Matthew Jakubowski is a fiction writer, essayist, and literary critic based in West Philadelphia. He was raised in the U.S., Australia, and Germany, and holds an MA in Creative Writing from Northwestern University. A former arts and entertainment journalist, he has served as an editor for the translation journal Asymptote, and a fiction panelist for the Best Translated Book Award. His writing appears regularly in various publications, such as the Paris Review Daily, the Kenyon Review Online, 3:AM Magazine, Music and Literature, the Millions, Kirkus Reviews, Minor Literature[s], Berfrois, and the Brooklyn Rail, among others. He can be found online @matt_jakubowski and on his blog, truce.