Eric Sasson

New York, United States

Member Since: 09/21/2015

Eric Sasson writes “Ctrl-Alt,” a column on alternative culture for the Wall Street Journal. His short story collection, “Margins of Tolerance,” was the 2011 Tartt First Fiction Award runner-up and was published by Livingston Press in May 2012. His novel "Admissions" is forthcoming from Foxhead books in late 2015. His stories have been nominated for the Robert Olen Butler prize, the Pushcart Prize, and one is in The Best Gay Stories 2013. Other recent publication credits include pieces in Five Points, Salon, The New Republic, Independent Ink.  Connotation Press, BLOOM, Nashville Review, The Puritan and THE2NDHAND, among others. He's been awarded a Tennessee Williams scholarship to the Sewanee Writers Conference as well as residency fellowships to Ragdale and the Hambidge Center. He has taught fiction writing at the Sackett Street Writers Workshop in Brooklyn, where he was born, bred, and still resides.  


Twitter Username: @idazlei


  • Columnist at Wall Street Journal (April 2013 - )


  • Master of Arts in English/Creative Writing from New York University (May 1997)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Poetry