Brian Platzer is the author of the novel Bed-Stuy Is Burning, as well as the forthcoming novel The Body Politic and parenting book Taking the Stress Out of Homework. He has an MFA from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, and a BA from Columbia University. Brian’s writing has appeared often in the New Yorker’s Shouts and Murmurs and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, as well as in the New York Times, the New Republic, Lit Hub, Salon, and elsewhere. He suffers from chronic dizziness and lives with his wife and two sons in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

In addition to writing and teaching, Brian is co-founder of Teachers Who Tutor | NYC, New York City’s only tutoring company where all the tutors are classroom teachers with master’s degrees.