Iagnemma was raised in suburban Detroit and attended the University
of Michigan, where he studied mechanical engineering and began
writing fiction. He did graduate work in robotics at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, and wrote much of his first book, On the
Nature of Human Romantic Interaction, as a Ph.D. student. His short
stories have received numerous awards, including the Paris Review
Plimpton Prize, first place in the Playboy college fiction contest,
and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Massachusetts
Cultural Council. His writing has appeared in The Paris Review,
Zoetrope, SEED, and NASA's ASK magazine, and been anthologized
in the Best American Short Stories, Best American Erotica, and
Pushcart Prize collections.
currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and works as a research
scientist at M.I.T. He's currently completing a novel about a phrenologist
and a politician in 1850's Detroit.