Alex Pickett received his MFA from the University of Florida in 2016. He grew up in several small towns in Wisconsin and has lived in Washington, California, Alaska, New York, and Florida. He now lives in London.

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, and inspected restaurants and hot dog carts in New York City. He currently manages a homeless shelter.

His novel, The Restaurant Inspector, is available from University of Wisconsin Press.

He used to have a dog named Dan. Now he has a dog named Milo.