Biography

by Jason Tougaw

Jason Tougaw is a writer, literature professor, and DJ who lives between New York City and the Catsksills. His memoir, The One You Get: Portrait of a Family Organism (winner of the 2017 Dzanc Nonfiction Prize) will be published in September. “Aplysia californica,” an excerpt from the memoir, is published in Boys to Men: Gay Men Write about Growing Up (Da Capo Press), edited by Ted Gideonse and Rob Williams. Yale University Press will publish his book The Elusive Brain: Literary Experiments in the Age of Neuroscience next year. He is currently finishing a novel entitled Unbecoming.

Tougaw is also the author of Strange Cases: The Medical Case History and the British Novel (Routledge) and editor, with Nancy K. Miller, of Extremities: Trauma, Testimony, and Community (University of Illinois Press). He has published essays  in Electra StreetModern Fiction Studies, Literature and Medicinea/b: Autobiography Studies, and Feed magazine. He teaches literature and writing at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center. You can hear his weekly radio show, “The Mixtape,” on 90.5 WJFF Radio Catskill.

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