Rafael Frumkin | English | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Rafael Frumkin

Assistant Professor

Rafael Frumkin

Phone: 618.453.5321
Email: rafael.frumkin@siu.edu
Office: Faner, Room 2380

Rafael Frumkin is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Medill School of Journalism. His fiction, nonfiction, journalism, and criticism have been featured in Granta, The Paris Review, Guernica, The Washington Post, The Baffler, McSweeney’s, Outside, Pacific Standard, Poetry Magazine, and Best American Nonrequired Reading. His novel, The Comedown, was published by Henry Holt in 2018 to critical acclaim. He is an assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at SIU Carbondale. His second novel, Confidence, is forthcoming from Simon and Schuster in 2023. His short story collection, Bugsy and Other Stories, is slated to hit the shelves in 2024.