Nonfiction writer Richard Scott Larson’s creative and critical works have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Chicago Review of Books, Harvard Review, Colorado Review, Electric Literature, Joyland, and Hobart, among other publications. Larson has also been published in The Best American Essays. He works for the Expository Writing Program at New York University where he received his master of fine arts. Larson was a 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Fellow and is an active member of the National Book Critics Circle.
While at MacDowell, Larson completed a draft of his new book about the gay male gaze and spectatorship. The book combines both memoir and cultural criticism with elements of his own closeted childhood.