On Friday, December 19 Elizabeth Koster, Ilana Masad and Michael Shari shared their work at Paragraph’s last KGB reading series of 2014.
A native New Yorker, Elizabeth Koster is currently completing a memoir and an MFA in creative nonfiction at Columbia University. One of Elizabeth's essays about her mother's attempts to find her a husband before she died was published in The New York Times Modern Love column. She teaches creative writing at a Brooklyn public high school.
Ilana Masad is an Israeli-American writer and editor living in NYC. She is currently a columnist for McSweeney’s and has been published in Four Chambers Press, One Throne Magazine, Tin House's blog and more. In 2013 she received the Rex Warner Literary Prize from Oxford University. Find her at ilanamasad.com and @ilanaslightly.
Michael Shari is a Contributing Editor at Barron’s in New York, where he covers hedge funds. He has won 12 external journalism awards, most of them in Asia. He spent 19 years in Asia as a foreign correspondent—for Agence France-Presse in Bangkok, the Miami Herald in Tokyo, Time in Jakarta, andBusinessWeek in Singapore. He has a bachelor of arts in literature and languages from Bennington College, where he majored in creative writing with the authors Joe McGinniss and Arturo Vivante. Born in Manhattan, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children. He is the author of a memoir entitled, "Among the Living."