Sean Madigan Hoen (pronounced Hayne) was raised in Dearborn, Michigan and is the author of Songs Only You Know: A Memoir, a Barnes and Noble Discovery Selection and a Rolling Stone “Top-Ten book of 2014.” His short stories and prose have been published in BOMB, where he was awarded the 2011 Fiction Award, as well as The American Literary Review, Paste Magazine, and others. He was awarded a 2010 teaching fellowship from Columbia University, and has received support from The Anderson Center and the Jerome Foundation. In a previous life he was a song-and-dance man, traveling in used conversion vans and performing to what one might kindly refer to as “intimate crowds.” Hoen has taught at Columbia University and Western Michigan University. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York and teaches creative writing at Rutgers University. He is at work on a short story collection and a novel.
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