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Alex Pickett grew up in small towns in Wisconsin and now lives with his partner in London. He received his MFA from the University of Florida.

He has supervised a warehouse in Fairbanks, worked at two cemeteries, four factories, has been a movie extra, a book researcher, a copywriter, a comedy writer, a winter caretaker at Denali State Park, taught creative writing to undocumented refugees and asylum seekers, managed a homeless hostel, and inspected restaurants and hot dog carts in New York City.


He currently teaches creative writing at City Lit in London and this fall will begin doctoral research at the University of Westminster with funding from the Quintin Hogg Trust.

His novel, The Restaurant Inspector, is available now. Camera Lake, a short story collection, will be out in July 2024. Both are from University of Wisconsin Press.

He once had a dog named Dan. Now he has a dog named Milo. Both are good boys.

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