"Adam Sexton is onto something with this vastly intelligent and helpful book of his." -- Jonathan Ames (author, The Extra Man; creator, HBO's Bored to Death), from the Foreword to Master Class in Fiction Writing

"Adam Sexton's instruction set me on a thrilling path. A teacher in the true sense of the word, Adam is a confident, brilliant guide to recognizing your talents and building beautiful things from there. I've taken many classes in my life and have forgotten many lessons and guides in the process but his classes and method have remained with me, daily. I work to make him proud." -- Carmen Wong Ulrich, author, The Real Cost of Living; contributor, NBC's Today Show


ADAM REID SEXTON is the author, editor, or adapter of more than ten published books, which have been translated into Japanese, Indonesian, and Farsi. His anthology Rap on Rap was acquired by Harvard's W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research, while the Washington Post called his Manga Editions of four Shakespearean tragedies "brilliant." Sexton's fiction, essays, and reviews have been published in the New York Times, the Village Voice, the Boston Phoenix, the Mississippi Review, and the Bellevue Literary Review, and on the Websites babble.com and smithmag.net.

Sexton teaches at Yale College and in Columbia University's Creative Writing Program, and he has lectured at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the University of Pennsylvania's Kelly Writers House, the Mohegan Sun, and in Central Park. Sexton has read from his work at the Knitting Factory and Pete's Candy Store, and for four years he curated a reading series at KGB Bar. He has been interviewed about teaching, writing, and literature by the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, Poets & Writers, and npr.com, and one of his classes was broadcast on BBC radio.

Sexton received his M.F.A. in Writing from the School of the Arts at Columbia University and his B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Kira and their son Alexander.

To inquire about hiring Adam Reid Sexton to edit your short story, personal essay, or novel, email him at adamrsexton@​gmail.com. To follow him on Facebook, go to Facebook.com/​adamreidsexton


Creative Writing and Literature
Techniques from Austen, Hemingway, and Other Greats
A Literary Companion to Tennis
Short story published by Underwater New York
Popular Culture
In Search of the Meaning of the World's Most Famous Woman
Paper presented at the First Biennial Conference of the John Updike Society, October 2, 2010
For Younger Readers
Japanese-style graphic-novel adaptations of four of Shakespeare's tragedies