Kris Bartkus

A New Yorker from Lithuania, Kris graduated from Harvard University with a BA in economics, and recently completed his MFA in fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was an Iowa Arts Fellow and received the post-graduate Guthrie Fellowship.

In between those two degrees, he worked in finance in Vietnam, started an education consulting company in China, and ran classes for lawyers in Lithuania. His essays and photography have appeared in various outlets, including Intelligent Life and The Millions. He lives in New York, and is working on a novel.