Leeore Schnairsohn earned his M.F.A. in Fiction at New York University and his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Princeton University. His dissertation (2013) was on the Russian writer Osip Mandelstam and translations of Mandelstam's poems into German by Paul Celan. For the past five years Leeore has been writing stories and novels. He also teaches in the Expository Writing Program at N.Y.U.