Dana Goodyear

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Dana Goodyear (born 1976) is an American journalist and poet, the author of the forthcoming book Anything That Moves, and the co-founder of Figment, an on-line literary community. She is a staff writer at The New Yorker and teaches in the Master of Professional Writing program at the University of Southern California.

Life and work

Goodyear graduated from Yale University in 1998, where she was Managing Editor of The New Journal, and was hired by The New Yorker in 1999.[1][2] She became a staff writer in 2007.[3] In 2008, she was named a Japan Society Media Fellow, and spent six weeks in Tokyo researching the emergence of the cell phone novel.[4] Her story, "I ♥ Novels", was published in The New Yorker and collected in "The Best Technology Writing 2009".[5][6]

Goodyear is the co-founder, with Jacob Lewis, of Figment, an on-line and mobile community for readers and writers.[7][8] Figment officially launched on December 6, 2010.

In 2005, Goodyear published "Honey and Junk", a collection of poems.[9][10] A new collection is forthcoming in the fall of 2012.

Goodyear's profile of James Cameron was a finalist for a 2010 National Magazine Award.[11] "Killer Food", about the chefs at Animal, a Los Angeles restaurant, was included in "The Best Food Writing 2010".[12]

Goodyear lives in Los Angeles with her husband the developer Billy Lehman and their two young children.



  1. ^ "Faculty Profile > USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences". University of Southern California. 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  2. ^ "The New Yorker Contributors: Dana Goodyear". The New Yorker Magazine. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  3. ^ "The New Yorker Contributors: Dana Goodyear". The New Yorker Magazine. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Japan Society, New York - Recipients & Essays". Japan Society. Archived from the original on 3 October 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
  5. ^ Goodyear, Dana (22 December 2008). "Letter from Japan: I ♥ Novels". The New Yorker Magazine. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  6. ^ Johnson, Steven. "The Best Technology Writing 2009". Yale University Press, 2009.
  7. ^ Koblin, John (24 February 2010). "The Great American Text". The New York Observer. Archived from the original on 16 June 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
  8. ^ Bosman, Julie (5 December 2010). "Web Site for Teenagers With Literary Leanings". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
  9. ^ Goodyear, Dana. "Honey and Junk". W. W. Norton & Company, 2006.
  10. ^ "BEST SELLERS - May 22, 2005". The New York Times. 22 May 2005. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  11. ^ "Complete list of the 2010 National Magazine Awards Finalists". American Society of Magazine Editors. 10 March 2010. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  12. ^ Hughes, Holly. "Best Food Writing of 2010". Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2010.

External links

  • Official website
  • Figment official website
  • "The Allure of the Underground: The rise of the secret supper club," Dana Goodyear, The New Yorker, 3 December 2012 [1]
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