Thomas Beller is the author of four books, including The Sleep-Over Artist, a New York Times Notable Book, and, most recently, J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist, which won the 2015 New York City Book Award for biography/memoir. His fiction has appeared in the St. Ann’s Review, Ploughshares, Mademoiselle, the New Yorker, and Best American Short Stories. A founder and editor of Open City Magazine and Books from 1990 to 2010 and the website Mrbellersneighborhood.com, he is currently an associate professor at Tulane University. Visit thomasbeller.com.