ADAM REID SEXTON's books include Master Class in Fiction Writing: Techniques from Austen, Hemingway, and Other Greats, as well as Difficult Listening: A History of Art Rock (forthcoming from Routledge in 2021), Rap on Rap, which was acquired by Harvard's W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research, and Desperately Seeking Madonna, which is in the Library and Archives of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Sexton's writing on the arts and entertainment has been published in the Boston Phoenix, the New York Times, and the Village Voice. His essays have appeared in Babble, Off Assignment, Post Road, and the anthology How Does That Make You Feel? His fiction has been published in the Bellevue Literary Review, the Mississippi Review, and Palimpsest.
Sexton has read from his work at the New York City performance spaces the Knitting Factory and Pete's Candy Store. For four years he curated a reading series at KGB Bar in Manhattan's East Village. He has been interviewed by the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, and npr.com, and one of his classes was broadcast on BBC radio.
Sexton teaches fiction writing at Yale University, where he is a Lecturer in the Department of English, a Critic at Yale's graduate School of Art, and a Silliman College Fellow. He has lectured at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the University of Pennsylvania's Kelly Writers House, and the Yale Writer's Conference, as well as at the Mohegan Sun Casino-Resort and in Central Park. At the University of Alabama he delivered the Hudson Strode Lecture in the Age of Shakespeare.