Sarah Manguso is the author of the memoirs The Guardians and The Two Kinds of Decay, the story collection Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, and the poetry collections Siste Viator and The Captain Lands in Paradise.
Honors for her writing include a Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, and the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Her writing has appeared in four volumes of the Best American Poetry series as well as in Conjunctions, McSweeney's, the New York Review of Books, the New York Times Magazine, and the Paris Review. She has taught at Columbia, the New School, NYU, and the Pratt Institute.
She grew up near Boston, was educated at Harvard and the University of Iowa, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.