Douglas Bauer is the author of three novels — Dexterity, The Very Air, and The Book of
Famous Iowans
— and two previous works of non-fiction — Prairie City Iowa and The Stuff
of Fiction
. In addition, he is the editor of the anthologies, Prime Times: Writers on Their
Favorite TV Shows
and Death by Pad Thai and Other Unforgettable Meals.

His numerous essays, reviews, and articles have appeared in Esquire, Harper’s, The Atlantic, Tin House,
The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review
and many other publications.

He has won grants from the National Endowment for the Arts in both fiction and creative non-fiction.
He lives in Boston and teaches literature at Bennington College.