Porter Shreve is the author of three previous novels: The Obituary Writer was a New York Times Notable Book, and Drives Like a Dream and When the White House Was Ours were both Chicago Tribune Books of the Year. Shreve is coeditor of six anthologies, and his fiction, nonfiction, op-eds and book reviews have appeared in Salon, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. He has taught at several universities, including Michigan, Purdue, and the University of San Francisco. A native of Washington, D.C., he spent a number of years in Chicago and the Midwest, and now lives with his wife and children in the Bay Area.
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