A born-and-bred New Yorker, Michael Robin has been writing since 1995, when his short story “The Magic Balls” was rejected from Roaring Brook Elementary’s literary magazine. As a teenager, Michael navigated body dysmorphia by writing plays about confused Jewish virgins, and as an undergrad at Harvard, he won the Lee Patrick Award in Drama for his playwriting. Michael spent his post-college years in Teach for America, where he produced the first talent show at Wilbur Cross High School in a decade and once had to explain to his students why it’s inappropriate to watch midget porn during English class.

Michael writes stories about outcasts who struggle to overcome internalized shame. He was a Humanitas New Voices finalist, and his scripts have been recognized by the Austin Film Festival and numerous other competitions. When not writing, you’ll find Michael scallop hunting, board gaming, hosting Shabbat, or goofing off with his golden-doodle Biggie Lebowski.