Ann DeWitt is a fiction writer, essayist and critic. Her writing has appeared in NOON, Tin House, The American Reader, Guernica, Electric Literature, The Believer Logger, Esquire.com, BOMBlog, art+culture, elimae, Dossier Magazine, Two Serious Ladies, Publishing Genius and The Faster Times, amongst others. Her story, ‘Influence’, which first appeared in Esquire’s Napkin Fiction Project was recently anthologized in Short: A International Anthology, edited by Alan Ziegler. Ann holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA in Fiction from Columbia School of the Arts. She teaches in the Undergraduate Creative Writing Program at Columbia University and recently completed her first novel, an excerpt of which was released in the 15th anniversary edition of NOON. She currently pens a bimonthly non-fiction column about art, literature, film and criticism for The Believer, called ‘Various Paradigms’.