A Virtual Conversation with Author Rafael Frumkin

Rafael Frumkin (he/they) is a writer of fiction and nonfiction and a professor of creative writing at Southern Illinois University.

His first novel, The Comedown, was published in 2018. His second novel, Confidence, is forthcoming in 2023, and his story collection, Bugsy, is forthcoming in 2024.

Their writing has appeared in Granta, Guernica, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Virginia Quarterly Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading, among others.

He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Medill School of Journalism.

They live in Illinois with their partner, two cats, and one dog.

A publication of the SUNY Cobleskill Writers Group

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The Writers Group meets every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  
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Meet others on campus with similar interests and write about things that matter to you. The Writers Group functions like a writing workshop, brings in notable speakers, and publishes an online journal, Tigerlily. All majors and all level writers are welcome!

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