Stacey D'Erasmo is a novelist and literary critic. She was born in 1961 in New York City. She received a B.A. from Barnard College and an M.A. from New York University in English and American Literature. From 1988 to 1995, she was a senior Editor at the Voice Literary Supplement. She was a Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford University from 1995-1997. She created and developed the fiction section of Bookforum from 1997-1998.
She is the author of three novels. Her first novel, Tea (Algonquin, 2000), was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. Her second novel, A Seahorse Year (Houghton Mifflin, 2004), was named a Best Book of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle and Newsday and won both a Lambda Literary Award and a Ferro-Grumley Award. Her third novel, The Sky Below, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in January, 2009. She lives in New York City.
D'Erasmo's articles and podcasts have been published in The New York Times Book Review, New York Times Magazine, Ploughshares, and the Los Angeles Times.
D'Erasmo has taught at Yale, Barnard, Eugene Lang College at the New School, Sarah Lawrence, Warren Wilson, and Breadloaf Writers Conference. She is currently Assistant Professor of Writing at Columbia University.