Maya Binyam’s work has appeared in the Paris Review, the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, New York Bookforum, Columbia Journalism Review, the New York Times Book Review, and elsewhere. She is an advisory editor at the Paris Review and has previously worked as an editor at Triple Canopy and the New Inquiry, and as a lecturer in the New School’s Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism program. Hangman is her debut novel.

I loved writing scenes of misrecognition, where the narrator, seeing a stranger, confuses them for family.

Maya Binyam