Philipp Meyer grew up in
Baltimore, dropped out of high school, and got his GED when he was sixteen.
After spending several years volunteering at a trauma center in downtown
Baltimore, he attended Cornell University, where he studied English. Since
graduating, he has worked as a derivatives trader at UBS, a construction
worker, and an EMT, among other jobs. His writing has been published in McSweeney’s, Iowa Review, and Salon.
From 2005 to 2008 Meyer was a fellow at the Michener Center for Writers in
Austin, Texas. He splits his time between Texas and upstate New York.