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About the Author

Zachary Lazar is the author of three previous books, including the novel Sway, chosen as a Best Book of 2008 by the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Publishers Weekly, and Newsday, and the memoir Evening’s Empire: The Story of My Father’s Murder, a Chicago Tribune Best Book of 2009. Lazar is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, and, most recently, the John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for “a writer in mid-career whose work has demonstrated consistent excellence.” He is a professor of English at Tulane University and lives in New Orleans.


Learn more about Zachary Lazar:

Zachary Lazar's Website

Zachary Lazar's "Vengeance" Confronts the Criminal-Justice System with Both Fact and Fiction, the New Yorker

Interview by Jason Christian, New Orleans Review

He's a Lifer at Angola. He's Black. Was He Falsely Convicted?, the New York Times