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[edit]

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.

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