CLARK BLAISE is the award-winning author of twenty books of fiction and non-fiction. Born in North Dakota to Canadian parents, he has lived in both Canada and the United States, teaching writing and literature at such famed institutions as Emory, Skidmore, Columbia, NYU and UC Berkeley. He has taught at the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa, served as Director of the International Writing Program there, and founded the postgraduate Creative Writing Program at Concordia University, Montreal. Internationally recognized for his contributions as a writer and teacher, Blaise has received an Arts and Letters Award for Literature from the American Academy, and in 2010 was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. He now divides his time between New York and San Francisco with his wife, the American novelist Bharati Mukherjee. The author lives in San Franciso, CA; New York, NY.