STEVE ERICKSON is the author of nine novels: Days Between Stations, Rubicon Beach, Tours of the Black Clock, Arc d’X, Amnesiascope, The Sea Came in at Midnight, Our Ecstatic Days, Zeroville and These Dreams of You. He also has written two books about American politics and popular culture, Leap Year and American Nomad. Numerous editions have been published in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Greek, Russian and Japanese. Over the years he has written for Esquire, Rolling Stone, Conjunctions, Salon, the L.A. Weekly, the New York Times Magazine and other publications and journals, and his work has been widely anthologized. Currently he is the film critic for Los Angeles magazine, writes a blog for American Prospect, and is editor of the literary journal Black Clock, which is published by the California Institute of the Arts where he teaches writing. He has received the American Academy of Arts and Letters award in literature, a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and twice has been nominated for the National Magazine Award for criticism and commentary.