Kyle Muntz is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Writing Program at NYU Shanghai. He is the author of "The Pain Eater" (Clash Books, 2022) and "Scary People" (Eraserhead Press, 2015). His short fiction has appeared in Lightspeed Magazine, Fiction International, and elsewhere in print and online. In 2016 he received an MFA in prose from the University of Notre Dame; that year, he was also the winner of the Sparks Prize for short fiction. Previously he held positions at the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies and Shandong University, where he taught courses in literature and fiction writing.