Shalom Auslander was raised in Monsey, New York. Nominated for the Koret Award for writers under thirty-five, he has published articles in Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Tablet, The New Yorker, and has had stories aired on NPR’s This American Life. Auslander is the author of the novel Hope: A Tragedy, the short story collection Beware of God, and the memoir Foreskin’s Lament. He lives in New York. To learn more about Shalom Auslander, please visit www.shalomauslander.com.