About the Author

The Man Who Noticed Everything, Adrian Van Young's first book of fiction, won Black Lawrence Press' 2011 St. Lawrence Book Award, and is available for purchase from Black Lawrence Press. His second book, Shadows in Summerland, a novel, was republished by Open Road Media in September, 2020. He is also the author of Vampire Pool Party from Madeleine Editions, a book for children. His fiction and non- fiction have been published or are forthcoming in Lumina, Gigantic, Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, The American Reader, Black Warrior Review, The Collagist, Conjunctions, The Believer, VICE, Slate, BOMB, Guernica, Granta and The New Yorker, among others. He is a Henfield Foundation Prize recipient as well as a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee.

He has taught writing at Boston College, Boston University, Grub Street Writers in Boston, and Tulane University in New Orleans. Currently, he teaches American Literature and Creative Writing at St. Martin's Episcopal School in Metairie. He received his B.A. in English from Vassar College, and his MFA in fiction from Columbia University, where he formerly taught as well. He lives in New Orleans with his wife Darcy and his two sons, Sebastian and August.

Praise for The Man Who Noticed Everything —

“Adrian Van Young is the secret love-child of so many authors I admire, from Ambrose Bierce to H.P. Lovecraft to Sherwood Anderson to Tobias Wolff. The stories in this collection are not easily forgotten.” — John Wray, author of Canaan's Tongue and Lowboy

"Adrian Van Young channels such a diversity of mighty literary voices, you'd think this book was an anthology collecting the work of the best young writers of the new generation. But in truth these stories were all written by one man: an astoundingly talented writer." — Ben Marcus, author of Notable American Women and The Flame Alphabet