Scott Korb


Scott Korb graduated from University of Wisconsin in 1997 and relocated to New York not long after. There he earned a degree in Theology from Union Seminary and another in Literature from Columbia University. His books include The Faith Between Us, a collection of personal essays presented as a conversation with Jewish writer Peter Bebergal; Life in Year One, a popular history of first-century Palestine; and Light Without Fire, 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, which was awarded the American Historical Association’s 2009 J. Franklin Jameson Prize, and co-editor of Gesturing Toward Reality: David Foster Wallace and Philosophy. Scott is the director of First-Year Writing at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts.

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