Justin teaches creative writing at the University of Southern Maine, where he is an associate professor of English. He is the author of the novel The Best People in the World. His stories have appeared in TriQuarterly, New Yorker, and Public Space, among other places. He is a recipient of fellowships from the James Michener/Copernicus Society of America and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and a Lannon Foundation Residency in Marfa, Texas. He also directs the Stonecoast Writers’ Conference.