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's work has also been listed as notable in The Best American Essays and reprinted in several anthologies. He works for the Expository Writing Program at New York University, where he received his master of fine arts. Larson was named a 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Fellow from the New York Foundation for the Arts 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 sports spectatorship. The book combines both memoir and cultural criticism as it explores his own closeted childhood as a devoted fan of women's gymnastics.