• Roy is the author of The Darkness in Lee’s Closet and the Others Waiting There, a middle grade dark fantasy. He’s also the author of Is Superman Circumcised? How Jewish Culture Informed the World’s Greatest Hero (working title), a nonfiction book coming out next year.

    Roy has written for newspapers, magazines, websites, academic organizations, tech companies, toy companies, and production studios.

    He graduated magna cum laude from The New School University with a BA in English and cum laude from NYU with an interdisciplinary MA in English and social thought. He has taught English and writing at CUNY, the City University of New York, and is a writer-in-residence at the New York Public Library. When not writing, he’s the director of communications of a regional law firm.

    He can be found at royschwartz.com and on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook as RealRoySchwartz.


  • I take fun seriously and make fun of seriousness.