Jonathan Lethem is the author of eight novels, including Girl in Landscape
and Chronic City
, and five collections of stories and essays, including The Ecstasy of Influence
(2011). He has previously written the introductions for the NYRB Classics editions of A Meaningful Life
by L.J. Davis and On the Yard
by Malcolm Braly, as well as Store of the Worlds
by Robert Sheckley. He teaches at Pomona College and lives in Los Angeles and Maine.