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Adam Reid Sexton, Critic

Adam Reid Sexton received his B.A. 1984 in English from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.F.A. in 1993 in writing from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. His writing on the arts and entertainment has been published in the Boston Phoenix, the New York Times, and the Village Voice, while his fiction and essays have appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review, Off Assignment, and Post Road. Mr. Sexton’ books include Master Class in Fiction Writing: Techniques from Austen, Hemingway, and Other Greats. With a team of visual artists, he adapted four of Shakespeare’s tragedies as manga (Japanese-style graphic novels), and his anthology Rap on Rap was acquired by Harvard’s W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research. He has taught writing at Parsons School of Design, Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers), and the School of the Arts at Columbia University. Since 2013 Mr. Sexton has taught at Yale University, where he is a Lecturer in the English Department, the Trumbull College Writing Tutor, and a Silliman College Fellow. He was appointed critic in graphic design in 2016.

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