Ryan Boudinot is the author of Misconception, a PEN/USA literary award finalist; and The Littlest Hitler, a Publishers Weekly book of the year. He teaches creative writing in Goddard College’s MFA program and has been a Richard Hugo House Writer in Residence. In the late ’90s through the late oughts he worked for a number of Internet companies as an editor, writer, and customer service rep. He holds an MFA from Bennington College and a BA from The Evergreen State College.
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