Zachary Lazar is the author of five books, including Sway, and I Pity the Poor Immigrant, a New York Times Notable Book. His last novel, Vengeance, was the 2019 selection for One Book One New Orleans and is longlisted for the Joyce Carol Oates Prize. The Apartment on Calle Uruguay, his new novel, will be published in 2022. Lazar’s honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, and the 2015 John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches at Tulane University.