Dean Bakopoulos was on the 2016 faculty at Aspen Summer Words, where he taught a fiction workshop and spoke on a panel with Maria SempleBIO

Dean Bakopoulos’ first novel, Please Don’t Come Back from the Moon (Harcourt, 2005), was a New York Times Notable Book; his second novel, My American Unhappiness (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011) was named one of the year’s best novels by The Chicago Tribune, and his latest novel Summerlong (Ecco, 2015) was published to critical acclaim and made the independent bookstore bestseller list. His fiction and essays have appeared in many publications including Zoetrope, Tin House, Virginia Quarterly Review, Real Simple, and The New York Times, and his screenplay of Please Don’t Come Back from the Moon is currently in being filmed with James Franco/Rabbit Bandini studios. The winner of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, Dean teaches in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and is writer-in-residence at Grinnell College in Iowa, where he lives with his wife, novelist Alissa Nutting, and their three children. A fourth novel, In the Pines, and a collection of essays, Undoings, are in the works.