories have also won the Arts & Letters Fiction Prize and the Florida Review Editor’s Choice Prize. They have been published in Harvard ReviewWestern Humanities ReviewBellingham Review, and Gulf Coast, and have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best New American Voices.

Rolnick is a faculty lecturer at the Johns Hopkins M.A. in Writing program as well as an instructor the Sackett Street Writers Workshop in Brooklyn, N.Y. He serves as fiction editor for Paper Brigade, the annual literary journal of the Jewish Book Council. He has previously worked as a reporter or editor for publications including the Associated Press, Congressional QuarterlyMoment, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Rolnick holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University, and an MA in international history from the London School of Economics. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and four children.