Andrei Codrescu was born in Transylvania, Romania and emigrated to the U.S. in 1966. He founded Exquisite Corpse: a Journal of Books & Ideas, has taught literature and poetry at Johns Hopkins University, University of Baltimore, and Louisiana State University (as MacCurdy Distinguished Professor of English), and has been a regular commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered. He received a Peabody Award for writing and starring in the film Road Scholar. He also received the Ovidius Prize for Literature, the Heritage Award from the American Immigration Council, an ACLU Freedom of Speech Award, and was a Poetry Finalist for the National Book Award. A prolific writer of poetry, essays, fiction, and journalism, his most recent book is No Time Like Now.