Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir Whip Smart (St. Martin’s Press/2010), which chronicles the four years she spent working as a dominatrix.
Her writing has been published in Hunger Mountain, Salon, Dissent, Glamour, The Southeast Review, ReDivider, Storyscape Journal, The New York Times, Bitch Magazine, and The Chronicle of Higher Education Review, among other places, and she has been profiled in venues ranging from the cover of the New York Post to NPR’s Fresh Air. You can read our 2010 interview with Febos here.
A 2010 & 2011 MacDowell Colony fellow, she teaches writing and literature at SUNY Purchase College, NYU, and The New School. Febos co-curates and hosts the popular monthly music and reading series Mixer, on the Lower East Side.
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