Thomas Beller's most recent book is Lost in the Game: A Book About Basketball. He is author of Seduction Theory: Stories, The Sleep-Over Artist: A Novel, How To Be a Man: Scenes from a Protracted Boyhood, and J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist, which won the New York City Book Award for biography/memoir. His work has been reprinted in Best American Short Stories, The Art of the Essay, and numerous other anthologies; he has also edited four anthologies of essays. He was co-founder and editor of Open City Magazine and Books (1990-2010), and is founder and publisher of MrBellersNeighborhood.com. A longtime contributor to The New Yorker, he is an associate professor and director of creative writing at Tulane University.