Steven Pfau is a writer and editor in Los Angeles. He graduated from the University of Idaho’s MFA program in Creative Writing, where he wrote a collection of essays on uncles and nephews. He taught a variety of composition, literature, and creative writing courses at UI, and he was the managing editor of the MFA program’s literary journal, Fugue. He previously lived in New York City, where he received a BA in English from Columbia University and worked for several years in the publicity department of Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Steven’s college essay was about discovering his love of writing as a contributor to a music magazine based in Boston, where he grew up. The magazine has since folded, so you can no longer read what teenage Steven thought of Björk and Fiona Apple, which is probably for the best.