Philipp Meyer grew up in working-class Baltimore, where he developed the literary ambitions that would lead him to Cornell University, and a BA in English. Some years, several jobs, and an MFA at the Michener Center for Writers later, Meyer published his first book, the acclaimed novel American Rust. He now divides his time between Texas and upstate New York.
Meyer read from his work on February 18, 2010, in Cornell’s Goldwin Smith Hall. This interview took place earlier the same day.