Nick Arvin is the author of three books: In the Electric Eden: StoriesArticles of War, and The Reconstructionist. His work has appeared in the New YorkerNew York Times, and Wall Street Journal, and has been honored with numerous awards, including the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Boyd Award from the American Library Association, the Colorado Book Award, and fellowships from the Michener-Copernicus Society, the Isherwood Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He lives in Denver, Colorado, where he is on the faculty of the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.