Host: R. B. Wood
This is an exciting episode for me, as a former professor of mine, 17-year academic veteran, and Emerson Writer-in-Residence Jonathan Papernick kicks off the “Gift” prompt for the month of May with his story “Auto-Icon.”
Jonathan Papernick, born and raised in Toronto, Canada, is the author of two short story collections, The Ascent of Eli Israel and There Is No Other and three novels, the most recent being I Am My Beloveds. He serves as Senior Writer-in-Residence in the Writing, Literature and Publishing department at Emerson College in Boston where he has taught since 2007. Jon has taught fiction writing for more than twenty years at Pratt Institute, GrubStreet, Brandeis University, Bar Ilan University and Emerson College, in Boston, where he has taught since 2007, serving as Senior Writer-in-Residence since 2012. In 2019 he started Paper&Ink Editorial, a manuscript editing and coaching service that has worked with clients in America and internationally. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island with his wife.