David Lazar’s books include Occasional Desire (Nebraska), The Body of Brooklyn and Truth in Nonfiction (both Iowa), Powder Town (Pecan Grove), Michael Powell: Interviews and Conversations with M.F.K. Fisher (both Mississippi). Forthcoming are After Montaigne (Georgia) and Who’s Afraid of Helen of Troy (Etruscan Press). In 2013-14 he is curating a digital chapbook on nonfiction editing for The Conversant.org/Essay Press. Five of his essays have been “Notable Essays of the Year” according to Best American Essays. He is the founding editor of the literary magazine Hotel Amerika, now in its thirteenth year.