Nicholas Christopher is the author of fourteen books: five novels, The Soloist, Veronica, A Trip to the Stars, Franklin Flyer,
and the forthcoming The Bestiary
; eight books of poetry, most recently Crossing the Equator: New & Selected Poems, 1972-2004;
and a nonfiction book, Somewhere in the Night: Film Noir & the American City
. He is a Professor in the School of the Arts at Columbia University.