Photograph by Sarah Shatz

Meghan O’Rourke is the author of The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness (Riverhead Books, March 2022). She is also the author of the memoir The Long Goodbye (Riverhead, 2011), and the poetry collections Sun In Days (2017), which was a finalist for the Patterson Poetry Prize and a New York Times Best Poetry Book of the year; Once (2011); and Halflife (2007). The current editor of The Yale Review, she has worked an editor at The New Yorker, as culture editor and literary critic for Slate, and poetry editor for The Paris Review. Her essays, criticism, and poems have appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Slate, The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, and Best American Poetry. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Radcliffe Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes, the May Sarton Poetry Prize, the Union League Prize for Poetry from the Poetry Foundation, and a Front Page Award for her cultural criticism. One of three judges chosen to select Granta’s Best Young American Novelists in 2007, she has been a fellow at The MacDowell Colony and Yaddo, and was a finalist for the Rome Prize of the Academy of Arts and Letters. A graduate of Yale University, she has taught at Princeton, The New School, and New York University. She lives in New Haven, CT with her partner and two sons.