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Alex Pickett grew up in small towns in Wisconsin and now lives 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. Because of this varied experience, he is now unemployable.

His novel, The Restaurant Inspector, is available now. His next book, a short story collection, will be published in 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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