Scott Korb graduated from the University of Wisconsin late in 1997 and relocated to New York not long after. While there he earned a degree in theology from Union Seminary and another in literature from Columbia University. With M. Ryan Purdy, for a number of years he edited a small literary magazine called The American Journal of Print.
His books include The Faith Between Us (2007), a collection of personal essays presented as a conversation with Jewish writer Peter Bebergal; Life in Year One (2010), a popular history of first-century Palestine; and Light Without Fire (2013), an intimate portrait of the first year at America’s first Muslim liberal arts college.
He is associate editor of The Harriet Jacobs Family Papers (2008), which was awarded the American Historical Association’s 2009 J. Franklin Jameson Prize. With Robert Bolger, he is editing a collection of essays about David Foster Wallace and philosophy, Gesturing Toward Reality (Continuum). Scott teaches writing at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts. He lives with his family in New York City.