Makenna Goodman

Writer and Homesteader

Makenna Goodman is the author of The Shame (Milkweed Editions, 2020), which was named a Harvard Review Favorite Book of 2020, a White Review Recommended Read, a Refinery29 Best New Book, a Literary Hub Recommended Read, a Bustle Most Anticipated Book, a Book Club Pick, and more.

She has written literary criticism, essays, and short fiction for international publications including the New York Review of Books, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Electric Literature, Literary Hub, Catapult, Harvard Review, the White Review, and BOMB, and has been interviewed in the Paris Review, Guernica, The Rumpus, and The Millions.

Goodman is an educator of writing and literature and has taught at the high school and graduate level, including at the Center for Fiction in Brooklyn, NY. She is working on her next novel, as well as a play, and a work of nonfiction exploring craft.