Hey there. I’m Costa Koutsoutis, and I’m a teacher and writer. I write essays, short stories, novellas, poetry, and articles. My fiction and nonfiction has appeared in print and online in places like Akashic Books’ “Monday Are Murder” short crime fiction series, the serialized horror fiction podcast The Alexandria Archives, the long-running punk subculture magazine Razorcake, and more.
I’m also an adjunct college instructor, specializing in composition and analysis basics, classics study, analysis of genre-oriented works such as horror, fantasy, and crime, and introductions to government and political science (if you’re interested, my CV is available upon request).
My graduate work in particular was about the analysis the impact of cyberpunk in science fiction, and that approach to academia has guided me since. Basically my nonfiction work tends to be about the intersections of genre fiction, popular culture and subcultures, and academic theory.
I live and work in New York City. I like to cook, watch old and weird movies, read, and spend time with my wife. Sometimes I yell at the cat about how she doesn’t appreciate old punk records, horror movies, and baseball on the radio.