Charles Baxter is the author of fourteen books, including the novels The Feast of Love, nominated for the National Book Award; First Light, Saul and Patsy, Shadow Play, The Soul Thief, and The Sun Collective; the story collections Believers, Gryphon, Harmony of the World, A Relative Stranger, There’s Something I Want You to Do, and Through the Safety Net; plus three nonfiction books, including his latest, Wonderlands: Essays on the Life of Literature. His stories have appeared in several anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and The O. Henry Prize Story Anthology. Charles has won the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. He taught at Wayne State University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis.