Andrew Simonet is a writer and choreographer in Philadelphia. His debut young adult novel, Wilder (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux) was published in 2018. His second novel, A Night Twice as Long, portrays the relationship between two cognitively different siblings and was inspired by Andrew’s relationship with his younger brother. From 1993 to 2013, he co-directed Headlong Dance Theater. Andrew founded Artists U in 2006, an incubator for helping artists make sustainable lives. He is the author of Making Your Life as an Artist, an open-source guide to living as an artist, and is an artist leader in Creative Capital’s Professional Development Program. He has received a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, an Independence Fellowship in the Arts, a Bessie for Choreography, and residencies at Yaddo, Ucross, The Studios of Key West, and Hambidge.
View Andrew’s work at: andrewsimonet.com