Tadkzio teaches creative writing with an emphasis on fiction. He has lived and worked in nine countries on four continents. He earned his Master’s degree from the University of East Anglia in the UK. His novel,Trenton Makes. was shortlisted for several prizes, including the Center for Fiction’s 2018 First Novel Prize and France’s Grand Prix de littérature américaine, and his reviews and essays regularly appear in a number of publications, including The New York Times and the Times Literary Supplement.